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Thursday, November 12, 2015
Go Cold, Go Long, Go Often in The Northeast Kingdom
Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.
Kingdom Games and the Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association announced its 2016 schedule in northern Vermont and the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Online registration is open at www.kingdomgames.co with one exception, the USMS National 10 Mile Championship registration, which will open later.
March 5th - 6th – Memphremagog Winter Swimming Championships – 25m, 50m, 100m, 200m swims in a 2-lane 25m pool, cut in the ice of Lake Memphremagog in Newport, Vermont
June 18th and 25th: Son of a Swim – 2-mile, 4-mile, 6-mile swims in Lake Memphremagog that can be used as a qualifier for Kingdom Swim. Maximum of 10 swimmers in each race.
July 30th – Eighth Annual Kingdom Swim – 15-mile Border Buster and 10-mile, 6-mile, 3-mile, 1-mile swims plus ¼-mile and 100-yard swims for youth in Lake Memphremagog. Kingdom Swim includes the U.S. Masters Swimming National 10 Mile Championships and the World 10 Mile Open Water Championship sanctioned by the World Open Water Swimming Association.
August 5th – Sixth Annual Seymour Swim – 3.5-mile and 1.75-mile swim as part of Kingdom Triathlon.
August 13th - 21st – Swim the Kingdom Week (9 days, 8 lakes, 45 miles, swim one event or all eight including 4 marathon swims with the option of shorter swims on each day or the option of doubling up on any day or all 8 ("Frying a Swim")
August 13th – Crystal Swim is a 5-mile 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 14th – 4-mile Island Pond Swim from the Public Dock, around the island, on to Brighton State Beach, run the sand and swim back
August 15th – Echo Lake Swim is marathon swim #1 around the perimeter once (6 km) or twice (12 km) of Echo Lake, the most pristine lake of the week
August 16th – Lake Seymour is marathon swim #2 at 6.2 miles from state beach on Route 111, swim to Wolf’s Point, to the dam across the lake, back to Dave Anderson’s Boat House by One Mile Road and back
August 17th – Lake Massawippi is marathon swim #3 at 9 miles from Ayers Cliff, Quebec and North Hatley or swim to Blueberry Point and return; passport required
August 18th – Lake Memphremagog is marathon swim #4 at 6.2 miles from The Clubhous around Bell and Black Islands, to The Slash (the border) at Province Island, east for a mile right along the international border to Eagle Point, past Cove Island on the way back to The Clubhous
August 20th – Sixth Annual Willoughby Swim, 5 miles across one of the most majestic and pristine, glacially carved lakes in the Americas
August 21st – Caspian Swim – 3 miles to Bathtub Rock and back or 1.5 miles to The Rock
August 27th – Echo Lake Road Race & Swim, a 1- and 3-mile swim late in the afternoon
September 10th – In Search of Memphre, a 25-mile, cold water expeditionary swim across the length of Lake Memphremagog between Newport, Vermont, U.S.A. and Magog, Quebec, Canada
October 8th – Georgeville or Bust, a 15-mile, international border-crossing between Newport, Vermont, U.S.A. and Georgeville, Quebec, Canada. Water temps guaranteed to be below 60ºF (15.5ºC) or your money back
October 30th – Vampire Swim in Newport, Vermont with Warm Blood, Cold Water – Swim the Chillies: a 25m - 100m cold water swim as part of an international blood drive by open water swimmers
Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association or NEKOWSA is a division of Kingdom Games, Inc. which hosts a series of over 40 days of running, biking, swimming, triathlon, kayaking, pond hockey, speed skating and Nordic skating events in the Northeast Kingdom. For more information, contact Phil White, Director, Kingdom Games, Inc., 649 Sunset Acres, PO Box 310 Newport, VT 05855, U.S.A. Tel: +1-802-249-9100; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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