Hurricane aftermath and more . . .

We just got notified that there is a shortage of blood in Central Florida so it is very timely that the Bloodmobile will be at Lucky’s Lake swim in the morning.  Many thanks ahead of time to all those that are donating blood!

If you are still without hot showers and electricity the YMCA Aquatic Center is happy for the community to come in for a shower and charge of electronic devices. You don’t have to be a member.

The Lake Cane Restoration Society had a very successful meeting at Pammie’s Sammies. The meeting ran smoothly with the exception of  “Bindergate” which was interesting to watch (you had to be there). We will be reporting further on “Bindergate” as more information comes forward.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Frogman 5K Night Ops swim on Nov 11th  Click here to sign up!

Two different perspectives of the Hurricane Irma swim one from each side of the lake. Thanks to Randy for filming the two individuals of “questionable intelligence” that he noticed swimming the lake in the morning.

 

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Monday Lake Swim 7:45am

If anyone shows up tomorrow for the Lake swim it will be at 7:45 am.  If the power is out the gate may be closed or blown part way closed so park on the road and walk around the fence if needed. We recommend not swimming if there is lightning.  We also recommend not swimming if you see, two by fours, human bodies or small vehicles flying through the air.

Audrey scores her 1000K club gold cap. Lucky hogs the picture. Where is Ron? I don’t believe this can be considered an official Lake Cane Swim Photo without Ron doing a photo bomb. We may have to retake it next week. BTW that knife Lucky is holding is made of Dragonglass, deadly against white walkers (Ice zombies), Gators, Lake Cane Monsters, and keeping Ron out of photos.

The newest addition to the Lucky’s Lake Swim family being walked by Saint Jacquie. Her name is Luna ( she has a crescent moon on her snout – it’s a stretch but if you squint your eyes you can see it) She is 8 weeks old and her breed is a very common Chewpeepoopador, she should evolve into a Newfoundland Landseer in about 10 more weeks.

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Sharkicane Swim Saturday and Monday time change 7:45AM!

The bad news is that a hurricane is coming and sharks have been sucked airborne in the eye of the storm  (see below news report) the good news is we will most likely be swimming. Saturday swim as usual 7:45 am.  I personally don’t recommend swimming if there is lightning, but if it is only wind and white caps well each of you has to judge you own personal insanity to decide whether to swim.

Monday’s swim time is changing to 7:45 am because almost everything is being shut down on Monday and no point in getting up early to do the swim if you don’t have to go to work.

Labor Day was a most excellent swim with 22 first timers.  Over 130 swimmers joined in.

Lake Cane Restoration Society board meeting next Thursday. If you don’t know anything about this meeting then you are probably not one of the cool people that will be attending. All lake swimmers are welcome to attend (by definition all lake swimmers are cool).

Blood letting on Saturday 16th (Blood Mobile) You know the old saying “you can’t get blood out of a turnip” well the IRS has proved this wrong again and again, so no excuses, roll up your sleeves and give or we will set the IRS on you.

 

 

 

An important news flash reported by Dave Heffernan. It’s on the internet it must be true!

Our very own Special Olympics super star Gregg Dedic (center of photo) finished crossing 1000 and received his gold cap. Congrats Gregg. Behind him and to Gregg’s left is Pete Gold who also made the 1000 K club a couple of weeks ago.  This did not get reported in a timely fashion because Lucky has fin envy. 

Seth Elsheimer scores his 500K club cap. Please notice the old school 200K shirt. This really dates you Seth.

Brice gets his 200K shirt which would normally be impressive but he did it the same day that Gregg got his 1000K club milestone and it’s tough to stand in the shadow of a legend.

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Lucky’s Lake Swim – Labor Day Swim 7:45AM

Labor Day Swim will be at 7:45 AM. Other days normal times.  Water temp about 85 degrees.

Gator Day Swim 7:45 am . . . no wait . . . Labor Day swim 7:45 am   “And you think I’m here for the carp”

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Midnight Swim Update!!!

The movie starts at 9:30 PM.   Vote on Movie will be at 9:25 PM.  If you want to vote, be here on time.  We swim after the movie.  You must watch the movie and do the swim to get the patch.

