LOSTIE NEWS

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...

oooooh… I’m getting nervous!

Only a couple more days until the 11th annual LOST Race & LOST Mile!  Don't worry though... I get like this in August every year.  And by Saturday it just turns to excitement! Ok, I'm sure you are getting a bit excited about swimming it too... but as the Race Director... let me tell you, it's nerve wracking.  Only person it is harder on (other than Mike, Darren, Dylan, Mauro, etc) is Joanne.  She has to put up with me for the week leading up to the race.  I know I don't sleep well before... but she isn't that keen...

LOST & Found… the perfect swim!

So LOST is 13 years old this summer.  And for the past 13 years I have spent virtually every Saturday morning swimming the Lake. I've kept stats on it too.  I'm a little OCD that way.  I started an Athletic Logbook on an excel spreadsheet that now goes back every day... for 16 years.  And for all the LOST swims, I've kept the stats on the water temp, conditions and number of swimmers.  It's actually kinda funny to look at.  In the early years, I actually wrote everyone's name in that showed up!  Which was possible when there was only...