Due to the Covid19 pandemic Lucky’s daily Lake Swims are now in a limited opening. You must sign up the evening before the swim at 6pm for your start and parking points . Most days we now have enough slots open for everyone, but not all days, so sign up early.
First time swimmers, only Saturday 7 AM.
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Lucky’s Lake Swim Blog
So for the first time in a decade, we are canceling our movie night and midnight swim, thanks COVID 1984. There is no way to show the movie without packing us in like sardines, so we are going to skip this year. Some have suggested that we watch the news at our homes, as the evening news is scarier than any movie we can show, and then go for a swim. However, Lucky wants to keep all of his rioting and looting options open for that evening. Happily, that will make 2021s movie and midnight swim that much more special, so put it on your calendar for July 3, 2021.
New first time swimmers can join us on July 3. Since July 3 (Friday) is the official national holiday, We will be allowing first-time swimmers to come in on that day; they will still need to sign up the night before for either of the two time slots either 6:30 AM or 7 AM on Friday. Saturday, July 4, first-timers will be allowed to swim in the 7 AM slot only. Again thanks to all of our volunteers that make this lake swim possible, providing necessary social distancing and sanitation, you keep us all safe.
As the Fourth of July falls on a Saturday this year, the daily swimming times will remain the same during this holiday. Please remember you still need to sign up for swim slots the night before.
Folks want to know about how hot the temperature is currently in the lake. Lucky is not sure, but he just saw a lobster this morning crawl out of the lake and climb into a boiling pot of water to cool down.
Important FYI on Covid 19 from Lucky. “It’s been months since I’ve gone to the store because of COVID-19. I decided to check with Publix to ensure that a mask and gloves were all that I needed to wear to shop. They assured me that a mask and gloves are all that was required to wear to enter their store. They outright lied to me. I walked in, and everyone was wearing clothes. You are forewarned.
One of our biggest challenges during COVID-1984 has been new swimmers, a.k.a. first-time swimmers. It has been difficult to tell new folks that want to swim, they can’t, because of the sign-in difficulties, We are now going to open up Saturdays for first-time swimmers at 7 AM (They must still register the night before at 6 PM for your start and parking site for the 7 AM slot. If all the 7 AM slots are filled (40), you will have to wait until the next week. Once You have completed registration and swam, you will be able to join us during any other swims during the week. We are doing one sign-in time at 7 AM on Saturday for first-time swimmers. Please spread the word. We are still limiting the swim to two crossings, unless you are incredibly fast, and can do three in the time it takes ordinary people to do two. You know who you are, and we hate you. Still, no bathroom privileges, sorry; you will have to tie it in the night and sit on it until you get home. Please do not pee in the lake, we have checked, and we have plenty of nitrogen in the water. We appreciate those that wish to contribute, but save it for your own pools.
Again thanks to all the wonderful volunteers that have made this all possible. Extreme thanks to red rocket studios for all the work they have done for our registration process and sign-ups.
Good news we are increasing the number of slots available to swim as of Monday. We will have two start sites with 20 each Monday through Thursday at 6:30 AM. You will still need to register the night before at 6 PM there is no priority registration anymore first come first serve. On Fridays there will be two waves of 20 per start point the first wave will be at 6:30 AM the second wave at 7 AM. On Saturday we will continue with our three waves 7:00am 7:30 am and 8: am, but we will increase the number of slots per start point to 20 per side so 120 people will have an opportunity to Swim. Unfortunately, there are still no bathroom privileges, nor are we passing out swag for milestones. We are also not allowing first time swimmers. When you see a volunteer working please thank them as they are the reason we were able to pull this off. Still a 2 crossing limit unless you are a 17 minute or under swimmer then you may do three.
This is where you register https://register.luckyslakeswim.com/
See You Soon
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.