FYI is was reported a large animal was released in the Turkey Lake Road side of the lake today by folks in a black van missing its license plate.  The story is that it was 14  – 16 feet or so in length, but you know how people exaggerate, I’ll bet it wasn’t much bigger that 12-13 feet.  Observer said couldn’t tell what type of creature it was but it made a huge bow wave as it swam off.  Seemed to be scared of lights, which brings me to my next recommendation.

If you have one please bring a small flashlight with you to put in the safer swimmer buoy.  We have some for loan but only about 25. We need more.  Thanks

 

Tomorrow’s swim is at 7:45.   Fourth of July party starts at 5 pm tomorrow.  Bring the family and something to throw on the grill and something to share. BYOB

Here are your choices for the Movie before the midnight swim. The vote will be at 9:25 pm. You may plead your case for your movie of choice on Lucky’s Lake Swim Facebook page. Personally, I will be “shocked” if sharktopus doesn’t win.

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Holiday Times, Midnight Swim and more . . .

Here are the updated holiday swim times:

Saturday 7:45am
Monday 7:45 am
Monday evening  Midnight Swim and movie  Movie starts at 9:30 PM swim to follow (see below for more midnight swim info)
Tuesday 4th of July  7:45 AM

Wednesday 6:30 AM back to the normal schedule.

4th of July party at Jacquie’s and Lucky’s  5 pm, bring your family, something to throw on the grill and a side dish to share. BYOB  We will have water and lemonade out but if you need something more refined then you are on your own to bring it with you.  We will have a giant water balloon fight Kids Versus Adults – you don’t want to miss this one.  Coin dive for kids (sorry Heff we know you think you are a big kid but you are banned from this event.)  Fireworks at dark. Cool.

Midnight swim.
You must watch the movie before you do the swim to get your patch.  Patches for swimmers that are doing the midnight swim for the first time. We will have lighted swim buoys and we are encouraging everyone to wear one this year, not only for safety but for the cool photo op as well. The movie will start at 9:30.  The choices are pictured below (sadly none have been nominated for any academy awards) and we will have a vote at 9:25 pm.  Everyone will be allowed one vote, except for Lucky who is banned this year due to his exceptionally bad choices in previous years.

Congratulations to True Sweetser.  True hold the fastest lake crossing time of 11:35.  True just won the USA national swimming Championships in the 1500m  (14:58) and made the USA World Championship team. Good Luck to True at Worlds. World trials can be seen Saturday and Sunday 1-3pm. Rowdy is the commentator.

 

Here are your choices for the Movie before the midnight swim. The vote will be at 9:25 pm. You may plead your case for your movie of choice on Lucky’s Lake Swim facebook page. Personally, I will be “shocked” if sharktopus doesn’t win.

Jim Sullivan scores his 500 K club cap.

 

 

Record Breakers  Nancy Betts  18:21  60-64  Gene Augustin 31:48  85-89  See our lake swim records HERE

Welcome to the 100K club, Paul Chard. Paul was unable to locate his name on the wall of fame so he is a provisional member until he gets his halo of yellow. Ron also breaks the all-time record for photo bombing at Lucky’s Lake swim in this photo. Ron you are the undisputed king of photo bombs – patch to follow.

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A fond final farewell to our Friend Duck, R.I.P.

Farewell Duck,  a good life but an unfortunate grisly demise, either a raccoon, possum or zombie took out our duck friend known as Duck late last night.  Duck was approaching his five hundredth crossing. Duck was one of the most famous of the Lucky’s Lake swimmers and one of the most aggravating, but still, he will be missed.  If you received an “I got ducked at Lucky’s Lake Swim sticker” hang on to it as it will surely become a collectible, no more will be made.  Duck was buried (very deeply cause we are still not quite certain about zombie aspect of the incident) overlooking the lake where he will be annoyed for all eternity that we are still not swimming in a straight line.  If you feel an underwater peck when going off course it is most likely the ghost of Duck correcting you.  A short film was made about Duck in 2014 you can see it HERE.  Goodbye Duck RIP

Duck, RIP. They will be creating poems about you, whether you like it or not.

