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The 4th Annual LOST Swimming vs Connor’s Runners BEER MILE!

Well that was way too much fun. Ya, this is the 4th year of this fall classic.  A big thanks to those people who helped “not-organise” this fun and “unofficial” event: Mauro, Lisa & Catherine.  As I said to Mauro, … Continue reading

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The LOST Swim Shack!

So I just wanted to post this final version of the LOST Swim Shack.  I think we’ll go with that name, I like it because it kinda reminds me of a “Surf Shack”, that kinda beach, kinda hip, surfer dude … Continue reading

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12th season of LOST Swimming comes to an end!

So that’s a wrap… Last Saturday seemed like as good of a point as any to wrap up the season.  Typical date, mid-September. But I have to admit, this has been kind of a weird summer.  It never really got … Continue reading

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The hits keep comin’… another record, 122 LOSTies out this week!

  What can I say, it’s pretty amazing.  We had 122 swimmers out this Saturday.  The 3rd record Saturday in a row!  100 swimmers more than what we used to consider a good turnout only a few years ago! I … Continue reading

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Yet another consecutive record turnout… 116 swimmers!!!

Darren and I were laughing at the swim yesterday.  I told him we had a record turnout of 116 swimmers.  To which we both laughed.  “Only about 100 swimmers more than what a good turnout, just a few years ago!” … Continue reading

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Record turnout for LOST Swim… 112 LOSTies!!!

The water was still a bit chilly, 61F/16C, but a helluva lot better than the “stupid cold” it had been (44F & 46F!!!).  The air temp was beautiful too.  Just a nice summer day. The water was perfectly flat, as … Continue reading

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If you want something done… ask a busy person.

  I’m going to skip most of the usual LOST story today.  I’ll just give you the short version here: 59F/14C… very comfortable and pancake flat… 83 swimmers.  Best swim of the year so far.  But that’s not what I … Continue reading

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The older I get, the better I was…

So way back in the day, I was a decent swimmer.  1988 Olympic Trials, a few national records, and just a step down from the best. And these days one of my favorite lines becomes more and more relevant: “the … Continue reading

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I got called out… by Lake O!

Okay, I know I said last week was our last cold water training session… at 47F/8C, saying that it was going to warm up by the following week, seemed like a pretty safe bet.  But I was wrong. It got … Continue reading

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The Freestyle Experience is going back to Barbados!

Join The Freestyle Experience for a week-long swimming adventure in sunny Barbados – coached exclusively by OLYMPIANS! The Freestyle Experience Camp Barbados is designed for all levels of masters and open water swimmers and triathletes and takes place in sunny Barbados, … Continue reading

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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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