Courtesy of Lucky Meisenheimer, Lucky’s Lake Swim, Lake Cane, Orlando, Florida.

ESPN will film a biography on Olympic champion Rowdy Gaines, an open water swimming enthusiast.

Dr. Lucky Meisenheimer explains the opportunity, “ESPN has done many hour-long biographies on sports celebrities and now it is finally time for a swimmer. Rowdy is a triple Olympic gold medalist in the 1984 games an inductee into the International Swimming Hall of Fame and Olympic Hall of Fame.

He went on to become an NBC Olympic sportscaster which he continues in this role to this day. Very deservedly so, he is referred to as the Ambassador of Swimming. Rowdy has swum multiple times in the past at Lucky’s Lake Swim and he has asked ESPN to film him during our swim Lake Cane.

We would like to have an excellent turnout for the swim on October 14th. It’s great that Rowdy would show support for our swim so let’s be there to support him. Marc Middleton with Growing Bolder did a great video of Rowdy’s first swim at Lucky’s Lake Swim (see above).

Dr. Meisenheimer also announced a special swim on October 17th when George Mann (known as Cypress Sam) will celebrate his 80th birthday by swimming across Lake Cane butterfly in The Butterfly Mann Swim. “George is a pioneer with Lucky’s Lake Swim; we have been swimming the lake since the early 1990s.”

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