Duck, swimming with Mi Hoshino. Duck would only swim with Mi, the rest of us were not worthy, he would only give us attention if we needed correcting.

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1st Annual Pool Toy Float Parade rattled with controversy!

What began as an amazing event rapidly broke down into sheer chaos in our 1st annual pool toy float parade. With only one minute left in the timetable for the final judging of the pool floats The Director of Awesomeness (Mike Friedman) was nowhere to be found. Rumors were circulating that he left early to have emergency open heart surgery, which is a completely unforgivable excuse to shirk his important responsibilities, but the truth has been ferreted out, and we have determined that he left to attend a garage sale. Although in the judging bylaws this is an acceptable excuse for absences, Lucky did start immediate impeachment proceedings, which were confirmed, and Tom Welch was elevated from his current position of director of the Lake Cane anti-terrorist committee and lead dessert taste tester to the Director of Awesomeness. After a brief acceptance speech, which seemed much longer that it really was, all things Lake Cane returned to normal and the festive event proceeded without other instances.   Late reports from the Michael Friedman camp suggest there may be a later coup d’etat attempt to try to regain his position as director of awesomeness, but Tom was seen borrowing Lucky’s zombie hunting razor yo-yo so there may be some resistance. We will keep you updated.

 

Many thanks to all that volunteered to make this wonderful event happen, and special thanks to the amazing Jay Madigan Executive, Director of the Lake Cane Restoration Society, who spearheaded the event. We saw many neighbors for the first time attending the event and we continued to raise awareness of the Lake Cane Restoration Society throughout the community. Over $1000 was raised for the Lake Cane Restoration Society.

If you would like to download some photos from the event taken by Saint Jacquie the link is here:  LCRS float parade photos

Special thanks to the band Lift who provided amazing music throughout the entire fete. http://liftirishband.weebly.com/about.html

 

Three very lucky folks won rain barrels in our raffle and if repeated brain trauma from Underwater Hockey had not been occurring I would list whom they were. I do remember, on the other hand, the judges and winners of the 1st annual pool toy float parade, which are listed below:

 

  1. Most dedicated to the Cause (Judged by Lucky) – The sole criteria for this award is who offers Lucky the most lucrative bribe.
      1. The Winner was Jake Meisenheimer who’s swimming cockroach was also the first pool float to finish the swim, which is not surprising as cockroaches will end up ruling the world. Not only was nepotism in play, but Jake was the only person to offer Lucky a bribe – fixing the blog so it could post pictures again.         Clearly, he has not come through, yet, on his bribe.
  2. People’s choice (Jerry’s pick based on dockside buzz)
      1. The winner was Steve and his incredibly long tube representing the actual size of the lake cane monster.
  1. Most Awesome (Judged by the newly appointed director of Awesome)
    1. The Winner was Simba and his Wilson Float

4.Silliest (Judged by the Minister of Silly Floats-Hugh)

  1. The winner was Ron Davis, who misspelled Lake Cane on his float and nearly caused the strangulation of his dog, Digger, with his fabulous noose around the neck dog pool toy design. PETA has now placed us on their watch list.

5.Most blatant product placement (Judged by LCRS Executive Director Jay Madigan)

  1. The winner was Pete Gold and his Narwhale with a Lucky’s Lake Swim bumper sticker placement.

6.“What the heck is going on now” (Judged by the lake swim matron saint, Jacquie)

  1. The winner was (I don’t remember who it was as I’m typing this, but the entry was the ring Float with the bell, Swim Trophy, and flashing thingies).

 

Memorial Day Swim May 29th –Lucky’s Lake Swim 7:45 AM

Jack Beattie Lake Swim June 3rd 10:30 AM

Special Olympics season is starting up June 6th at the YMCA Aquatic Center.  If you would like to help be a volunteer coach at 7:30 pm on Tuesday evenings please contact Lucky.

 

 

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Pancake breakfast tomorrow, Memorial Day Swim time

Swim time on MEMORIAL DAY will be 7:45 AM

Come join the Lake Cane Restoration Society Saturday, May 20th at 7:45 AM  as it celebrates 28 years of Lucky’s Lake Swim.  There will be a pancake breakfast,  the first annual Pool Toy Float Parade, a raffle for rain barrels and other cool stuff and, of course, the lake swim. You don’t have to have a pool toy float to swim but all the cool people will be towing one.

