Tag: Lucky Meisenheimer

Thank You Very Much, Bruce. Great Job

Thank You Very Much, Bruce. Great Job Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach. Bruce Wigo recently announced his plans to resign as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Swimming Hall of Fame after an eventful and remarkable 12-year run. Although his tenure is scheduled to end on December 31st this year, Wigo will remain serving as

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Gene Gets Up And Goes

Courtesy of Lucky Meisenheimer, Lake Cane, Florida. Gene Augustin holds the 80-84 year age group record for crossing Lake Cane in Orlando, Florida. He is the oldest person to complete 1 km Lucky's Lake Swim. But he just broke his own record and set the 85-89 age group lake swim record with a time of 42:46. "It was strong work by Gene," reported Lucky

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Dr Jack Beattie Goes Bolder

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The namesake of the Beattie Lake Swim & Breakfast passed away after a long, outstanding swimming orthodontist and open water event organizer. Dr. Jack Beattie followed an age group, high school, collegiate and masters swimming career with a history of lake swimming in central Florida. "The trick to staying

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Siri Knows Lucky’s Lake Swim

Courtesy of WUCF TV's ONE Central Florida, Lucky's Lake Swim in Lake Cane, Orlando, Florida. Lucky’s Lake Swim is a 1 km lake swim started by Lucky Meisenheimer in Lake Cane at his home in 1989 in Orlando, Florida. The free swim has achieved a cult status with open water swimmers and triathletes and was showcased in WUCF TV's ONE Central Florida program.

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Proposing In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Lucky Meisenheimer reported that David Head and Kimberly Hawkins had a special day before one of their swims in Orlando's Lake Cane. Head proposed to Hawkins who has crossed Lake Cane over 1,000 times during her career. "We have had many married couples swim the lake and we have had folks meet at the lake

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Remembering SupraStrong

Courtesy of Lucky Meisenheimer, Lake Cane, Orlando, Florida. Lucky Meisenheimer remembered that one of the regular Lake Cane swimmers, Ian Supra, lost his battle with esophageal cancer last month. "[The 20-year-old] Ian was a swimming and water polo star at Dr. Phillips High School and a Lucky's Lake swimmer. He was one of those rare young people that

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Open Water Swimmers Leave Their Marks

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. While English Channel swimmers know to leave their signatures at the White Horse Inn, people who visit Dr. Lucky Meisenheimer's home on the shores of Lake Cane also know the tradition is alive and well in Florida. Over 1,400 swimmers visited his house in May this year. "There are many repeat swimmers, but

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Home Away From Home

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Go to Ala Moana Beach Park on Oahu, Hawaii or Tower 26 in Santa Monica, California or Manly Beach with the Bold and Beautiful Swim Squad and you will find swimmers gathering around these famous swimming spots to stash their gear and towel off after a swim. But some clubs are a bit more upscale than a spot

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