LOSTIE NEWS

Three LOST Ice Ladies!

Here comes the: 9th Annual LOST Polar Bear Dip… and 5th Annual 100×100 on...

The New Year's classic... the 5th annual: 100 x 100's on 100!   100m x 100 times on 100 seconds (1:40) = 10km!   You actually don't have to do it on 1:40!... and you don't actually have to do 100 of them, just as many as you can in the 3 1/2 hours of pool time!... the idea is just that you get your "Holiday Butt" off the couch and start the year off with a big effort! Open to the first 60 swimmers... and it will sell out! Date: December 30, 2018 Time: get there at 7:30... hit the water at 8:00 sharp... until 11:30! Where:...

We Won!

So I met with several of the Oakville Town Councillors on Saturday and it went well.  In fact, I would say that "we won"! Now, I should clarify that a little.  Like who is "we"?... and what did we "win"? Well "we" is LOST Swimming.  But it is also all the other people who use the waterfront.  Like the WaiNui Outrigger Canoe Club, and all the other people and groups that like to paddle, row and swim.  As well as all the people who like wade in up to their knees, or skip stones with their kids, or throw a stick...

LOST Swim to Tannery Park… Sat, Oct 20, 9:00 am!!!

So I want to further bring these issues to light to see if we can get real action from the Town: a) access to the water at Tannery Park or Edgemere Park b) consultation and support for LOST Swimming (or other water activities, judging from conversations with other community groups) c) improving the access to the water at LOST Beach, rather than making it unswimable, like what has been done to the 2,500 feet of shoreline at Edgemere and Tannery Parks. So just like how LOST Swimming started 13 years ago... I am going for a swim this Saturday... and I hope you will...

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...