May the 4th be with you! Sorry about that, but I had to say it. If you stop reading now I fully understand.
Two new Lucky’s Lake Swim Records have been broken. Charlie Weatherbee shattered the 85-89 age group record by over 2 minutes with a time of 28:07 which makes him a double record holder in both the 80-84 group and the 85-89. This grand achievement along with $1 will get Charlie a cup of Premium Roast Coffee at McDonald’s almost anywhere. Wendy Highland similarly destroyed the women’s 40-44 record with a time of 17:55 lowering the previous record of Katherine Nianini by over 3 minutes. Wendy has also mastered the Volker shake and much like Volker she prefers water temps above 85 degrees. Check out our lake swim record holders here.
We just broke the 2000 Members of the Lucky’s Lake swim facebook page barrier! The big party celebrating this milestone was held last night for all the important dignitaries that are members of this group. Didn’t get your invite, ah well, that’s a bit uncomfortable, you can file a complaint with Lucky, nevermind, he wasn’t on the A-list either.
The 29th annual Beattie Lake swim will be held June 2nd with the race starting at 10:30 am Pancake Breakfast to follow. 561 Via Lugano, Winter Park. As always we will be taking a group photo of all Lucky’s Lake Swimmers that attend. Swimsuits are optional for the group photo but apparently a requirement for participating in the swim. There is plenty of time to do Lucky’s Lake swim and still make it to the Beattie’s that morning. Growing Bolder segment of the 2010 swim.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 26th for our 2nd and last annual Pool Toy Float Parade (Next year we are planning to host our first official open water swimming race in place of this event). We use the float parade as a fundraiser for the Lake Cane Restoration Society. There will be food for everyone and awards for Best Float, Most Orginal Float, Best Themed Float, Most Awesome Float and the Pool Toy Float Parade Queen. The Float parade Queen will be selected at random from the crowd and oddly attired individuals will have higher consideration. No entry fee just show up with your float. This year we will let you have someone ride on the float that you are towing. Riders must wear a life vest if they are not a Lucky’s Lake swimmer. You must provide your own life vest and figure out how you are going to tow the float on your own. The parade will be to the first buoy and back but you can do the entire 1K circuit if you desire.
Official Lucky’s Lake Swim gear is now available for purchase. Please check out this link. You must have completed the swim to buy the official gear. Violators will suffer fire, brimstone, and eternal damnation. Lucky’s Lake Swim Gear for those not up to speed on threats of perdition, brimstone is sulfur, which on the surface may not seem that bad, but combined with fire and eternal damnation, well you decide.
Thursday, May 10th is the next Lake Cane Restoration Society Board meeting. All are welcome to attend. It will be held at Pammie Sammies at the Dr. Philips YMCA at 6:30 pm. Please remember to get your photography and poetry submissions in by May 9th. Anyone can enter but only the illustrious or those skilled at bribery will win.