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Monday, November 16, 2015

In Search Of Memphre...Again And Again

Courtesy of Phil White, In Search of Memphre, Vermont.

In Search of Memphre will continue on September 10th 2016 on Lake Memphremagog. It is a 25-mile international freshwater swim between Newport, Vermont in the United States and Magog, Quebec in Canada. It is hosted by Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association and Kingdom Games. Online applications are now being received at the In Search of Memphre page on the Kingdom Games website.

The swim is capped at 10 swimmers in 2015. Four slots have been filled for 2016, leaving room for 6 more. For more information, visit here or contact Phil White at phw1948@gmail.com

During the first five years, 18 swimmer scouts have completed this swim while 11 have started, but did not finish. Below is a list of the finishers and their times.

In Search of Memphre Finishers - September 10th 2011
1) Elizabeth Fry, 52 – 13 hours 25 minutes
2) Charlotte Brynn, 45 – 14 hours 40 minutes
3) Gregory O’Connor, 42 – 17 hours 23 minutes
4) Elaine Kornbau Howley, 33 – 17 hours 58 minutes

In Search of Memphre Finishers - September 8th 2012
1) David Dammerman, 44 – 11 hours 27 minutes
2) Bill Shipp, 42 – 12 hours 38 minutes
3) Lori Carena, 58 – 15 hours 1 minute
4) Jennifer Dutton, 43 – 15 hours 6 minutes
5) David Barra, 47 – 15 hours 15 minutes
6) Aurora Gore, 29 – 15 hours 45 minutes

In Search of Memphre Finishers - September 7th 2013
1) Sarah S. Thomas, 29 – two-way crossing in 30 hours 1 minute (15 hours 9 minutes Magog to Newport + 6 minutes in Newport + 14 hours 46 minutes Newport to Magog)
2) Bethany Bosch, 29 – 17 hours 11 minutes

In Search of Memphre Finishers - September 7th 2014
1) Grace van der Byl, 36 – 11 hours 33 minutes
2) David Uprichard, 48 – 15 hours 59 minutes
3) Paula Yankauskas, 60 – 17 hours 59 minutes

In Search of Memphre Finisher - June 24th 2015
1) Craig Lenning – 15 hours 5 minutes

In Search of Memphre Finishers - September 5th 2015
1) Katie Benoit, 36 – 15 hours 25 minutes
2) Amanda Hunt, 46 – 17 hours 8 minutes
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