LOSTIE NEWS

The Summer of Love(ly weather) continues!

After spotty weather for the last couple of summers, we are more than half way through this one... and it continues to look awesome! Tomorrow is supposed to be 25C and humid.  The water is nice too.  Tough to say exactly, but very swim-able.  We were up to 72F, two weeks ago, last week was a 65F.  In the world of "roll overs", rolling from 72 to 65 is a pretty nice roll over!  Beats the ones we get early in the season sometimes when it rolls from 70F to 50F overnight! I had to laugh when I took a look...

Well that was wild!

Holy crap... those were some crazy waves, last Saturday!  And they only got bigger as the swim went on!  But hey... we're LOSTies... we can swim in anything.  And 79 LOSTies did!  Woohoo! On the up side... the water was really nice and warm.  72F/22C.  That's about as warm as Lake O gets, at least where we swim.  It gets warmer down at the Kingston end, but low 70's is pretty nice.  In fact, if any lake gets a lot warmer than that, it can get kinda gross and stinky. But swimming in clean water in any lake is all about...

This summer has been like swimming in Hawaii… almost.

The weather for open water swimming in Oakville has been pretty much perfect.  I'm afraid to say this in July... but this might just go down as the best swimming summer in 13 years! The weather has been hot, the water flat and warm... and the turnout has been amazing!  We've had between 85-95 LOSTies out for the past 3 weeks... and I think tomorrow will be right up there too! But, ya... it's still not quite Hawaii.  For that you'll have to talk to Geoff and Darren.  They just got back from doing one of the toughest SUP races in...

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” – Elizabeth...

This is quite a stretch of perfect weather!  I don't recall in the past several years that we've had 3 consecutive weeks where the water has been so "uneventful"!  As in: we haven't had a "roll-over" yet!  So the short answer is: get out here and enjoy the awesome conditions... they won't last! Having said that... last week the water was 67F/19C and the air temp is HOT!  That would also explain why we've had such great turnouts lately... last Saturday was 82 LOSTies and in the 90's the week before!  Amazing! Don't forget, we now have a 10k LOST Run...