A reminder of our next big event is that ESPN is filming a biography on Rowdy Gaines this coming Saturday, Oct 14th. My understanding is we will have some refreshments following the swim and a special “gift” for the swimmers. Rowdy, as most of you know, is a triple Olympic gold medalist in the 1984 games an inductee into the International Swimming Hall of Fame and Olympic Hall of Fame. He went on to become an NBC Olympic Sportscaster which he continues in this role. Very deservedly so he is referred to as the “Ambassador of Swimming”. Rowdy has swum multiple times in the past at Lucky’s Lake Swim and he has asked ESPN to film him during our swim (Many thanks, Rowdy!!!). We would like to have an excellent turnout for the swim Saturday, October 14th. It’s great that Rowdy would show support for our swim so let’s be there to support him!
October 17th George Mann “aka Cypress Sam” will be celebrating his 80th birthday by swimming the lake butterfly “The ButterflyMann Swim”. George is a pioneer with Lucky’s Lake Swim having been swimming the lake with Lucky since the early 90s. Why George wants to do this nobody knows. You would think after 80 years he would be able to think of something a bit more civilized to do to celebrate.
The 4th Annual Lucky’s Lake Swim Black Ops Frogman Swim will be held Nov 11th Sign up Here.