Tag: Kingdom Swim

Road Warnings About Open Water Swimming

You gotta like it when local road traffic is being informed about a race out in the open water. At the annual Kingdom Swim in Lake Memphremagog in Vermont, race director Phil White and the volunteers of the Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association makes sure the local community is properly warned (e.g., educated and informed) about the happenings

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Those Post-Swim Waffles Were Excellent

After an open water swim, especially a long one or a hard one, food just seems to taste so much better than usual. And that seemed to be the case at the Kingdom Swim in Vermont were the most delicious waffles were shared by the swimmers. "Those were the best tasting waffles that I have ever had," was the general consensus of the swimmers, both young and

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Rob Madell Swimming To Kingdom Come

Rob Madell finished his 10-mile swim at the Kingdom Swim in 5 hours 53 minutes. The 71-year-old has been swimming since he was on his high school and college swim teams where he first competed at 50 yards and 100 yards. After my freshman year in college, I switched to long distance which in those days that meant 220 yards and 440 yards in a pool. Many

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Rob Madell Proves It Is Never Too Late

Rob Madell from New York City's Metro Masters Swim Club, is coming into his own. The 71-year-old is entered in the WOWSA World 10-mile Championships this Saturday at the Kingdom Swim in Vermont. A 2-time U.S. Masters Swimming All-American in the 65-69 and 70-74 year old age groups, he has his first shot at winning a world championship event...at his 8th

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Emma Otto-Moudry Can WOW The Crowd

Emma Otto-Moudry headlines the field at this weekend's WOWSA World 10-mile Championships at the Kingdom Swim in Vermont. The 18-year-old high school senior from Ithaca, New York has an impressive marathon swimming pedigree despite her youth. She holds the fastest Ederle Swim course record in 4 hours 38 minutes and finished second in 2011. She has finished

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To Kingdom Come They Swim

NEKOWSA (Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association) was established in Derby, Vermont in 2010 to promote and organize swims in the legendary lakes of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, a wonderfully beautiful part of the eastern United States. From the very beginning of the NEKOWSA, the passion and professionalism shown by Phil White and his

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