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And that concludes our “cold water” sessions for the year…

Yup, it was freakin’ cold yesterday. What can I say, the Lake only gives us a few cold ones to take advantage of before we start climbing the temperature ladder again. We usually get 2 or 3 “stupid cold” ones … Continue reading

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No more waiting…

Yup, the water started this year at 47F… then 53F… and on Saturday it was 58F! (ok, I rounded up a little on Saturday to 60F, a bit of a psychological boost, if you will!) No more waiting, it is … Continue reading

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Told ya it would warm up… from a nippy 47F to a balmy 53F!

Okay, “balmy” might be a bit of a stretch, but at least I was right when I said “it won’t be any colder than last week!”  At 47F/8C that’s a pretty safe bet.  Even for Lake O. Didn’t matter anyway. … Continue reading

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Lookin’ green for tomorrow!

Looks like it will be around 60F / 15C tomorrow!  That was quick.  See you tomorrow! Cheers, Rob PS.  you can always find the link for this under the “Weather” tab above.

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Well that was cool… a little pun there!

So LOST Swimming is off to a screaming start!  Literally. Okay, it was a bit nippy.  We had an incredible 82 swimmers out… for a dip in 47F/8C water!  How cool is that!  (I can keep going with these puns … Continue reading

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June 3 is the first swim… of the 12th season of LOST Swimming!

1) Register: It seems like forever since our last swim, last fall.  Which is okay I guess, it give you a bit more of an appetite to get going again now!  But here we go… the first swim is at … Continue reading

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Winter swimming, GSS Global Champs and LOW Art Auction!!!

Hey LOSTies, So we made it through another winter… without swimming.  Well sort of… … unless you were among the few crazies that swam all winter in the Lake!  Yes, I’m looking at you: Chris, Edwin, Loren, Richie, et al… … Continue reading

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I’m going… you gotta do this one too!!! Maybe the best open water race you will ever do!!!

We just announced it and it is already almost sold out!!!   443 already signed up for the 10k… capped at 450, and 288 of 350 signed up in the 3k!!!     (I’ll see what I can do about getting … Continue reading

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A new 50m pool in Oakville!

Hello LOSTies! Okay, the title of this email is a bit misleading… we don’t have a 50m pool… yet.  Buuuut… we are still working on it! While my kids swam with OAK, I tried for 15 years to get the … Continue reading

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Xterra is shipping to Canada again!

Just thought I’d let you know that our friends at Xterra, who stopped shipping to Canada about 10 months ago, have now resumed shipping to Canada! Good news for us… we can once again get the most popular wetsuits in … Continue reading

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Well that was cool… LOST Polar Bear Dip… and 100 x 100!!!

Pardon the pun, but that was a “cool” way to start the New Year! On January 1, 2017 we held the 7th annual LOST Polar Bear Dip at our usual swimmin’ hole, LOST Beach in Oakville. And like like all … Continue reading

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Welcome to a LOST 2017! Starting with: the Polar Bear Dip!!!… & 100 x 100 on 100!!!

Ok, here we go… into a brave new year of open water swimming! And you might as well start it off by being brave!  So let’s start with the 7th LOST Polar Bear Dip! So come one, come all… it’s … Continue reading

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Racing the turtles in Barbados!

What an incredible swimming experience in Barbados!  If you’re someone that’s on the fence about doing a destination race for open water swimming, it might be time to take the plunge and sign up for one of the amazing tropical … Continue reading

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Darren swims Alcatraz!

So Darren and Al have shown “how you do it”.  These guys are adventurers that make LOST proud! First Darren, David and Al did the Canadian Death Race… then Al won the LOST Swimming – Connor’s Runners Beer Mile… and … Continue reading

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LOSTies do the Canadian Death Race!

Remember when I said in my previous write up about the LOST Swimmers beating Connor’s Runners at the BEER MILE… and that that wasn’t exactly true… I mean we did win, that part was true… but that we aren’t “just … Continue reading

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The 3rd Annual “LOST Swimmers vs Connor’s Runners BEER MILE!”

    As usual, that was about as much fun as you can stand.  But that’s not too surprising because, to paraphrase a line from some of our swimming buddies in Ireland, “If it ain’t fun, we’re not playing!” So … Continue reading

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What a great season ending swim… with Marilyn Bell!

So that was pretty cool. And for once I’m not talking about the water temp… it was 67F, by the way, toasty warm, especially for this time of year!  I was talking about having Marilyn Bell Di Lascio and her … Continue reading

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The last LOST Swim of the season is this Saturday… and Marilyn Bell is going to be there for it!!!

So this is a special treat for all you LOSTies out there!  And a nice way to wrap up the season. Marilyn contacted me this week to see if she could come and swim with the LOSTies. Her and her … Continue reading

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Frank’s Swim For Mental Health… Oct 16!!!

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LOST Race & LOST Mile…

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 … Continue reading

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Secret swim last week… the LOST Race & LOST Mile this week!

So what was the big secret surprise swim last week?  It was the test run of the LOST Mile! As you hopefully are aware, at the LOST Race this year we are introducing the LOST Mile as well!  We got … Continue reading

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Wow!… what a week… big waves, Crossings, Long Island and Mountains!

Ok, I know I’m a little slow getting this out from last week’s swim, but when see everything that has been going on this week you’ll see why! First of all thanks to Mauro, Miguel and Katie for picking up … Continue reading

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The LOST Race: 1.6k, 3.8k, medals, beer glasses, trophies and mansions!

Each year we try and make the LOST Race better.  And aside from controlling the water temp (haha) we’ve been able to do that.  And this year is the 9th Annual LOST Race on Saturday, Aug 13th and it is going … Continue reading

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LOSTies pay it forward… and LOSTies swim the English Channel!

So we had another great swim day on Saturday… the stats: 87 swimmers, 57F/14C. I could go on and on about how 57F is still pretty chilly, or how it is weird that 87 LOSTies found it no problem to … Continue reading

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No sharks… but watch out for our own LOST aquatic-life!

Who knew… the world didn’t stop if I wasn’t there!  haha.  Thanks to Dylan, Darren and the gang for picking up the slack while I was swimming the 10k at the North Shore Challenge with a bunch of other friends … Continue reading

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