Not only did we have a nice turnout for Thanksgiving Day with a balmy 73 degree water temp we also had a new overall lake swim record time set. True Sweetser dropped the current fastest swim record of 11:55 held by Hayden Curley by 20 seconds with a time of 11:35.5 and he was wearing a drag suit when he did it. He needed a warmup first so that was timed on his forth crossing (his third crossing he swam a 12:05 – just to loosen up). True is a swimming buddy of John Meisenheimer VII. They swim together at the Gator Swim Club in Gainsville, and True came for Thanksgiving with the Meisenheimers. True is a senior in high school and was the #4 ranked college recruit this year and has signed with Stanford. He is on the current US national swim team earning a spot by finishing second place in the 1500 at US nationals this summer in a time of 15:10.7. Strong Work True!
Thanksgiving day crew. All these people ate to excess later that day and they deserved it.
Dave holds up his fingers representing his 1500th crossing ??? Seriously can this guy really fly a jet?
We showed National Enquirer’s “forensic expert” Ron Davis, this photo of Audry’s arm to help determine what sort of animal bite she got in lake. He diagnosed it as a caribou bite. Thanks Ron for your highly valued expert opinion. If you did not realize Ron was a forensics expert keep reading below.
Cheto scores his 100K club cap!
Why one earth is this photo in our blog? See the next photo and it will all make sense.
Ron finally makes National Enquire as a forensics expert. Personally I think this is all photoshopped just to get Lucky to waste another $5 on the magazine. I saw a similar photo in a 1983 issue of Boy’s Life Magazine and I think they rewrote the article to fit the photo.
True Sweetser sets a new fastest lake swim record with a time of 11:35.5 . He wore a drag suit to slow him down a bit as he is a fire hazard when he swims at top speed.
A picture is worth 1000 words but in this case a combined total of 300 crossings.
New Zealand National Swimming Champ Erik Kahr
joined us for a swim on Saturday, and why does everyone hold the “I survived” sign to make it look like they’re not wearing a swim suit?