So we have a pretty amazing group of LOSTies here… check out this week of adventure!   This isn’t your your average hockey or baseball or running or even open water swim team, for that matter.  We have an amazing and “eclectic” (to put it nicely!) group.  Oh, and athletic.  I guess athletic and adventurous are the ties that bind… a dose of crazy probably doesn’t hurt either.

Check out the pics below from the LOST adventures around the world!  Way to go guys!

Not bad for the off season!!!  (Lots of great stories over beers to come!)



1)  Katie and Miguel swimming with Whale Sharks in La Paz, Mexico last weekend!


2) David, Mike, Al and Andy doing the Winterlude Triathlon in Ottawa yesterday… 8k skate, 8k cross country ski and 5k run… at -24C!

3)  Madhu (and crew of Mike and Alan) about to swim the Strait of Magellan!  The southernmost tip of Chile!

Water – 5C degrees
Distance Across – 4.0 km
Distance Travelled – 9.18 km (tide pushed him sideways!)
Time – 1h 50min (incomplete)

Madhu and crew starting the swim across the Strait of Magellan.  Jan 28, 2015
Madhu and crew starting the swim across the Strait of Magellan. Jan 28, 2015

4)  Alan with sightseeing in southern Chile after Madhu’s swim… with hundreds of penguins!

… and that’s just a taste of what we do in the off-season!




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I founded LOST Swimming because I like open water swimming and would like to see it grow and thrive in Lake Ontario. I started as a competitive swimmer as a kid and ended up getting as far as a silver medal at Nationals and going to the Olympic Trials in 1988. But I retired after that, I was sick of swimming. So I got into running marathons and have run over 35 to date, as well as a few ultra marathons, including the Marathon des Sables (7 day, ultra across the Sahara Desert). I also kind of fell into triathlons and have done a handful of Ironman tri's too. This gradually got me back in the water and in 2006 I took the plunge and attempted swimming the English Channel. I didn't quite make it across, but the circle was now complete and after 17 years I was a swimmer again! Although I still do plenty of pool swimming, I now much prefer open water swimming and like to say that open water swimming is to pool swimming, what trail running is to treadmill running! As a result I hope to encourage more people to join me for a dip in Lake Ontario as often as we can!


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