Category Archives: The LOST Blog

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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FREE GLOBAL SWIM SERIES T-SHIRTS!!!

Hi LOSTies and LOST friends! So the big “LOST Race” and the new “LOST Mile” are coming up very soon… Saturday, August 13!  I hope that you have all registered and will swim it… but we need a few volunteers … Continue reading

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nice to get that out of the way… my 6 hour qualifying swim!

Loren and I both have a big swim coming up in the next few weeks.  Loren is doing a Lake O Crossing of 52k… and I’m doing the race tied for the longest distance in the Global Swim Series… Swim … Continue reading

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Come out of the cupboard, you boys and girls…

With apologies to The Clash… but the sentiment is right!  If you went into hiding after last week’s 48F dip, it’s time to come out and play!  Not that 92 swimmers is a small group, by any stretch!  Our second … Continue reading

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The Canada Day… Polar Bear Dip!

I’m always saying that we have one of the best places in the world to swim… and we do… a little cold at times (like this weekend was!)… but if having beautiful, cold, clean water is the worst thing… I’ll … Continue reading

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Same old beautiful morning for a swim… with a twist!

I saw this post on the LOST Facebook page that a prospective LOSTie (Renee Devereaux, whom I’ve never met by the way), wrote that pretty much sums it all up: “I was on the rocks this morning watching the goings-on … Continue reading

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Find your LOST Clothing here!

Sorry, but I can’t help you with you’re “lost clothing” from the party on the weekend (but send me an invite next time!)… but I can help you with some great “LOST Clothing” from the Lake Ontario Swim Team! So … Continue reading

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A new milestone for LOST Swimming… 100 swimmers out yesterday!!!

I guess Dylan said it best as he and I laughed at ourselves and the incredible number of swimmers that came out for a great swim this morning: Dylan: You do realize this is starting to look a little cult-ish! … Continue reading

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Told ya… and that’s why you don’t cancel…

I must have got a dozen people email me asking me if we were going to cancel LOST Swimming on Saturday because there were thunderstorms forecast for the area.  I told them my usual line, we’ll wait and see on … Continue reading

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… a tough workout… and Ali and Howe!

Embrace swim coach, and my right hand man at LOST, Miguel Vadillo, arranged a “long swim” at the Caledon Quarry on Sunday, (and then paddled around for hours, helping us feed!) for a few of us that are planning some … Continue reading

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LOST Swimming… and the weather…

So several people have asked me about the weather tomorrow as it is supposed to be 30C and possible thunderstorms… are we going to cancel?  When would we cancel a swim? Of course the number one priority is safety, and … Continue reading

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11th year of LOST Swimming starts with biggest turnout ever!

    Well that was really something… 11th year of LOST Swimming and we are still having lots of “firsts”! First of all, that was the warmest opening day ever… June 4 and 64F/18C!  Wow.  Flat as pool water too. … Continue reading

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LOST Swimming starts this Saturday! And how it all started…

For the 11th consecutive year I will be down at the beach by the Navy Street Pier at 8:00 am on the first Saturday in June to go for a swim (and every Saturday after, until September or so).  The … Continue reading

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5 useful tidbits about LOST Swimming…

Just some LOST related tidbits I thought you might find useful: A couple of years ago myself and a few others did CPR on a runner that collapsed near the end of the Hamilton Marathon (that’s another story, but a … Continue reading

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2 things I hope we don’t see in Lake O this summer…

… Hurricanes and freaky, alien-lookin’ Horseshoe Crabs! So we have 3 kids. Dylan swam NCAA at University of Maryland and will be around LOST Swimming (and GSS) this summer.  Ask him about the $20 video swim clinics that many LOSTies … Continue reading

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The first LOST Swim of 2016… and the new “LOST Mile!”

Hello LOSTies! Okay, I know I’ve been a little remiss in putting up posts over the winter.  I’d like to say that it was because I took a break from open water swimming over the winter, but of course, the … Continue reading

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The Polar Bear Dip… and 100 x 100’s on 100!

Now that’s a fun way to roll into the New Year! Maybe I’m getting old, but New Year’s Eve was no biggee.  And unless I’m going to Time Square it usually isn’t… and I’ve never been to Time Square for … Continue reading

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6th Annual LOST Polar Bear Dip!!!

Come on out to the 6th Annual LOST Polar Bear Dip… it is kind of like the LOST Beer Mile… if you don’t want to participate that’s okay… it’s fun just to watch! But it’s more fun to dunk! Same … Continue reading

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