Lake Willoughby Swim

When Phil White opened up the The Clubhous for open water swimmers on the shores of Lake Memphremagog little did we know there were so many great lakes to enjoy and swim in.

In addition to Mighty Memphremagog, Lake Seymour and Lake Willoughby are nearby rising majestically out of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.


Lake Willoughby Swim 2


Lake Willoughby offers a clear-water 5-mile course from north-to-south shores. This coming week, the Swim The Kingdom event will consist of 7 different open water swims over a 9-day period including the following swims:


Lake Willoughby swim

August 10th: Crystal Swim, a 4-mile open water swim under the cliffs and around the shores

August 11th: Island Pond Swim, 3-mile open water swim from Brighton State Park Beach around The Island

August 13th: Seymour Swim, a 3.5-mile open water swimming double loop

August 14th: Massawippi, a 4-mile open water swim starting and ending at Ayres Cliff, Quebec

August 15th: Memphremagog, a 4-mile open water swim in Derby, around Black, Belle, and Cove Islands

August 17th: Willoughby Swim, a 5-mile majestic open water swim

August 18th: Caspian Swim, a 3-mile open water swim to Bathtub Rock and back or 1.5 miles to The Rock


Photos by Phil White, Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association.

Copyright © 2013 by Open Water Swimming

The Coaches Education Program


What to expect in this course…

The certification program will educate interested individuals on everything from proper swimming techniques to race tactics. Individuals who pass the program will be able to safely coach young children in short introductory open water swims as well as escort marathon swimmers in the English Channel.

LEARN MORE about the Coaches Education Program.

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The 2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference is coming to Cork/Ireland.
Cork Lions Club & University College Cork in association with the ?International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and the World Open Water Swimming Association are proud to host the 2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference in Cork.

Tackling The Ocean
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