City Lake Ontario, Oakville
Email 2:Rob Kent
Website: LOST Swimming.com
Month: mid-August (annually)
Event Date: 8/15/2009
Wetsuit: Yes and Non-wetsuit
Lake Ontario near Oakville, Ontario, Canada
From the foot of Maple Grove Drive, south of Lakeshore
The Lighthouse Pier at the foot of Navy Street and Sixteen Mile Creek.
Usually the 2nd Saturday in August, in 2011 it will be Aug 13.
8:00 am… but you should be there about 45 – 60 minutes early to check in / register.
usually 60ºF – 70ºF or 16ºC – 21ºC… but this is open water swimming… who knows!
The fastest time was 46:05 in 2009… and the slowest time was 2:04:00 in 2010.
The first 2 years were flat as glass, sunny and warm… but in 2010 it was warm, but very choppy! Also the first year there was a current that we swam against, the second year we swam with the current and the third year it was hitting us from the side! The water is almost always quite clear, and despite the common myth Lake O is a very clean lake, particularly where we swim as the water circulates well.
Having said all that, this is open water swimming, there could be wind, waves, cold water, seaweed and fish, who knows?!… but that’s the fun of it, the challenge of the conditions. There is rarely any seaweed or fish, but it’s cool when you see a fish or a turtle… but don’t worry, there are no fresh-water sharks… oh, and there are no lines on the bottom either.
The LOST Race Results & Record Book
1. Fastest ‘Overall’ – 46:05, Dylan Kent, 2009
Annual Division Winners
· Fastest ‘Naked – Woman’: no entrants
The Other Stats
Race Day Weather Records:
· 2010, Aug 14 – 71F / 21C, very choppy, sunny, air temp 28C
· 2009, Aug 15 - 70F / 21C, flat water, sunny, air temp 28C
· 2008, Aug 9 - 60F / 16C, small waves, overcast, air temp 22C
Number of Participants:
- L.O.S.T. Swimming Official Website
- Open Water Swimming
- Annaleise Carr Is Anything But L.O.S.T.
- Steve Faulkner Is L.O.S.T. In New York
- Alex McMillin, Always Helping While L.O.S.T.
- Marathon Swimming
- Establishing A Governing Body In Open Water Swimming
- These People Don't Look LOST, But They Are
- World Open Water Swimming Association