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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Like A White Knight, Phil Organizes Miles And Miles
His charm and organization skills are put to the test like only three other race directors in the Americas: David Barra, Rondi Davies and Morty Berger.
In line with the heavy responsibilities of Barra and Davies who put together the 120-mile (193 km) 7 stage race in New York called the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim and that of Morty Berger's 86.4 miles (139 km) of racing over 10 events in New York City, White has more on his plate than any other race director throughout the Americas.
In 2014, White and his Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association will offer 13 total races in 6 different lakes.
This full calendar of events include the 6th Annual Son of a Swim (2, 4, 6-mile swims in Lake Memphremagog on June 14th), the 6th Annual Kingdom Swim (100 yard, ¼, 1, 3, 6, 10-mile swims on July 12th), the 4th Annual Seymour Swim (1.75, 3.5-mile swim on August 2nd), the Swim the Kingdom Week on August 9th - 17th that includes the 4-mile Crystal Swim on August 9th, 4-mile Island Pond Swim on August 10th, 6.2-mile Green River Reservoir on August 11th, 6.2-mile Lake Seymour on August 12th, 9-mile Lake Massawippi on August 13th, 6.2-mile Lake Memphremagog on August 14th, the 5th Annual 5-mile Willoughby Swim on August 16th, the 1.5- and 3-mile Caspian Swim on August 17th, the 25-mile In Search of Memphre IV on September 6th, and the 15-mile Georgeville or Bust on October 4th.
Photo of Phil White by Tena Starr.
Copyright © 2013 by World Open Water Swimming Association
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