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Time Trial Results Now Available

By peter | June 19, 2009 | Comments Off on Time Trial Results Now Available

After, ahem, a short delay, we’re pleased to announce the Gyro Swim Loop Time Trial results are now online. Click here to view.

Wetsuit Demo Day at Gyro Swim Loop

By peter | June 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

Mark your calendars… Saturday, July 4th 7-10 am Fresh Air will be at the Gyro Swim Loop along with Blue Seventy Wetsuits and a few other suppliers to demo wetsuits, goggles and other swim products. Come and take that wetsuit you’ve been checking out for a spin around the loop.

Hurry! Early Bird Registration Pricing Ends June 27th!

By peter | June 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

So who doesn’t like to save a buck here and there? I don’t see any raised hands so you’ll want to take advantage of our bargain early bird registration pricing of $45. Thing is, it ends on June 27th, then the price raises to $55 – and we can’t guarantee you’ll get a shirt (although…

First Ever Gyro Loop Time Trial a Success!

By peter | June 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

Swimmers of all levels pitted themselves against the clock this morning and swam the 800m Gyro Loop. The water was calm, clear and a scorching 18 degrees. The fastest time of 11:03:48 was posted by Mike Stamhuis. This is the current loop record! The Gyro Loop Time Trials are a weekly event held every Saturday…

Thermometer at the Gyro Loop

By peter | June 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

We’ve attached a thermometer to the first marker (0 metre) so you can get an accurate water temperature. Look below the marker, it’s attached to the chain. If it’s not there, it’s been stolen! The water is warmer than you think!

The Okanagan Princess “Ferry” is now available!

By peter | June 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Okanagan Princess is a new luxury houseboat that we have been able to secure to both transport swimmers from City Park to the Old Ferry Dock, as well as to allow a limited number of spectators to enjoy the race from a moving “poolside” grandstand. We have offered this service in an attempt to…

The Okanagan Princess "Ferry" is now available!

By peter | June 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Okanagan Princess is a new luxury houseboat that we have been able to secure to both transport swimmers from City Park to the Old Ferry Dock, as well as to allow a limited number of spectators to enjoy the race from a moving “poolside” grandstand. We have offered this service in an attempt to…

Gyro Loop Time Trials

By peter | June 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

Starting Saturday June 13, 7-8 AM come to the Gyro Swim Loop for an all-out, 800m open water pursuit! Sign up on the beach at 6:45am. Cost is $3 for a timed loop, or two for $5. Race starts at 7 AM sharp, and swimmers leave every 10 or 15 sec depending on numbers, and…

The New Gyro Swim Loop is Complete!

By peter | June 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

It is now official: the new buoys for the Gyro swim loop are up! GPS’d at exactly 800m the loop will be instrumental in training for the Across the Lake Swim, triathlons and other open water swims. These hardy souls braved the frigid waters to christen the loop on May 30th, 2009. At 13.5 C…

New! Current Water Temperature

By peter | May 24, 2009 | 8 Comments

Yes! We will be posting the current water temperature on an “almost” daily basis. The lake water is iceberg cold right now, but soon enough you’ll be wanting to dive in and frolic about in the beautiful warm water. Who needs a trip to Maui? Just close your eyes and imagine… ah, the pineapples, the…

2 Comments

  1. Allan Kempton on June 11, 2018 at 10:48 am

    what days are the packadge pick ups? you have the 14th 3-7 pm,and thats the day of the swim? thanks

    • peter on July 6, 2018 at 3:08 pm

      The package pickup days are Thursday, July 12th and Friday, July 13th from 3-7pm

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