Cox TV will be filming tomorrow at Lucky’s Lake Swim for a surprise announcement about one of our swimmers. I can’t say what it’s about or who the swimmer is because the person does read this newsletter, and it is a surprise to them. We hope you all show up for a great swim tomorrow; the water is perfect at about 82 degrees. And, of course, we want to give support to our friend that is being recognized by the media. We will have a mass start at 7:45 am. Masks are currently optional at the lake swim.
It is time to harass your swimming buddies to remind them to sign up. Please use your social media to get the message out.
Only 28 days until the race. Take 5 minutes right now and register. We have 4000 folks in the Lucky’s Lake Swim Group page we need only a little over 7% to sign up to fill the event.
Last day for cheap early bird entry for the Golden Mile.
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Here are some reasons to sign up for the Golden Mile.
- It makes Lucky very happy to see your name on the sign-up list, and he forwards this list to Santa each year for names to be added to the good boy and girl list.
- This is the only fundraiser we do for the Lake Cane Restoration Society (LCRS) each year. If you are not aware all the proceeds go to LCRS which is a charitable 501c3 corporation and LCRS takes on the ginormous task of working to keep the lake swimmable.
- You could win a real gold medal or silver medal.
- Everyone gets a breakfast, t-shirt and goody bag.
- Awards for the top three in each age group.
- Survivor medallions for everyone that finishes the race.
- An opportunity to set an age group course record.
- A cleansing of all past and future sins. (This has not been verified yet, but Snopes says is true. Last statement not verified by Snopes.)
Sign up today. Like, right now, while you are thinking about it.
Here are the talking points from this April update.\
Golden mile®, Golden mile®, Golden mile®
We are now taking donations for a silent auction to be held at the Golden Mile®. If you or your company can donate something to this auction, please let us know. We don’t need a ten-year collection of fingernail clippings or other similar items; thanks for the offer, Lucky.
If you are interested in having something donated for the goodie bag, we are looking for more items to make the swag bag unforgettable. Thanks to our already many sponsors. We have a base performance BASE Performance is proud to partner with the famous Lucky’s Lake Swim for 2021 and to provide best-in-class nutrition for all of the swimmers. Good luck on your event, have a blast!”, polite pig, Neutrogena, CCI engineering, sentry water equations, the Rosen Aquatic Center, Ron Jon, and more signing up by the day, we should have great goodie bags for you. Don’t miss out. Sign up now. You might win a real gold medal.
Yes, the Easter Eat-Pray-Swim is on for tomorrow morning. The water temp should be in the low 70s, and the morning should be cool but pleasant. I perfect set up for the sunrise sermon at 7:12 by Tom Welch. We will have breakfast as well. Masks are still in vogue. We have had a ton of volunteers working on making this an excellent experience; don’t miss out!
We had about 50 swimmers today, and included in that group were some speedsters. Two records fell, including True Sweeter’s 17-18 record which was the second fastest swim in the lake. Josh Brown broke the 11:35.5 record by a mere .5 seconds making him the second fastest swimmer just behind True’s record time of 11:17.0 set when he was 22. Congratulations to Josh. Josh will be gunning for that gold medal in the Golden Mile® May 29th. Jordan Agliano also has her name on the record board twice now. She currently holds the 11-12 record for women and she just broke the 15-16 record which was held by Alix Roy (12:47) by swimming a blistering 12:43. Congratulations to Jordan.
Check out the video.
In this update.
Water temp is 76 degrees.
We are back to normal start times 6:30 am Mon-Friday 7:45 am Saturday. First time swimmers welcome all days now.
The Rosen Aquatic Center opens April 5th.
Safer Swimmer buoys are required for the first 25 crossings whether you wear a wetsuit or not!
Volunteer for the Easter (Eat – Pray – Swim) Service starts at sunrise 7:12 AM
and more… watch the video.
Hello spring and goodbye COVID-19
Gene Augustine turned 90 on Saturday, and, of course, he swam the Lake. Nobody thought to time him for his swim; they were too busy blowing up 90 balloons and trying to fit 90 candles on the cake. So, still no record for the 90- to 95-year-old age group. Geno has to do it again to get the record. When he ages up at 95, I hope folks remember to time him when he does his birthday swim; there is a valuable lesson in here somewhere.
The Aquatic Center needs your help!!
The great news is that the Aquatic Center has reopened as the Rosen Aquatic Center. As you may or may not be aware, due to COVID-19, The YMCA of Central Florida had to abandon the YMCA Aquatic Center. The permanent closing, of course, was a severe blow to the Central Florida Aquatics community. The prospects for reopening the Aquatic Center looked bleak, and it has been a year since the Y shuttered its doors. Fortunately for Central Florida, the Harris Rosen foundation stepped in for the save. Taking over responsibility for the Aquatic Center is a tremendously risky undertaking for the Foundation as no money is flowing in and won’t be for the near future. The Rosen team has done a fantastic job fixing the center up, and it looks the best it has in decades. In March, there will be a soft opening with four large swimming meets each week, and then the plan in April is to open it back up to the community. The first swimming meet is the Florida Age Group Swimming Championships; it is scheduled from Thursday through the weekend. With the new reopening, they are in desperate need of timers to help with this first event; if you have any time available this weekend, you would be a superstar to volunteer for a timing slot (and tell them you are a Lucky’s Lake Swimmer). Volunteer Here
Happy Super Bowl Sunday and National Serpent Day to everyone.
