1) click on the Xterra logo above and order any of their “Canadian offerings”, no code required.
2) Order any of their wetsuits and get it shipped to a buddy in the US and have them send it to you. Then you can use the LOST code. Just drop Rob an email for the code if you want to order this way, President@GlobalSwimSeries.com
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- The hits keep comin’… another record, 122 LOSTies out this week! August 3, 2017
- Yet another consecutive record turnout… 116 swimmers!!! August 3, 2017
- Record turnout for LOST Swim… 112 LOSTies!!! July 19, 2017
- If you want something done… ask a busy person. July 12, 2017
- The older I get, the better I was… July 5, 2017
_________________________ Visitors to our little site since April 30, 2010:
Year 1 = 95,241 or 261/day Year 2 = 235,046 or 644/day Year 3 = 482,284 or 1321/day Year 4 = 431,873 or 1183/day Year 5 = 1,715,716 or 4700/day________________________
Since June 1, 2014
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LOST Motto:Life is a Participation Sport! _________________________
"To make this team is going to be sweet, to fail is going to be very painful. Either way, the sun will come up the next day and life will go on. But those who strive, those who leave nothing on the table, those who will take the risk, will all be winners. Life is truly sweeter for those who truly live it. The world belongs, and will always belong, to the people who participate. Those who stand on the outside, who never risk, who never fail, cannot now, nor will they ever, understand the beauty of each breath of life. So don't feel sorry for those who fail, feel sorry for the majority that never participate. They'll just never understand, let alone feel, all that life can and should be."
- - Dick Jochums... (legendary swim coach, on making the 2000 US Olympic Swim Team, from the classic swimming book "Gold in the Water")
What Marathon Swimming (& Life) is all about…
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."
- - Calvin Coolidge, President of USA, 1923 - 29
Category Archives: The LOST Blog
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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