LOSTIE NEWS

To all the fair-weather swimmers… it’s time to come out!

First of all, congrats to the hardcore LOSTies who made it out last week! Dylan took over the hosting for me and said that it was pretty crappy weather... rainy, wavy and generally not a pleasant day. Mind you, LOSTies are know for being pretty hard-core... there was still 23 LOSTies out! On the upside, the water was warm! A very pleasant 6oF/15C. I was away visiting my daughter, Jill, in Whistler, but as fate would have it, Joanne and I swam in Lost Lake in Whistler! haha. Anyway, onward and upward! It is going to be stinkin' hot this weekend... and the...

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" old thermometer went missing over the winter. The good news is... I went out and bought a thermometer. This is just  me beating around the bush a bit.  About saying how cold it was.  It was cold.  Really cold.  As in "stupid cold"... which means it was in the 40's F, or single digits Celsius.  Like I said last week, those of...

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.  Unusually warm and pancake flat. But... it wasn't 62F.  Or at least when you get out beyond 4" deep.  Asking those that have been LOSTies long enough to know the temp by feel, to within 1-2 degrees, it was agreed that it was more like 55-56F.  Still not too shabby for this time of year. More importantly it didn't keep any of the...

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!  It was Maisey's first Ironman event and unfortunately she had 3 friends that were going to do the race with her... but they couldn't be there, for one reason or another.  So she called me 2 weeks ago, sounding a bit down in the dumps because she was going to do her first IM race alone.  So Joanne said "you...