The LOST Race

Crisp, clean beautiful waters in beautiful Oakville, Canada... and the founding race of the Global Swim Series!

August 17th
Oakville, ON
3.8km, 1.6km
Lake Swim

Aboutthe swim

The founding race in the Global Swim Series, the LOST race has been held annually on the third Saturday in August since 2008. The LOST Race is a 3.8 km, Ironman distance, point-to-point swim in Lake Ontario. New in 2016, the event also offers the LOST Mile too. Unlike the 3.8 km classic distance, the Mile (1.6 km) will be a single loop course that starts and finishes at the Navy St Pier.

The LOST Race takes swimmers weaving along the beautiful Oakville coastline where swimmers pass some of the largest and most expensive mansions and estates in North America. The swim has a spectacular finish at the lighthouse pier at the LOST beach in downtown Oakville. The LOST Mile is also great for viewing, as there is a public walkway for spectators to view and cheer for the swimmers.

A flagship event on the Canadian open water swimming circuit for many years, the field features everyone from former Olympians, marathon swimmers, NCAA & CIS varsity athletes, Ironmen, triathletes and lots of recreational swimmers and first timers too. The water temperature is usually around 70F/20C and there are wetsuit and non-wetsuit divisions. The LOST Race has something to offer swimmers of all abilities and is just a fun day on the Lake.

You never know what you're going to get with the LOST Race, some years it's flat, some years it's wavy, the temperature can really vary. The point-to-point course along the shoreline keeps things really exciting, strategic and scenic. Getting a good line sighting is going to help you a lot. Aim for the first corner off the start and then after that sight off the lighthouse to get the most direct route. It's a great race for anyone up for a challenge!

Dylan Kent

6x LOST Race Winner