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Sunday, May 11, 2014

So Lucky To Have Meisenheimer

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Some people in the open water swimming world are aquapreneurs. Some people in the community are event directors. Some people are fund-raisers. Some people are athletes. Some people are promoters. Some people are environmentalists. Some people are volunteers. Some people are coaches. Some people are safety personnel.

Few individuals wear all these different hats. Few people wrap up so much in the same package.

But the multi-talented, multi-focused Lucky Meisenheimer is one of these unique individuals and the Lake Cane community is lucky to have him on its shores.

One of the many events and projects that Lucky does includes last year's Hands Across Lake Cane event. The aerial video of the preparation is below. "We raised over US$7,000 for our local county Special Olympics during the event when Lucky's Lake Swimmers set a world record for the longest human chain across a body of water. Over 350 swimmers linked together for 500 meters from shore to shore across Lake Cane in Orlando, Florida."

Photo of the Hands Across Lake Cane event above shows Lucky Meisenheimer in cowboy hat.

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