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Lucky’s Lake Swim MOST WANTED

Total raised, so far, for the YMCA Scholarshimost wanted 2010p Program $19000.00

In 2009 we started a Lucky’s Lake Swim “Ten most Wanted” list. Each year ten swimmers are selected that do not have their names on the wall of fame but should. The wanted posters are on display at the YMCA Aquatic Center. For each of the swimmers on the most wanted list that survives the one Kilometer swim, $1000.00 is donated to the YMCA Aquatic Centers Scholarship fund and $200.00 to the Lake Cane Preservation Society. In 2009 with matching donations the "Most Wanted List" generated $18000.00 for the YMCA Aquatic Center's scholarship fund and $2000.00 for the Lake Cane Restoration Society. The most wanted can complete the swim any time during 2010 to earn the donation. In keeping with the fun nature of the challenge Lucky relies on others to encourage the most wanted to participate. He does not contact the most wanted himself until after they agree to the swim. If you know any of the "Most Wanted" please encourage them to participate.


2010 Most Wanted

In 2009 we started a Lucky’s Lake Swim “Ten most Wanted” list. Each year ten swimmers are selected that do not have their names on the wall of fame but should. The wanted posters are on display at the YMCA Aquatic Center. For each of the swimmers on the most wanted list that survives the one Kilometer swim, $1000.00 is donated to the YMCA Aquatic Centers Scholarship fund and $200.00 to the Lake Cane Preservation Society. In 2009 with matching donations the "Most Wanted List" generated $18000.00 for the YMCA Aquatic Center's scholarship fund and $2000.00 for the Lake Cane Restoration Society. The most wanted can complete the swim any time during 2010 to earn the donation. In keeping with the fun nature of the challenge Lucky relies on others to encourage the most wanted to participate. He does not contact the most wanted himself until after they agree to the swim. If you know any of the "Most Wanted" please encourage them to participate.

 

Charlie Crist Governor of Florida

Steve Corrie Executive Director the YMCA Aquatic Center

Apryle Nickson Swim Coach

Jim Ferber CEO Central Florida YMCA

Ryan Lochte Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist

Anthony Nesty Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist

Dara Torres Five time Olympian

Eileen Hartle Swimming Mom

Mitzi Kremer Olympic Swimming Medalist

Brud Cleaveland Masters Champion (Age 92)

Congratulations to Steve Corrie, executive director of the YMCA Aquatic Center for being the first 2010 Most Wanted to complete the swim. He chose a great day to do the swim.  We had a record number of swimmers join him (235) and had a pancake breakfast as well that raised $800.00 for the Lake Cane Preservation Society.

 

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2009 Most Wantedwanted posters

Dr. Jack Beattie Masters swimmer and former Masters National Champion and World Record Holder.

Rowdy Gaines Triple Olympic Gold Medalist and Olympic Sports Commentator.

Roger Hernandez City of Orlando Firefighter.

Dr. Chet Miltenberger Masters swimmer and former Masters National Champion and World Record Holder.

Ed Moses Olympic Gold Medalist.

Mel Nash Swimming World Champion and Coach of  Y Swim Orlando.

Mark Nation Marathon Runner and President of the Nation Law Firm.

Harris Rosen Masters Swimmer, Hotelier, and philanthropist.

Bud Seaman Masters swimmer and former Masters National Champion and World Record Holder.

Dara Torres Five time Olympian and Olympic Gold Medalist.

 

Congratulations to Mel Nash (Former world Swimming Champion) who became our first 10 Most Wanted to complete the swim. By completing the swim he raised  $1000 for the YMCA Aquatic Center’s Scholarship fund and $200 for the Lake Cane Restoration Society. We had 60 new wall of Fame signers on April 25th.  This is the most we have ever had in one day.  We also had 136 swimmers do the swim that day…a new attendance record for us.

Mel Nash with checkMel Nash Swimming the lakeLucky Marks off most wanted Mel NashLake swimmers on Mel Nash swim dayLucky hands out bumper sticker

 

 

On May 2nd, Rowdy Gaines 3X Gold Olympic medallist and Olympic sports commentator, completed the swim along with 202 other swimmers.   Rowdy lived up to his reputation, as the ambassador of swimming, by staying behind for over an hour taking photos with fellow swimmers and spectators.

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Video of Rowdy's Swim at Lucky's Lake Swim

 

Congratulations and thanks to Roger Hernandez who was one of our ten most wanted.  On August 22nd Roger raised $2000.00 for the YMCA Aquatic Center's Scholarship Fund with his swim.  Many thanks to the Johnny Damon foundation for matching the original thousand dollar donation.  Roger is city of Orlando Firefighter and paramedic and he is a volunteer board member of the City of Orlando's Firefighter's Museum. 

 

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 Sept. 19th we "captured" four of Lucky's 10 most wanted.  Thanks to Harris Rosen, Dr. Jack Beattie, Mark Nation and Bud Seaman.  We raised $8000.00 for the YMCA Aquatic Center with the help of matching donations by an anonymous donor to the Y, and $800.00 for the Lake Cane Restoration Society.  Following the swim Mark Nation treated us to a live remote location of his syndicated radio show "Justice for All".

 

 

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