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Lucky’s Golden Mile – May 25, 2019

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Date: May 25, 2019

Lucky’s Lake Swim will be hosting the inaugural Lucky’s Golden Mile, as well as hosting the GSS American Championships!

Lucky’s Lake Swim is celebrating over 30 years of fun and inclusive swimming at the landmark daily swim in Lake Cane. In fact, all the proceeds from the race go to the Lake Cane Restoration Society, to keep the lake clean and safe for swimming.

The goal of doing Lucky’s Lake Swim for all these years has been to create a fun and exciting open water swim for swimmers of all abilities, from newbies to Olympians.

Now, to take this philosophy further, they have created a new race, sure to attract the same wide variety of swimmers. One feature that is sure to bring in some of the fastest swimmers from all over the world is the REAL Gold and Silver medals for the overall winners!

In fact, the actual gold content in each Gold medal is double the amount of gold in an Olympic gold medal. And the Silver medals are even 16 Troy ounces of sterling silver.

And just in case you aren’t a current Olympic star, there will also be Gold and Silver medals for the first ever “Swimmer of the Ages” division (an age-handicapped division)!

So not only do you have a chance to be a Gold medal champion, an age group winner, with awards for first through third, but you will also have a chance to be the GSS American Champion too!

But don’t worry if you aren’t there for the hardware or titles, there will also be plenty of other SWAG, fun and activities for everyone!  It will also just be a lot of fun to swim with some of the fastest swimmers anywhere!  

Lucky’s Golden Mile is an annual event, and the race is capped at 300 swimmers… so enter now, it is sure to sell out quickly!

Please register at: https://globalswimseries.com/doc-luckys-golden-mile/

I hope to have the entire representation of the club at this event.

Friday – Swim Workout

I will be riding for 5 hours on my trainer.

Please do the following swim workout:

Warm up

200 free

100 side to side kick with fins

3 x 200 as

⁃ 50 kick with board

⁃ 50 alternating 6 side kicks with 3 strokes

⁃ 50 fist drill

⁃ 25 single arm drill left

⁃ 25 single arms drill right

Main set

4 x

200 free with fins

4 x 50 as 25 fast /25 easy with 10 ri

2 x 50 fast with 30 ri

Cool down

200 free

Priority Sign up for Ironman Races

Priority registration is opening for three North American IRONMAN events this week and we want to make sure all of your club members get this great benefit! Please pass on the info below to all of your club members to ensure that they receive their priority entry email this Thursday for Memorial Hermann IRONMAN TexasIRONMAN Santa Rosa, and the exciting 2020 return of IRONMAN St. George!

Please share the below info with your TriClub members:

One of the great benefits of the IRONMAN TriClub program is priority entry to select IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 races. In order for you, as a TriClub athlete to receive your priority entry email when they go out this Thursday for Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas, IRONMAN Santa Rosa and IRONMAN St. George, you will need to complete your affiliation through the steps below no later than 11:59PM ET this Wednesday, May 15th

To affiliate follow the steps below, or view this how to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sAuIoaWyVA&feature=youtu.be:


1. Create an IRONMAN Athlete Profile here (http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/forms/single-sign-up.aspx

2. Login to your account by clicking on the Log In button on the top right of the page and then Click on “My Account”

3. Once in your account, go to the “My Athlete Profile” tab and add your TriClub Affiliation from the drop down

4. Click “Save Changes” at the bottom of the page

5. Go to the “Notifications” tab and click on all of your subscription preferences (Note: “Announcements” must be checked in order to get the Priority Entry” emails

Please feel free to reach out to the Athlete Development Team at triclub@ironman.com if you have any questions!

See you at the start line!