So if you want to participate in the 1st Annual Pool Toy Float parade here are the Rules:

  1. You must have been a swimmer that has already completed a Lucky’s Lake Swim (No first timers pulling a buoy)
  2. The Float must be “mostly” G-rated.
  3. You may decorate the float but don’t use any decorations that might come off in the water or pollute the water.
  4. Nobody can ride on the float.
  5. It is best to have it blown up before you come, or most of the way, because we don’t have that many air compressors.
  6. The float should be attached to a safer swimmer buoy for towing, you have to figure out how to attach it.
  7. You must take your float home with you.

The Pool Toy Float Contest categories are the following:

  1. Most dedicated to the Cause (determined by Lucky – The sole criteria for this award is who offers Lucky the most lucrative bribe if he get no offers he will award the prize to himself)
  2. People’s choice (Jerry’s pick based on dockside buzz)
    3. Most Awesome (as chosen by the director of Awesome)
    4.Silliest (determined by the so titled for the day Minister of Silly Floats-Hugh)
    5.Most blatant product placement (Jay’s choice)
    6.“What the heck is going on now” (picked by the lake swim matron saint)
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Celebrate 28th “Birthday” of Lucky’s Lake Swim 5/20/17

Come join the Lake Cane Restoration Society Saturday, May 20th at 7:45 AM  as it celebrates 28 years of Lucky’s Lake Swim.  There will be a pancake breakfast,  the first annual Pool Toy Float Parade, a raffle for rain barrels and other cool stuff and, of course, the lake swim.

So if you want to participate in the 1st Annual Pool Toy Float parade here are the Rules:

  1. You must have been a swimmer that has already completed a Lucky’s Lake Swim (No first timers pulling a buoy)
  2. The Float must be “mostly” G-rated.
  3. You may decorate the float but don’t use any decorations that might come off in the water or pollute the water.
  4. Nobody can ride on the float.
  5. It is best to have it blown up before you come, or most of the way, because we don’t have that many air compressors.
  6. The float should be attached to a safer swimmer buoy for towing, you have to figure out how to attach it.
  7. You must take your float home with you.

The Pool Toy Float Contest categories are the following:

  1. Most dedicated to the Cause (determined by Lucky – The sole criteria for this award is who offers Lucky the most lucrative bribe if he get no offers he will award the prize to himself)
  2. People’s choice (Jerry’s pick based on dock side buzz)
    3. Most Awesome (as chosen by the director of Awesome)
    4.Silliest (determined by the so titled for the day Minister of Silly Floats-Hugh)
    5.Most blatant product placement (Jay’s choice)
    6.“What the heck is going on now” (picked by the lake swim matron saint)

Congrats to Sara McLarty who swam a blistering 13:48 to break the women’s record in the the 30-34 age group.  See Records Here

Put on your calendars Saturday June 3rd the 28th annual Beattie Lake Swim at 10:30 am, yes we will be having Lucky’s Lake Swim that day too but many do both and there is a pancake breakfast after the Beattie Swim. 

