Several significant events are coming up in the next few months at Lucky’s Lake Swim that you don’t want to miss unless you are an antisocial orc. The first is the Swim for Inclusion for Special Olympics, which will take place on Saturday, September 24th at 9 am. Participating in this event will give you extra credit points when someday, hopefully in the far, far future, you are trying to convince Saint Peter why you should pass through the pearly gates (ed. note: I can’t confirm this is actually the way it works). Here is a short video explaining the event https://youtu.be/7QdflPpa82w or you can go directly to the website and sign up there www.RaceForInclusion.org or you can join the Lucky’s Lake Swimmers Team HERE
Next is the Rowdy and Lucky 1.5K swim on October 16th you can register here https://www.clubassistant.com/club/clinics/reserve.cfm?c=1779&cid=92792
On October 22nd is the 8th annual Night Ops 5K swim for the Navy Seal Foundation http://www.swimguzzlers.org/
Some sad news we lost one of our Lake Swimming Pioneers, Victor Sirbu. Many of you may know his daughter Danielle, an avid lake swimmer (aka stealer of Lucky’s turtles – she feeds them at Geno’s now).Victor was a fantastic individual; he was the first Olympian to sign Lucky’s Lake swim wall of fame (he was in the pentathlon in 1964 for Romania). Victor also swam and played water polo competitively. He was a fixture on the Team Orlando Masters swim team for decades. Even though he lost a several-year battle with pancreatic cancer, he was always upbeat and continued to exercise at the Rosen Aquatic center, of which he was a big supporter. RIP Victor.