Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swims 2014
Phil White continues to expand the lineup of swims offered by
in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. There are now
marathon swims of 10km or longer, headlined by the 6th Annual 10-mile Kingdom Swim.
In the "ultra" category, Phil has added a 15-mile cold-water swim in Lake Memphremagog on October 2, to complement the 25-mile In Search of Memphre on September 6.
Very exciting stuff. Thank you, Phil!
June 14, 2014 - Sixth Annual
Son of a Swim
2, 4, and 6 mile
swims in Lake Memphremagog. (Can be used as a qualifier for Kingdom Swim)
July 12, 2014 - Sixth Annual
10 mile, 6 mile, 3 mile, 1 mile swims
for adults and youth, plus ¼ mile and 100 yard swims for youth. On Lake Memphremagog, Kingdom Swim is now the venue for the WOWSA 10 Mile World Open Water Championship. Caps of 100 swimmers per course. The swim is held in conjunction with Kingdom Aquafest, including The Frontier Animal Society's Pet, Swimmers & Yackers Parade on Friday evening before the swim.
August 2, 2014 - Fourth Annual
3.5 mile and 1.75 mile
swimming only option but also part of Kingdom Triathlon. We figured, while we had the buoys up we might as well invite swimmers to join us in one of the most pristine lakes in The Americas.
8 Lakes - 43 Miles - 4 Marathons
SWIM THE KINGDOM WEEK
August 9 through 17, 2014
No Lanes - No Lines - No Buoys
swim one day or up to all eight with longer or shorter swims each day
Great room rates at The Highland Lodge, Greensboro, VT
August 9, 2014 - Crystal Swim - Swim to the cliffs, hang a right, swim to Moose Rock, cross the lake to the railroad tracks, head north back to Crystal State Beach.
+/- in a spring-fed marvel.
August 10, 2014 - Island Pond Swim - From the Public Dock, swim around the island, on to Brighton State Beach, run the sand and swim back
August 11, 2014 - Green River Reservoir Swim - From the canoe access, swim the loop around One Tree beyond Picnic Island all the way down Little Italy and around Big Island on the way back. +/-
in a beautiful, protected reservoir - no motor boats allowed. Marathon Swim #1
August 12, 2014 - Seymour Swim - Enter at the state beach on Route 111, swim to Wolf's Point, then on to the dam across the lake, back to Dave Anderson's Boat House by One Mile Road and back to the beach.
+/- Marathon Swim #2
August 13, 2014 - Massawippi Swim - Ayers Cliff, QC - Swim the length of the lake between Ayer's Cliff and North Hatley (
+/-) Or swim to Blueberry Point and return. Marathon Swim #3.
August 14, 2014 - Memphremagog Swim - From The Clubhous around Bell and Black Islands, to The Cut at Province Island, east for a mile right along the international border to Eagle Point, past cove Island on your way back to The Cluhous (
) Marathon Swim #4.
August 16, 2014 - Fifth Annual Willoughby Swim - A no-nonsense,
swim on one of the most majestic and pristine, glacially carved lakes in the Americas.
August 17, 2014 - Caspian Swim -
to Bathtub Rock and back or
to The Rock, Caspian is a hidden jewel. Just a great way to end a great week of open water swimming.
NOT ONE BUT TWO MONSTER SWIMS
September 6, 2014 - In Search of Memphre, www.insearchofmemphre.com
- An epic
, cold water "expeditionary" swim the length of Lake Memphremagog between Newport, VT and Magog, QC. To search for our legendary and swimmer friendly lake creature - To promote a more open border with our Canadian friends and family members - To raise money for one or more worthy causes.
October 4, 2014 - Georgeville or Bust - A
15 mile, international, cold water swim
between Newport, VT and Georgeville, QC. Water temps guaranteed to be below 60 F or your money back. The search continues with this one.
I'm very excited for these - it's nice to get a stretch of events rather than traveling some distance for a single swim. Swam Kingdom, Willoughby and Caspian this year, hope to get in more pristine lakes in 2014!
Status Report: A strong early response to our 8 Lake Swim the Kingdom Week - should be fun. Just rhree slots left in The Search. if anyone is thinking about signing on, please let me know. And, we're already hard at it working on a parade theme for Kingdom Swim - Zombies, Alice in Wonderland, Below the Sea, Gods and Goddesses. Just don't know.
For a great YouTube video slide show of last year's Kingdom Swim:
For now, we're looking at the snow on Jay peak and placing bets on the first real snow fall in the valley and when the lake will freeze over.
What is the water temp expected to be in July,
Just signed up for the Memphre Swim - 9/6/14 - my 63rd Birthday - let's party!
I'll be there to help Mo.
I just sent over my registration for Memphre as well. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
- I have done Kingdom Swim a few times and I think temps were in low to mid 70's one time and around 68 the other time.
. Thank you!
Water temps on Memphremagog are very dependent on recent weather. In July they have ranged from 68 to 75 and they vary from spot to spot.
In September, In Search of Memphre, they have varied from 60 to 71 depending on the conditions.
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