Friends of LOST Swimming

A) Swim Clubs:

  1. Burlington Masters Swim Club
  2. Oakville Masters Swim Club
  3. Oakville Aquatic Club
  4. Kelso Open Water Swimming, JJ Neely’s OWS club at Kelso
  5. Oannes Swims, OWS in Toronto (Beaches area)
  6. Vancouver Open Water Swimming Association
  7. B-Train Swimming, pool and open water Masters team in Ottawa,


B) Tri Clubs and info:

  1. Tri Club of Burlington
  2. Pace Performance, Greg Pace’s Tri Coaching
  3. Cdn Cross-Training Club, Mississauga
  4. Fighting Koala’s, Matt Reid’s tri team,
  5. Subaru Triathlon Series:
  6.  Multisport Triathlon Series:
  7. Triathlon Training Tips for Kids:


C) Boating Groups:

  1. Exhale Sailing Charters (the LOST preferred charter for Lake O Crossings)
  2. Oakville Boaters
  3. CharterAbility (boat charters, including people w/disabilities)
  4. Oakville Squadron
  5. Bronte Harbour Yacht Club
  6. The National Yacht Club (Toronto)
  7. Humber Sailing Club
  8. Sailing For You (charter company)
  9. Lake Ontario Sailing (listing of all yacht clubs)
  10. Burloak Canoe Club
  11. TOWARF, Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, Oakville
  12. Halton Police Marine Unit (Bronte)
  13. Lake Ontario Water Keeper, an environmental group that works to make Lake Ontario safe to swim, drink and fish.


D) Public Swimming:

  1. YMCA lap swimming schedule
  2. Town of Oakville lap swimming schedule
  3. Gulliver’s Lake Park (great place to do some early season OWS, kind of mucky later in the season)
  4. Lake Kelso (great place to do some early season OWS, kind of mucky later in the season)


E) Running Groups:

  1. Running Room‘s running clinics
  2. Stephen Connor’s “Connor’s Runners” and Chiro Clinic
  3. Kevin Smith’s “Marathon Dynamics


F) Open Water Swimming News:

  1. World Open Water Swimming Association
  2. The water is Open, Another great source for Open Water Swimming News and Info
  3. Daily news of OWS
  4. H2Open magazine,UK-based open water swimming dedicated magazine


G) Swim Stores and Swim Equipment:

  1. Finis, swim equipment manufacturer
  2. Xterra Wetsuits, One of our sponsors and maker of great wetsuits,
  3. Swim & Sports, Great swimming supply store in Mississauga
  4. Team Aquatics, Another excellent swimming supply store, in Burlington


H) Bike Stores:

  1. Racer Sportif, Our local bike store in Oakville
  2. Cyclepath, Another good bike store in Oakville
  3. Gears, A good bike store in Mississauga
  4. New World Cycle, A good bike store in Burlington
  5. Grand River Cycle, A good bike store in Cambridge
  6. Wheels of Oakville,


I) Gadgets & Stuff:

  1. Your Swim Book, the ultimate swimmers log book.
  2. Pro Ear 2000, Scuba Mask that covers the ears (I’ve got a pair, works well)
  3. Swimp3, Music for those long pool swims (it’s great, I’ve got one)
  4. H2Audio, Another music machine for swimming or a case for ipod shuffle
  5. Gmap-pedometer, A Google Maps app that allows you to measure your swim (or bike or run) distance
  6. Spot, A cool GPS tracking device
  7. Aquasphere, Great Open Water Swimming Goggles
  8. Lighthouse Tattoos, My favorite tattoo shop, ask for Lynk
  9. Katchakid – ultimate pool safety guide and related equipment,

J) Various Products & Services Offered by LOST Swimmers:

  1. Hyperweb, The web company good enough to host and build this website for us!
  2. Transition Health, One of our LOST Swimmer’s is also a great nutrionist
  3. Wedgie, A cool tri bike accessory
  4. Second Wind Conditioning, Assorted great training programs


K) International Swim Groups and Organizations

  1. Solo Swims, Main source for Lake Ontario Swims (and other swim info too)
  2. Masters Swimming Canada
  3. Masters Swimming Ontario (MSO)
  4. US Masters Swimming
  5. English Channel Swimming Organization
  6. NYC Swim, New York City Swimming Organization
  7. Strait of Gibraltar Swimming Organization
  8. Open Water Chicago, Similar to LOST Swimming, but in Chicago!
  9. La Jolla Cove Swim Club, A great OWS club in San Diego
  10. Pacific Open Water Swimming, OWS’ing in Northern California,
  11. Jersey Long Distance Swim Club, in Jersey Island, UK,
  12. Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Assoc., in Southern California, near LA,
  13. Catalina Channel Swimming Association, in Southern California, near LA,
  14. South End Rowing Club, One of the great old OWS clubs in San Francisco
  15. The Dolphin Club, The other great old OWS club in San Francisco
  16. Farallon Island Swimming Federation, Arguably the toughest swim in the world!


L) Swimming Tours and Travel

  1. Swim Trek (by Simon Murie)…
  2. Strel Swimming (by Martin “Big River Man” Strel)…
  3. Total Immersion (by Terry Laughlin)…
  4. Swimmers Guide, Find a Pool anywhere in the World

M) Other Races – for info on Open Water Races around the world… see “The Global Swim Series” (, which was started by the founders of LOST Swimming!