NKOWSA Announces 2012 Open Swims

Derby, VT – Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association (NEKOWSA) and Indoor Recreation Orleans County (IROC) are pleased to announce their schedule of five open water swims in 2012.

June 16, 2012 – Son of a Swim IV — Prouty Beach, Lake Memphremagog, Newport, Vermont. 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. Numbers are limited to no more than 25 swimmers. www.kingdomswim.org

July 7, 2012 – Kingdom Swim IV – Prouty Beach, Lake Memphremagog, Newport, VT. 10 mile, 6 mile, 3 mile and 1 mile courses for adults and youth with shorter courses for youth only. A true celebration of open water swimming in the heart of the summer in the heart of the Kingdom. It is held in conjunction with Kingdom Aquafest. www.kingdomaquafest.com Numbers are limited to 75 swimmers 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. Lake Memphremagog has been selected as one of the 50 great open water swimming venues in all of the Americas by the Daily News of Open Water Swimming. Kingdom Swim has been selected as the venue of the 2013 USMS 9+ Mile Open Water Swimming Championship. www.kingdomswim.org

August 4, 2012 – Seymour Swim II – Lake Seymour, Morgan, VT. A 3.5 mile swim in a pristine, spring fed lake. This is held in conjunction with Kingdom Triathlon and its Aquaman Even Up series. We figured, while we have our buoys in place and the support boats out on the lake, swimmers might as well enjoy them, skip the other legs, and start their after party early. Numbers are limited to 50 swimmers. www.kingdomswim.org

August 18, 2012 – Willoughby Swim III – Lake Willoughby, Westmore, VT. A 4.75 mile swim on one of the most majestic and cleanest lakes in the Americas. Lake Willoughby has been selected as one of the 50 great open water swimming venues in all of the Americas by the Daily News of Open Water Swimming. Numbers are limited to 50 swimmers. www.kingdomswim.org

September 8, 2012 – In Search of Memphre II – Lake Memphremagog – An epic 25 mile, cold water swim the length of Lake Memphremagog between Newport, VT and Magog, QC. This is an amateur, invitational only swim limited to no more than 10 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. www.insearchofmemphre.com For more information, e-mail: swim@orleansrecreation.org