Gulliver’s Lake to be the first “Pre-season” swim!


So it is still too cold to venture into Lake O… so I am (and anyone and everyone are welcome to join me!) venturing to Gulliver’s Lake for the first “Pre-season” swim!

I’ll be there tomorrow (rain or shine), Saturday, May 1, 10:00 am and Sunday, May 2, 10:00 am.  Go to the “LINKS” tab at the top and you can find the link to Gulliver’s Lake website (#12), with directions, etc.  I could have posted it here, but I want everyone to become familiar with this website!

I’m hoping to go for 1 -2 hours, depending on water temp.  I spoke to them and they have no idea what the temp is, I would imagine it will be high 50’s to low 60’s.  I’m hoping to go “naked”, as I need the cold water training to get acclimatized for my upcoming Manahattan Island Marathon Swim on June 12… but I may have to wimp out and use a wetsuit, if it is really cold.

Not sure when we’ll be in Lake O, but I’m thinking within a month, feels like the weather is starting to get a bit warmer!  Check out the “WEATHER” tab at the top and you can see the websites with the Lake O water temp.



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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!