LOSTIE NEWS

HELP! – The Town of Oakville plans to deliberately make LOST Beach unswimable!

For 12 years I've worked with the Town to make LOST Beach, at Lakeside Park, more swimable... and have never gotten anywhere.  Just this week I, again, got a "no" on installing a breakwater that would help prevent erosion and make the beach more swimable. But not only has the Town denied our proposal to make the beach better for swimming, more protected from erosion and safer (2 people have broken bones because of the access on the beach)... it has just gotten worse. I just found out a few minutes ago in a general email Newsletter from Dave Gittings, the...

That’s a wrap… for the best LOST Summer ever!

So last Saturday was the last "official" LOST Swim of our 13th year of LOST Swimming. And, in case you missed it, it was a bit of a crazy swim!  The season definitely went out with a bang and not a whimper!  The swim was the residual from Hurricane Gordon!  The waves got bigger and bigger as the morning went on.  But even when we started the waves were too big to get in safely on the beach... so we did what we do on the rare occasions when it is a little bumpy out there... we jumped in and...

Who… is LOST Swimming?

Well, LOST swimming is mostly the all the LOSTies... the swimmers.  All of you that come out for a nice swim in Lake Ontario every Saturday morning in the summer.  That number has grown incredibly since we started LOST in 2006. Ya, I know I founded LOST Swimming and am the president... and usually the voice (usually literally) of LOST Swimming.  But the the thing is... since it has grown over the years it has become far bigger than just me.  It started as a place where I trained for the English Channel... but now it has grown into what...

A double negative is a positive…

For example if the water is warm (positive), but it rolls over (negative) and becomes cold... but then rolls over again... it becomes a positive!  Which is what happened this week! So this has been a weird summer.  It has been the most consistently warm water since I've been keeping record... 13 years ago! Ironically it comes on the heels of last summer... the coldest (water) temp in LOST history, since 2006. Another part of this pleasantly weird summer is that we only had one very minor roll-over.  Where it went from 72F to 65F.  Big deal.  Barely a blip in the...