Author Archives: Rob Kent

Good news!… bad news… Good news! (and congrats to Mark!)

So the good news is… we had 57 swimmers out on Saturday and had a great swim!  woo hoo! The bad news is… I didn’t know what the water temperature was.  At least until I went in myself.  Our “trusty” … Continue reading

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A couple of misleading LOST “facts” at the swim on Saturday…

The buoys and the temperature. I know, the temperature issue has been known to happen somewhat frequently… but this one wasn’t my fault!  ;-P One of the other guys measured the temp… and I just witnessed it… it said 62F/17C.  … Continue reading

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First LOST Swim of 2018 is in the books!

Okay, for the first time in 13 years, I wasn’t at the first LOST Swim of the season.  But don’t worry, I still got a nice swim in! My daughter, Maisey, and I did Ironman 70.3 in Raleigh, North Carolina!  … Continue reading

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Get ready… here comes the 13th season of LOST Swimming!

Incredibly we are starting our 13th year of LOST Swimming.  Wow. Register here.  Yup… it’s still just $45 for the whole summer… and the LOST Race is still just $50! When this all started 13 years ago, it was because I … Continue reading

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LOSTies hit Vermont for Ice Swimming races!

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

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Rob’s freestyle stroke analysis

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

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What does a LOSTie do in the winter?

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

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New LOSTie adventures coming up!

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

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Kicking of the New Year… with LOST adventures!

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

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100×100’s… and The LOST Polar Bear Dip!!!

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

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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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