Posted by: doclucky | January 1, 2014

Happy New Year, Start times and more…

Twenty four brave souls swam into the new year today challenging cool water (67 degrees) and some wind. They were all rewarded with the opportunity to have a bit of the bubbly at the end of their swim. As we start the new year (This is Lucky’s Lake Swim silver anniversary  year – 25 yrs) nothing much has changed.  We are back to our regular swim times of 6:30am on week days and 7:45 am on Saturdays. The water has been (and hopefully will remain) unseasonably warm and still about 25% of the swimmers are without wetsuits. So no excuses for not swimming.

Of an interesting note we had 16000 views of the blog last year and Audrey made the most comments with five.

Two dozen hard-core swimmers (or very silly people - you decide) swam into the new year.

Two dozen hard-core swimmers (or very silly people – you decide) swam into the new year.

New Years Day 6 years ago 2007.  We had twice as many folks today. Lucky, Geno and Mark looks like are the only three that were at both.

New Years Day 6 years ago 2007. We had twice as many folks today. Lucky, Geno and Mark looks like are the only three that were at both.  Please note the champagne (on Lucky’s back)  is the same too!

We had a little champagne following the swim.  Some wisely chose not to partake.  This was the last remain bottle from Jacquie’s and  Lucky’s wedding reception 19 years ago. Turns out champagne doesn’t age well and it wasn’t very  good 19 years ago. You can ask George Mann about this as he was the only one at the reception and swimming today that could compare.  I believe I overheard him say today “after the 6th glass it doesn’t taste as bad."

We had a little champagne following the swim. Some wisely chose not to partake. This was the last remaining bottle from Jacquie’s and Lucky’s wedding reception 19 years ago. Turns out champagne doesn’t age well and it wasn’t very good 19 years ago. You can ask George Mann about this as he was the only one at the reception and swimming today that could compare. I believe I overheard him say  “after the 6th glass it doesn’t taste as bad.”

Charlie St-Cry Paul makes the 500K club.  The last 25 meters of his swim was so fast the frictional pressure ripped his wetsuit off his upper torso.  Strong work Charile

Charlie St-Cry Paul makes the 500K club. The last 25 meters of his swim was so fast the frictional pressure ripped his wetsuit off his upper torso. Strong work Charile

Congrats to Oscar Vital our newest member of the 100K club.

Congrats to Oscar Vital our newest member of the 100K club.

 

Lucky would like to “formally”  (he is wearing a tie) invite you to start off the year with some underwater hockey.  Our next practice is Friday at 7:15pm at the YMCA Aquatic Center. See you underwater.

Lucky would like to “formally” (he is wearing a tie) invite you to start off the year with some underwater hockey. Our next practice is Friday at 7:15pm at the YMCA Aquatic Center. See you underwater. More about underwater hockey

Seriously, the tie is an underwater hockey tie. Who buys these things???

Seriously, the tie is an underwater hockey tie. Who buys these things???

 

 

 

 

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