LOSTIE NEWS

The giant GSS globe… LOST Freebies!… and LOTW: Loren!

Last Saturday was quite nice.  Water was 60F/15C and flat as a pancake, the air was hot 29C.  What a beautiful morning for a swim!  And 76 LOSTies did just that. A few of us did a nice little swim on Sunday too... and the water was even warmer: 66F/18C!  Warm water is here! The extra fun thing was our game of "what's in the box", as I posted a couple days earlier.  The answer was, of course, a GIANT GSS Globe!  We will be using it as the very last turn in both the LOST Race and the LOST Mile...

What’s in the BOX?! Not our 3 new kayaks! LOTW: Lynn!

Okay, I'll gloss over the swim last week... and hope you have as bad of memory as I do!  But just for the books, we did get 64 LOSTies swimming in a chilly 52F/12C Lake!  That number of LOSTies doesn't include the 20+ LOSTies who are just getting a little tired of our cold water training, and are ready for some distance training instead. Don't sweat it... I've pulled a few strings and I GUARANTEE it will be warm this Saturday! I'm writing this on Wednesday, and the predictive map we use doesn't go out that far, but I just know...

Roll over last week… but it could have been worse! LOTW: Craig!

So we got our first big roll over last week.  No big surprise.  We always get a roll about this time of year.  It went from a very comfortable 63F/17C to 56F/13C... in one day! It may seem a bit counter-intuitive, but it is not the sun, or lack thereof, that makes the water colder... it is the wind.  You see the sun warms the surface water across the lake.  But if the wind comes from the north, then it pushes all that warm surface water over to the Rochester side of the lake... and the water over there is...

Schools, volunteers and the LOTW: Athena

So last week was awesome.  Period. A high for this year, 92 LOSTies, enjoyed the pancake flat, 63F/17C water.  And just to show why you should come to every LOST swim you can make, it rolled over only a few hours later.  Much like life... don't take anything for granted.  Grab it and enjoy it while you can.  Get your butt out of bed and come to LOST Swimming.  I can't think of any time I've said to myself: "man, that was no fun... I wish I had gotten an extra 1 hour of sleep instead of having a true...