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Welcome Open Water Swimmers…. Please when in town join Lucky in his daily open water swims.
When: Monday-Friday at 6:30 am and Sat. 7:45am …no early or late start times.
Where: 6645 Lake Cane Drive click here for directions and Map
Distance: One Kilometer round trip over and back.
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Lucky’s Lake Swim Blog
Water temp is 72 degrees that is spring temperature, so join us for Lucky’s Lake Swim Chocolate covered almond day tomorrow – Saturday January 18th. One chocolate covered almond for every crossing until we run out!
This year as was last year, the Golden Mile also serves as the Global Swim Series American Championships. To find out more watch the video.
Open registration began today, and we are already over 10% filled even as I post this blog, so register now!
Here are the reasons you should not wait to register:
1. The race closed out last year with a cap of 300 it will cap out again this year, and we expect much sooner. Don’t be shut out.
2. It helps Lucky and all the volunteers if we get registrations in early. They can focus on sponsors and putting together great SWAG for the event, and we all know it’s all about the SWAG!
3. If something comes up on Saturday that you can’t make the swim, you can still do the virtual swim Friday evening and get the SWAG.
4. You are helping the Lake Cane Restoration Society keep the lake clean. All proceeds go to the 501c3 charitable organization (Not to Lucky’s Cayman Island getaway fund as some have suggested)
5. We are releasing three times as many alligators at the start of the race as we did last year, more for your money.
DON’T FREAK OUT when you go to the registration form, and it asks whether you a USMS Swimmer or a USA swimmer you don’t have to be either you can still register. USMS and USA registered swimmers get a discount because of insurance.
This year we will have medals for all swimmers that survive the swim as well as age group 1-3 medals and, of course, Gold Silver and Bronze for the overall and “swimmer of the ages” division.
The event is also the Global Swim Series American Championship Race!
I hope everyone has a happy and safe new year’s eve. We are swimming new year’s day at 7:45AM. Hope to see everyone bright and early at the lake, but if not we understand. The current water temp is 68.7, so nobody really needs a wetsuit. Unless you are a wimp. Lucky will be wearing a wetsuit.
So this Christmas the Grinch is going around local neighborhoods stealing presents and Christmas cards from mailboxes. We caught the Grinch on video here at Lucky’s Lake Swim so please help me identify this Grinch!! This happened early Saturday morning around 4:30 AM. Several homes along lake Cane drive were hit. Everyone have a Merry Grinchless Christmas. Check out our previous blog for the Christmas Lucky’s Lake Swim schedule.
Yes, we are still swimming. Last Saturday, we had over 50 swimmers, not too shabby considering the rest of the country was frozen over. The lake temperature has been hanging out in the high to mid-60s, which is black sausage suit weather for most of us, except for the real men and women, and, of course, a few crazies are thrown in the mix. We are still working out some of the bugs on our temperature live gauge, which can be viewed on our website by clicking on the link near the top of the page. At the time of this post, it was not working, but it is going in and out, so you might get lucky if you check. Ultimately we will have a live feed to the web page. We have to solve the problem of Russian hackers, and we are good to go.
Normal swim times Dec 12-22
Dec 23 Monday 7:45AM
Dec 24 Christmas Eve 7:45AM
Dec 25 Christmas Day _ No swim_ Lucky is too busy counting up all the coals and switches Santa brought him.
Dec 26 Boxer Day 7:45AM
Dec 27 7:45 AM
Dec 28 (Saturday) 7:45 AM
Dec 29 Sunday No Swim
Dec 30 (National Bacon Day) 7:45 AM
Dec 31 New Year’s Eve 7:45 AM
Jan 1st New Year’s Day 7:45 AM
Jan 2nd and beyond back to normal swim schedule.
We have been having major problems with the blog posts. We have not been able to send out for a couple of months and the last one nobody could open. Hope everything is now fixed. We got some email lists merged and there may be a few of you that did not subscribe to the blog and if this is the case my apologies, just click the unsubscribe and you should be fine. Thanks, Lucky
Everyone used to say nobody will be able to break Lucky’s lake swim record set by True Sweetser four years ago with a time of 11:35.5. Well, they were wrong. The record was broken yesterday by a lot. 11:17.0 is the new standard. And, who was the inhuman machine that could possibly beat True, well, it was True Sweetser. True broke his ow n record, and if he would have swam straight he was on pace to break the 11 minute barrier. True had to swim four crossings to warm up before attempting the record. His fourth swim was 12 minutes flat and True said “now I’m ready to swim fast” only in True’s world a 12 minute crossing is not swimming fast.
