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Press Release: Hometown Hospitality Inspires Nomination for International Award

Dr. Lucky Meisenheimer Nurtures Community, Clean Water, and Pure Joy

Nominated for Man of the Year


The World Open Water Swimming Association

There is a vote, the DEADLINE: Sunday December 31, 2017



Meet Dr. Lucky Meisenheimer: Hosting Lucky’s Lake Swim for 28 years, inviting open water swimmers from around the world to his lake-front property, becoming friends with people he’s just met, and encouraging skilled swimmers to plunge into Lake Cane six days a week—at no cost. Lucky’s vitality, along with his family’s gigantic generosity, make us in Orlando and Orange County and Florida, and people in far flung parts of this planet, better. Happier.


Nominated by WOWSA (the World Open Water Swimming Association) Lucky is in a field of ten candidates – each a person of world-class accomplishment. One man swam the entire length of the Danube river – another is President of the Afghanistan Swimming Federation. Everyone in every country is eligible to vote – the only requirement is that you must register with WOWSA for your vote to count – it is free! And you will not be spammed. A United States swimmer has not won this award in the past six years.


Explaining to his neighbors why he needs their votes, Dr. Lucky Meisenheimer remarked, “It is an honor to be considered among the world’s most accomplished open water swimmers. Hosting the lake swim is a joy.”


But there’s more…Lucky helped save the YMCA Aquatic Center on I-Drive when it needed funding. He started the Lake Cane Restoration Society when the lake needed defending. He has coached our hometown Special Olympic swimmers for more than two decades, while he and his wife Jacquie were raising three boys of their own. And he’s sponsoring Central Florida’s Underwater Hockey Club!


Yes, Lucky is a local force for good. Friends and neighbors, today we have the chance to encourage good in this world.


Want to know more about Lucky? Go to his webpage or look for Lucky’s Lake Swim on Facebook. And check out the non-profit—Lucky is the President of the Board.

Questions? Contact: Jay Madigan Executive Director, Lake Cane Restoration Society (614) 403 – 7723