2012 Open Water Schedule In The Northeast Kingdom

2012 Open Water Schedule In The Northeast Kingdom

The Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association (NEKOWSA) and Indoor Recreation Orleans County will offer five open water swims in 2012.

The first swim of the season kicks off on June 16th. The Son of a Swim IV will be held in Prouty Beach, Lake Memphremagog, Newport, Vermont. This is an informal qualifying swim for those who need to complete a 2-, 4- or 6-mile open water swim before fully qualifying for Kingdom Swim.

On July 7th, Kingdom Swim IV will be held Prouty Beach, Lake Memphremagog, Newport, Vermont. There are 10-mile, 6-mile, 3-mile and 1-mile courses for adults and youth with the shorter courses for youth only. It is a true celebration of open water swimming in the heart of the summer in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom of the U.S.A., held in conjunction with Kingdom Aquafest. Only 75 athletes are allowed on each course and no more than 100 youth entrants in all courses. This swim is conducted as a fund raiser for Indoor Recreation Orleans County.

On August 4th, Seymour Swim II will be held in Lake Seymour, Morgan, Vermont. The 3.5-mile swim in a pristine, spring fed lake is held in conjunction with Kingdom Triathlon and its Aquaman Even Up series.

On August 18th, Willoughby Swim III will be held in Lake Willoughby (shown above), Westmore, Vermont. The 4.75-mile swim is conducted on one of the most majestic and cleanest lakes in the Americas.

On September 8th, In Search of Memphre II will be held on Lake Memphremagog. The 25-mile swim traverses the entire length of Lake Memphremagog between Newport, Vermont, USA and Magog in Quebec, Canada. This is an amateur, invitational-only swim limited to no more than ten swimmers. The mission of this expedition is to support a more open border with Canada, to search for our beloved and mysterious lake creature, Memphre, and to raise funds for Indoor Recreation Orleans County.

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