Hold’ em or fold’em for Lake Cane Restoration Society’s 1st Annual Texas Hold’em Tournament. Not familiar with the terms “Hold’em or fold’em”?? Not to worry! We will have expert professional dealers at your service to teach you how to play, how to use the lingo, and sound and play like a pro!
As a reminder, BIG PRIZES will be awarded to our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of $300, $200, and $100. (If you’d like to donate something for a prize, reply to this email.) Food, beverages, wine, and beer included in registration for all! $40 registration donation per adult, $20 registration donation for students 18+, and $10 donation for extra chips during the tournament. Doors open at 6:15 pm this coming Friday at Lucky’s Lake House.
Thanksgiving day swim is on for 7:45am some are still swimming without wetsuits but the majority are wearing them now. True Sweetser will be joining us in the morning. He holds the Lucky’s Lake Swim Record of 11:35.5 and he also is the Golden Mile Gold Medalist and record holder. True will be attempting to break his own record (Lucky swam faster than 11:35 last week, but then he had to swim back).
Black Friday and Saturday will both also be 7:45 swims.
Don’t forget to sign up for the Texas hold’em tournament on Black Friday for the Lake Cane Restoration Society. Lucky and Jacquie will be hosting the event at their home. It will be a fun night and you don’t have to know how to play as we will have beginner tables that open a 6:30pm. All the aces that Lucky had hidden around the house have been identified and disposed of. First prize is $300, Second $200 and Third $100. Find out more details and sign up at www.LakeCane.com We have a 50 seat limit so sign up ASAP! Over twenty seats are already taken. Sign up now you will probably win.
Recap of the 2019 Golden Mile below if you have not seen it.
Happy Swimming, a test Post.
Lots going on at Lucky’s Lake Swim. The blog has been down for the last several weeks due to hosting errors, but now appears fixed. If you see this post on facebook, but normally, you would get this in an email re-signup for the email posts.
This Saturday, November 23rd, we will have a reporter and photographer from the villages doing a story on the lake swim. The water is like spring temperature, so swimmable without a wet suit, but if you are a wimp, you can come as a member of the esteemed Lucky’s Lake Swim black stuffed sausage group. The important thing is that you attend Saturday and represent (even if you wear a sausage suit). Remember is this is your chance at fame and fortune, but more likely cold toes and wrinkled fingers.
Black Friday Evening
Texas Hold’em Charity Tournament 1st Annual for the Lake Cane Restoration Society at Lucky and Jacquie’s big house. Fifty player limit.
” Doors open 6:15 pm Beginners tables open at 6:45 pm tournament starts at 7:30 pm tournament over at 10:30 pm
Just when you thought all the charity events were over this year, one more rears it’s angry head. Even if you have never played Texas Holdem, watched it on TV, or seen the movie Rounders, that’s okay because we will have beginners tables for the first 45 minutes. Professional dealers will teach you how to play, and when the tournament starts, you will be playing like a pro. You will learn the basic lingo of the game, and they will share Lucky’s tells with you (his most common tell is him saying shit, shit, shit, and pounding the table with his head when he gets dealt a bad hand. A few seconds later, he will have forgotten (likely due to pounding his head on the table) and will try to bluff).
The is a great parent-college child who returned home for the holiday outing. $40 donation for registration adult, $20 donation for registration Student 18+
There will be opportunities to donate for more chips if you run out during the tournament. There will be food and drinks at the event.
First prize $300
Second place $200
Third place $100
More prizes may be added (If you would like to donate something for a prize, please contact Jay or Lucky)
Sign up quickly at www.LakeCane.com (we already have ten signed up even before this is posted and we have a 50 seat limit which we will fill)
We just received notification that we have an officially registered the trademark Golden Mile ® for a recap of the Golden Mile® watch the video below
A short video of our local Special Olympics team and open water swimming.