Tag: Traversée internationale du Lac Memphrémagog

When Three Became One

When Three Became One Courtesy of Pierre Otis, Magog, Québec, Canada. Annie Grandisson from Chicoutimi, Québec, Canada completed eight 32 km Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean races and three 42 km Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog races between 1987 and 1995. Grandisson competed in the era when three professional marathon swimming

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Pioneers Are Honored From North To South

Photos by Phil White. Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Magog (Québec, Canada) Mayor Vicki May Hamm honored Billy Connor and Sarah Thomas at City Hall in Magog, Québec for their historic swims: Connor's first traverse of Lake Memphremagog in 1955 when he swam through a thunderstorm and Thomas' first double crossing in 2013 when she faced

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Before There Was In Search Of Memphre

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When Phil White created the In Search of Memphre race from Newport, Vermont in the United States to Magog, Quebec in Canada, he revived an old professional marathon swim. The Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog, one of the great races on the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix circuit, has a long,

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James Kegley’s Life And Wife

James Kegley's Life And Wife Courtesy of WOWSA, Lac La Tuque, Canada. James Kegley was always friendly and personable on the pro circuit. He could put everyone and anyone at ease including all of those who were in his escort boats and crews on his marathon swims around the world. He is currently a professional photographer in Washington D.C.,

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Where Do I Swim?

"Swim to America," joked one of the coaches to his swimmer. The start of the 34 km Traversée Internationale du Lac Memphrémagog, a professional and amateur swimming extravaganza in Canada, is in Magog in the province of Québec. The swimmers swim nearly down the middle of the lake to a turnaround point 16 km off in the distance near the Canadian-U.S.A.

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