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- Winter swimming, GSS Global Champs and LOW Art Auction!!! April 5, 2017
- I’m going… you gotta do this one too!!! Maybe the best open water race you will ever do!!! February 25, 2017
- A new 50m pool in Oakville! February 12, 2017
- Xterra is shipping to Canada again! January 13, 2017
- Well that was cool… LOST Polar Bear Dip… and 100 x 100!!! January 8, 2017
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Author Archives: Rob Kent
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