April Fools on the gator being eaten, but not on the broken course record.
Lucky’s lake swim course record of 11:17, held by True Sweetser, a former national champion in the mile, was thought by many to be impossible to break. Others believed that it was improbable but as likely as seeing a panda bear taking a soak in the hot tub after a Lucky’s Lake Swim (Heff has claimed to have witnessed this occurrence, but it was after a tour of microbreweries, and he also remembers he was riding a walrus when he made the observation). For those people, the impossible and improbable happened today. 17-year-old Matt Marsteiner from Raleigh, N.C., who swims for the New Wave swim club, shaved 3 seconds off of the course record for a time of 11:14.4. In setting the course record, he also broke the 17-18 age group record held by last year’s Golden Mile® champion Josh Brown. His brother Sam Marsteiner busted the 15-16 record of 11:55 held by Hayden Curley with a time of 11:27.0, and their teammate Jackson Scheiber posted a 12:12, one of the top ten swims in the 1K course. Congratulations to all these swimmers; they are encouraged to join us for the Golden Mile, where they can win $1500 for breaking the course record and an actual gold medal.
I turns out we have a lot of masochist swimmers, your complaints have been addressed. This year we are offering at the Golden Mile® not only the one mile race, but 2.4 and 6.2 mile events. Feel the pain! You know you love it! Sign up now before the entry prices increase on April 10th.