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 friend or relative in the US and then have them send it to you (or use this company in Niagara Falls for $6 and free shipping! cbiusa.com). 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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Author Archives: Rob Kent
Okay, not really my bag, but some LOSTies like Ice Swimming. I mean I’ll do some “stupid cold” swims, like the rest of you, in the summer. Like at the LOST Race this year, when the water was 48F/8C… and … Continue reading
Hi all, Here is the stroke analysis that our EOMAC Coach and 10k Olympian did of freestyle. My take-away’s were: head positioning and higher elbow pull. See if there is anything you can use to improve your stroke! Always room … Continue reading
hmmm… well it’s usually still water related. There are actually a handful of LOST swimmers that swim all year round. …. I mean a lot of us swim all year round. Some swim masters with Etobicoke, Oakville, Burlington or other Masters. … Continue reading
To quote one of my favorite lines about LOSTies: “He’s got a bit of a spark to ‘im, doesn’t he!” For some reason I remember it well. It was several years ago, when I first met this new Aussie guy … Continue reading
So I’m a little behind on LOST posts. Hey, it’s the off season and the Global Swim Series has eaten up all my internet time, as it continues to grow unabated. But we’ve done a couple of cool things already … Continue reading
2018 here we come!!! It’s winter, but for LOSTies there are still lots of crazy swimming things to do. Such as: 100 x 100’s on 100 who: LOSTies, Etobicoke Masters and others who would like to join us! what: 10k swim… … Continue reading
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
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
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
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