Due to the Covid19 pandemic Lucky’s daily Lake Swims are now in a limited opening. You must sign up the evening before the swim at 6pm for your start and parking points . Most days we now have enough slots open for everyone, but not all days, so sign up early.
First time swimmers, only Saturday 7 AM.
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Lucky’s Lake Swim Blog
Good news we are increasing the number of slots available to swim as of Monday. We will have two start sites with 20 each Monday through Thursday at 6:30 AM. You will still need to register the night before at 6 PM there is no priority registration anymore first come first serve. On Fridays there will be two waves of 20 per start point the first wave will be at 6:30 AM the second wave at 7 AM. On Saturday we will continue with our three waves 7:00am 7:30 am and 8: am, but we will increase the number of slots per start point to 20 per side so 120 people will have an opportunity to Swim. Unfortunately, there are still no bathroom privileges, nor are we passing out swag for milestones. We are also not allowing first time swimmers. When you see a volunteer working please thank them as they are the reason we were able to pull this off. Still a 2 crossing limit unless you are a 17 minute or under swimmer then you may do three.
This is where you register https://register.luckyslakeswim.com/
The sign up/ registration link for Lucky’s Lake swim is below. We are no longer doing the nightly facebook poll sign up (as much fun as that was). Going to this registration page is the only way to sign up now.
We are changing the sign-up system to an automated system for the daily lake swims. Lucky hates doing manual poll sign ups every evening, unlike Jay, who loves mind-numbing tasks such as running board meetings, applying for grants, meeting with politicians etc. Happily, Jay’s wife sides with Lucky on the issue, and even though there was much grumbling from Jay, we were able to distract him by asking him to look into finding an automated system which he did with gusto. Jay has been working tirelessly with Red Rocket studies (Red Rocket Studios is definitely on Santa’s “Nice list” coming this Christmas) to come up with a solution. So, I’m happy to report that the geniuses at Red Rocket Studios has done us a solid by coming up with an automated system that is simple to use and fair.
Since it looks like we are going to be under a cloud of social distancing for the near foreseeable future, we will have to have limitations on the number of swimmers to keep it safe. Sadly, we don’t think we will be able to accommodate any new swimmers at this time.
To register with the new system, you will need to sign up at this site https://register.luckyslakeswim.com/
We will no longer be using Facebook polls to sign up. Watch the video to see the registration process, or you can look at the “Cliff notes” below.
There are four different opening times to register:
6:00 pm for 2000K club members
6:30 pm for 1000K club members
7:00 pm for 100K club members
7:30 pm for everyone else (no new first time swimmers)
How this works is that a 2000K club member can sign up at any time after 6 pm, but if they wait too long, it might fill (we have only 20 slots on weekdays), so they should sign in during their restricted window of 6:00 to 6:30 pm. Then the same thing happens for the 1000K club members at 6:30 pm, and so on down the line.
This is based on the honor system. If you sign up during the 1000K club registration slot and have only completed 23 crossings, you will be shamed and fed a Covid19 cocktail.
Click on the next swim (you can only register for the swim the next day, not several days in advance)
Go to the button that says get tickets and enter (1) You can only register one swimmer per email address( It will list the number of swim slots left at that start site. If it is filled, you can try the other start site). The price is free, but if you wish to purchase a backstage pass, you can enter $10,000 and submit your credit card information.
If you get a full or closed message on both start locations for that day, then all the slots have been taken, and you will have to try for another day.
You will get an email confirming your entry and start location, and you are good to go.
We have the sign up right now going for tomorrow’s swim on the facebook page. As I am typing this we are only 1/3 full (20 of 60 slots available) and sign ups have been open 30 mins. We have 3 times you can start. 7:00am 7:45am and 8:30 am. You must sign up to get a slot. Video explanation of the start HERE
Once 60 have signed up the swim is closed out.
See You Soon
Welcome Open Water Swimmers…. Please when in town join Lucky in his daily open water swims.
When: Monday-Friday at 6:30 am and Sat. 7:45am …no early or late start times.
Where: 6645 Lake Cane Drive click here for directions and Map
Distance: One Kilometer round trip over and back.