Yackers On Call For the Kingdom Swim

Yackers On Call For the Kingdom Swim

Phil White announced the need for additional escort kayakers (yackers) for the upcoming Kingdom Swim on July 23rd. “120 swimmers are already signed up, coming from 23 different states and 3 Canadian provinces. Most have arranged to bring their own kayakers. But many are in need of us to supply one. We’ve already completed the first round with 10 matches. But, we still have a need for 21 more yackers: 2 in the 25 km Border Buster, 2 in the Great 10-Mile Race, 11 in the 10 km, and 6 in the 5 km.

It’s a boisterous and challenging swim for all levels of swimmers. And our need for kayakers covers all distances, relatively short to long. We offer a grand party on Friday afternoon with a wonderful Swimmers and Yackers Pasta Dinner under the tents at the EastSide Restaurant on the shores of Lake Memphremagog and a BBQ picnic at Prouty Beach following the swim.

Yackers receive a stipend ranging from $100 to $250 depending on the distance they yack. We can also arrange for lodging at local residences for those who need a place to stay. Several years ago, Tasha Wallis described her experience on Vermont Public Radio in A Swim in the Kingdom.

Lake Memphremagog is a beautiful, mysterious, spiritual, and sometimes frisky lake. Open water swimmers and yackers are a great good-spirited Tribe. And Kingdom Swim, now in its 14th year, is a grand celebration of open water swimming in the Heart of the Kingdom in the Heart of the Summer.”

Sign up here.

Yacker Elaine Howley is shown above.

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Steven Munatones