And a happy COVID-19 hunker down season to you. Some of you may have noticed that there is a COVID-19 pandemic going on. Those of you have not noticed I am very envious of you, but you will most likely die stepping into an open manhole cover, so I’m not that envious. That being said, we are all trying to cope the best we can. The Easter Eat Pray No-swim was a great event. Thank you, Tom, and all the volunteers that made this remote event possible. On the good news side from Easter, we were able to raise over $1000 for the children’s ranch. It’s still not too late to donate. You can go to WWW.LakeCane.com, and all donations through April will go to the children’s ranch. There is also a gear page there, and if you order Eat pray no-swim gear, money will go towards the children’s ranch as well.
The Golden Mile® swim this year has been postponed due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The original date was May 23rd in Orlando, Florida, at Lucky’s Lake Swim. The event is rescheduled to October 11th. We will combine the Golden Mile® with the Rowdy, and Lucky 1 mile swim during the Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic. If you have already registered for the Golden Mile®, you do not have to do anything; your entry is good for the Golden Mile® on October 11th. However, if you would like to pay twice, we would be happy to take your money, and we will discount your second, totally unnecessary, payment by 10%. This race will be a USMS sanctioned open water event. As with last year’s Golden Mile®, there will be top three awards for each age group. For the overall winners and the winners of the swimmer of the ages division, we will have real gold medals. The gold medals are double the gold content of Olympic gold (And nobody’s getting an Olympic gold this year) www.DocLuckysGoldenMile.com Also, the silver medals will be 16 Troy ounces of sterling silver. The bronze medals, well, they’re just bronze. Survivor medallions will begin awarded to all folks that do survive this swim. If you get swallowed by a gator or the lake cane monster, you will not receive a survivor medallion, unless they cross the finish line with you in their belly, and they must notify the head referee.
For the first time in 30 years, the daily Lucky’s lake swim is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lucky’s Lake swim is unlikely to reopen until regular public swimming pools reopen. We will have updates at www.LuckysLakeswim.com; you can sign up for the blog or join our Facebook group page and find out the minute we open.
There are questions about whether or not Lucky’s Lake Swim annual midnight swim will occur on July 3rd. Right now, I think we’re looking at about a 50-50 chance of this going off. Again you can follow Lucky’s Lake Swim on Facebook, and we will keep everybody updated. At the annual midnight swim, we watch a horror film of an aquatic monster eating people, and then everyone swims across the lake at midnight. As you might imagine, this is very popular, as most open water swimmers do not have all of their neurons wholly attached in the correct order.
One of the Golden Mile® sponsors from last year (hammerhead swim caps) has a one day 50% off sale going on. (I suspect swim cap sales are a bit slow now) I have attached their 1-Day 50% off Sale….only valid tomorrow on 4/15/2020. You can go to www.hammerheadswimcaps.com and enter the code “DEAL50” at checkout. Here is a short video Lucky did on the caps last year. Hammerhead Swim Caps
We have had a few video entries into the Lucky’s Lake swim COVID-19 pandemic film festival contest, but we could use some more. Be creative Shoot a short film on TickTock or YouTube and then share your link on our Facebook page; that’s all you have to do to enter the contest. The subject matter should be how you are coping with your aquatic addiction without being able to swim in the lake or pool. Click here To learn more about the video contest.