Great news! We are on for our major swimming events this year. We are going to continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely (except for Lucky, who has had both vaccines and is back to nightly raves, and he has reopened his kissing booth at the county fair – the booth was struggling even before COVID-19). With all the vaccinations and a bigger and bigger percentage of the population already having had COVID-19, we feel that we can safely open up our regular charity events this year. Depending on when the event is scheduled will determine if we still have some safety constraints in place. (to be clear, chastity belts were never a safety precaution here at the lake, we would like to thank Jay for all his excellent contributions to lake swimming safety, but that one was a bit of an overreach). Participating is a personal choice, do not feel pressured to join an event if you think you are at high risk. If you decide to participate, please don’t whine that we are not providing viral proof body armor or Plexiglas separators. If you plan on keeping hunkered down until the eradication of Covid-19 is complete, then we look forward to seeing you again sometime in the 22nd century.
We are completely back to our PreCOVID-19 daily swim schedule, except that first-time swimmers are asked to come on Saturdays. Current daily swimming times are Monday thru Friday @ 6:30 AM and Saturdays at 7:45 AM. The hot tub is open to folks that have had both vaccines, have had COVID 19 already, and those that wish to die from COVID19.
Don’t forget this Thursday is our Lake Cane Restoration Society meeting. There will be dancing girls and guys, fantastic desserts, free drugs, alcohol, gambling and bitcoin giveaways for those that attend the physical event. All of these amenities will not be available at the zoom meeting at 6:30pm. For those that wish to sign up for the physical event please sign up here.
Please watch the below video, and it will tell you all about the 2021 Golden Mile Swim on May 29th, 2021. Or you can skip the video and go straight to registration (my personal choice).
Real-time water temperatures in the lake are now back up and running on the website (which may explain lake swimmers’ recent low turnouts). These low temps are an opportunity to join the swim at or below your age temperature club. To be a club member, you swim in a water temperature that is at or below your age (no wet suit). Club admission is pretty easy if you are Geno and turning 90 this month. However, Jay and Tom did it this week, with the water temp being at 59. Currently, we believe that Lucky holds the coldest record with swimming at 55 degrees when he was age 55. However, with Lucky swimming in the WimpyX pool, he will have to wait until he turns 88 to rejoin the club.
Hello Lake Swimmers. Happy 2021 and goodbye 2020!
In this video we will cover.
Updated swim times.
How you get your hot tub privileges back.
A confirmed date for the 2021 Golden Mile
Superstar Jay Madigan being bullied or trashed talked by Lucky, whatever you might want to call it.
John Tilley’s prep for the Tampa Bay Frogman and more. You can donate to the Navy Seal Frogman swim for John Tilley here: 2021 Tampa Bay Frogman Swim | Created by John Tilley (gofundme.com)
If there is enough time left Lucky will explain why the meaning of life is not the number 42.
Also if you feel your toes being bitten while swimming check out this video and you will find out why.
Saturday, that’s tomorrow, we will be handing out the goody bags and T-shirts for the 2020 Golden Mile® registrants, which was COVID 19 canceled. These are for those who did not transfer their entry to 2021 (Many Thanks). Please, show up to pick up your goody bags. We don’t want to mail them as this is expensive, and the post office wants a blood donation as well. Please, pick up your swag even if you are not going to swim in the lake tomorrow, and by the way, the water is perfect. It is also the last chance to do the “Virtual Golden Mile®; Jay will be doing his virtual mile butterfly. Lucky was going to watch the movie 300, and join Jay, but then he decided watching Jay suffer would be more enjoyable.
We are stopping the check in system for the weekdays Mon-Friday. Yay! The numbers are low enough now (dang gator sighting) we should not have any problems with swimmer volume and everyone has been respectful in following the social distancing rules.
Start times will remain at 6:30 am Monday thru Friday (yes it is dark, but that’s how we get our man card stamped) we will still require masks, social distancing, buoy sanitization etc. The trickle start will also be maintained. This means you don’t have to wait for Lucky to stagger down and mumble unintelligible words before starting.
Because we have a bigger volume of swimmers on Saturdays we will continue to keep the registration the night before and the start times will remain at 7:00 AM 7:45 AM and 8:30 AM.
First timers will only be allowed at 7:00 AM on Saturdays and need to register for a slot the night before. If the gator is visible they will be allowed in the water first.
Lake swimmers, in this video update we cover.
Virtual Golden Mile, Swag bags, turtle feeding, lake pollution sensors, Split Oak Forest and more.