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1 3107 Tom Welch
2 1619 John Meisenheimer
3 1552 Meisenheimer Jake
4 1382 Meisenheimer Jacquie
5 1226 Simba Durio
6 1139 Dowtae Joseph
7 973 Amy Jackson
8 863 Meisenheimer Maximus
9 736 Dave Heffernan
10 732 George Mann
11 674 Barb Abney
12 673 Kimberly Hawkins
13 658 Fitzgerald Kathleen
14 574 Pete Gold
15 522 Audrey Carter
16 519 Mark Myers
17 478 ROBINSON HOPE
18 465 Cleve Cooney
19 456 Mike Waid
20 454 Estevan Torres
21 446 Amit Ranjan
22 441 Bill Ireland
23 440 Gregg Dedic
24 429 Garfield Thomas
25 397 Alexei Tschausoff
26 373 Elizabeth Crepeau
27 363 Glenn Baker
28 337 Patrick Hopewell
29 328 Penny Reed
30 316 Teresa De anda
31 313 Brice Gyurisko
32 286 Bob Shuler
33 271 Melissa Daly
34 261 Joe Mattern
35 249 Barth Getto
36 246 Tim Boyd
37 243 Shauna Anstey
38 238 Tom Bogan
39 236 Xinjun Wang
40 232 PAUL CHARD
41 231 Carolyn Upchurch
42 229 Robert Ison
43 221 Michelle Dalton
44 214 CURLEY KEVIN
45 210 Troy Serres
46 205 Steven Ray
47 204 Sean McClean
48 196 Mark Russell
49 195 RATCLIFF TERESAA
50 194 Stacy Stoner
51 192 Mike Pettis
52 183 Karen Farnsworth-OHagan
53 180 Karen Walker
54 170 Test Testor
55 159 Julian Tschausoff
56 158 MALISSA PIERSOL
57 158 Paul Noel
58 157 Tim Rowand
59 154 Pedro Faneite
60 150 Laura Cole
61 149 Rainer Bendzinksi
62 147 Marcello Quieti
63 146 Yannick Guillemer
64 145 Chet Laird
65 145 Richard LeBlanc
66 145 Michelle Hoffman
67 140 Kirby Bell
68 140 Andrew Cunningham
69 135 David Kalb
70 126 Marilu Burden
71 125 Paul Dillman
72 123 Dennis Robinson
73 122 Stephen Zorc
74 120 ELIZABETH TICHENOR
75 119 David Brown
76 117 Casey Johnson
77 113 Sue Christopoulos
78 109 David Brown
79 108 Henrique Lopes
80 105 Liz Knazek
81 102 Dianne Oneal
82 101 Ricardo Miro
83 99 Laura Minns
84 98 Roxanne Baggott
85 97 Donna Maguire
86 97 McClellan Linda
87 96 Patrick McKinney
88 91
89 91 Frank Guevara
90 91 Ingrid
91 90 Steve Hoberg
92 85 THOMAS ESMONT
93 85 Mark Ross
94 81 Efren Ramirez
95 81 Arland Van Horn
96 80
97 80 Michael DelGrosso
98 79 Tracy Hendershot
99 78 Allan Shields
100 75 Turner Anderson
101 73 Paul Kelly
102 73 Scot Moore
103 72 Dennis White
104 72 Jane Ice
105 67 John Antonelli
106 66 Thomas Webster
107 65 Hunter Hawver
108 62 SCOTT GRACE
109 62 Kurt Gies
110 62 Marianne Holt
111 62 David Jarvis
112 56 Joy Burke
113 56 NATALIE WILLIAMS
114 54 Shane Leiby
115 52 Jerome Bareth
116 52 FRANCO CAVALIERE
117 51 Dave Cardwell
118 51 Jennifer Middlebrook
119 50 ROBINSON MICHAEL
120 50 Arash Rafiei
121 49 Greg Franca
122 49 Amanda Word
123 48 Monica Showers
124 47 TYLER STOVER
125 45 Charlie Le Grand
126 42 Diana Lutz
127 42 Craig Duddles
128 39 Peter Orosz
129 39 Jamie Luce
130 35 Patrick Dexter
131 34 Ted Thompson
132 31 Kevin Hart
133 31 Andrea Plant
134 31 Rebecca Young
135 25 STEVE GOODWIN
136 24 Laura Wingate
137 24 Loretta Kwan
138 20 Wayne Law
139 18 Andrea Vaughan
140 16 CHELSEA SIMMONS
141 13 Peter Wachtel
142 7 Frank Borden
143 7 Tim Seeton
144 3 Daniel Hodges
145 2 Michael Valentine
146 2 Kimberly Kromasn
147 2 Sean Flaugher
148 2 Kali Bush
149 1 Victor Reyes
150 1 Scott Patten
151 1 Mylene Mamuyac
152 1 Erica Steiger
153 1 Julia House
154 1 MARC DODD
155 1 Jennifer Lopez
156 0 Yannick Guillemer
157 0 GIGI BETTENCOURT - FAVISON
158 0 Joe Carey
159 0 SMITH JESSEKARL
160 0 Sarah Cook
161 0 Mike Waro
162 0 Shana Wills

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