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Friday, August 23, 2013

Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming 2014 Schedule

The Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association (NEKOWSA) announced its 2014 schedule.

The jam-packed schedule includes the 2014 WOWSA World 10-Mile Championships and 6th annual Kingdom Swim in July, 8 lakes - 43 Mile - 4 Marathon Swim the Kingdom Week in August, In Search of Memphre, a 25-mile expeditionary swim the length of Lake Memphremagog in September, and Georgeville or Bust, a 15-mile swim between Newport, Vermont and Georgeville, Quebec in October.

All the NEKOWSA swims have a maximum limit on the number of participants allowed. Online registration will open on October 1st 2013. NEKOWSA is affiliated with Kingdom Summer Games, a series of over 25 days of running, biking, swimming, triathlon, and kayaking events. Phil White wears two hats as race director of the NEKOWSA open water events and Director of the Kingdom Summer Games. "We are pleased to announce our 2014 schedule is as follows:"

June 14th - 6th Son of a Swim - 2, 4, and 6-mile swims in Lake Memphremagog

July 12th - 6th Kingdom Swim - 1, 3, 6, and 10-mile swims for adults and youth, plus ¼ mile and 100 yard swims for youth including the WOWSA 10 Mile World Open Water Championship

August 2nd - 4th Annual Seymour Swim - 3.5 miles and 1.75 miles as part of Kingdom Triathlon

August 9th - 17th - 8 Lakes - 43 Miles - 4 Marathons: Swim The Kingdom Week. Swimmers can participate in one event or up to all eight with longer or shorter swims each day.
* Day/Swim #1: August 9th - Crystal Swim - 4 miles
* Day/Swim #2: August 10th - Island Pond Swim - 4 miles
* Day/Swim #3: August 11th - Green River Reservoir Swim - 6.2 miles
* Day/Swim #4: August 12th - Seymour Swim - 3.5 miles
* Day/Swim #5: August 13th - Massawippi Swim - 9 miles (14.4 km)
* Day/Swim #6: August 14th - Memphremagog Swim - 6.2 miles (10 km)
* Day/Swim #7: August 16th - 5th annual Willoughby Swim - 5 miles
* Day/Swim #8: August 17th - Caspian Swim - 3 miles or 1.5 miles

September 6th - In Search of Memphre, a 25-mile, cold water expeditionary swim across Lake Memphremagog between Newport, Vermont and Magog, Quebec.

October 4th - Georgeville or Bust - a 15-mile cross-border international, cold water marathon swim between Newport, Vermont and Georgeville, Quebec. Water temperatures are guaranteed to be below 60ºF to 15.5ºC or swimmers receive their money back.

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