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Well a picture is worth a thousand words… and the 9th Annual LOST Pier Pic says a lot about all the LOSTies… it was a great race and a lot of fun!

So here is the jist of it… it was our biggest and best race ever!  I know each year I always say this year is going to be our best race ever, and some year I’ll be wrong, but I haven’t been yet!  (at least about that :-p).

First of all we lucked out with the weather.  Totally.  It was supposed to pour rain and thunderstorm and the whole bit… but it held off until a few hours after the race.  And instead we got perfect conditions!  72F/22C… flat water… incredibly hot and humid 35C+… which is fine if you are going for a nice swim!  We also had our biggest turnout ever…

Number of Participants:

  • 2016 – LR – 114 swimmers – 73 wetsuit, 41 naked (36%)
  •           – LM – 55 swimmers – 38 wetsuit, 17 naked (31%)
  • total:          – 169 swimmers – 111 wetsuit, 58 naked (34%)

    The LOST Race trophy
    The LOST Race trophy

… and here are the top placing swimmers in each race… and the ones who will have their names engraved on the LOST Race Trophy and the LOST Mile Trophy!


  • Fastest ‘Wetsuit – Man’: 54:27, Geminio Grossi
  • Fastest ‘Wetsuit – Woman’: 57:57, Megan Dodge
  • Fastest ‘Naked – Man’: 52:29, Dylan Kent
  • Fastest ‘Naked – Woman’: 58:51, Lynn Rodgers


The LOST Mile trophy
The LOST Mile trophy
  • Fastest ‘Wetsuit – Man’: 24:08, Craig Ross
  • Fastest ‘Wetsuit – Woman’: 31:27, Heather Winmill
  • Fastest ‘Naked – Man’: 24:37, Luis Escobar
  • Fastest ‘Naked – Woman’: 32:23, Sarah Gallagher

And if a picture says a thousand words then the video must be worth a few thousand!  So I’ll spare you all from a book about the LOST Race and let you watch the video!  It turned out pretty well.  Enjoy… and thanks for coming out to swim or volunteer!  See you at the 10th annual LOST Race & LOST Mile next year!

Lots of great pics and video, including drone video too!  Thanks to John Johnston, Branko Vrzic and Phillip McCatty of Drone Therapy for all the great pics that we put together!

Hope to see you all at the Global Swim Series – North American Championship on Sept 4, at Woodbine Beach in Toronto!

PS.  check out a bunch of historical facts, records and pics on the LOST Race tab above!



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I founded LOST Swimming because I like open water swimming and would like to see it grow and thrive in Lake Ontario. I started as a competitive swimmer as a kid and ended up getting as far as a silver medal at Nationals and going to the Olympic Trials in 1988. But I retired after that, I was sick of swimming. So I got into running marathons and have run over 35 to date, as well as a few ultra marathons, including the Marathon des Sables (7 day, ultra across the Sahara Desert). I also kind of fell into triathlons and have done a handful of Ironman tri's too. This gradually got me back in the water and in 2006 I took the plunge and attempted swimming the English Channel. I didn't quite make it across, but the circle was now complete and after 17 years I was a swimmer again! Although I still do plenty of pool swimming, I now much prefer open water swimming and like to say that open water swimming is to pool swimming, what trail running is to treadmill running! As a result I hope to encourage more people to join me for a dip in Lake Ontario as often as we can!


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