In Search of Memphre

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In Search of Memphre] in Lake Memphremagog on the Canadian side
In Search of Memphre swimmers at 2011 event
In Search of Memphre (or In Search of Memphré or The Monster Of A Swim) is an international cross-border marathon swimming event on Lake Memphremagog organized by Phil White of the Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association. It is one of the longest marathon swims in the world and is named as one of Canada's Top Open Water Swims.



• To promote a more open border with between American and Canadian neighbors even as we support efforts to deal with terrorist activities

• To raise funds to support the continuing operations of the Indoor Recreation Center Orleans County which provides critically needed health & wellness services for people at risk such as those suffering from diabetes, heart disease and cancer

• This merry band will set out in search of Memphré, the famed (mythical?) creature of Lake Memphremagog

In Search of Memphre Organizing Committee

Phil White, Derby, Vermont
Ned Denison, Cork, Ireland
Elaine Kornbau Howley, Waltham, Massachusetts
Leslie Thomas, San Fransisco, California
Elizabeth Fry, Westport, Connecticut
Greg O’Connor, Natick, Massachusetts
Peter Stuart, Derby, Vermont
Charlotte Brynn, Stowe, Vermont

2011 Swimmers

Elizabeth Fry, 52, Westport, Connecticut, Financial Services Consultant
David Dammerman, 42, Saratoga Springs, New York
Alison Meehan, 39, Elkton, Maryland, Full-Time Mom (formerly an Elementary School Teacher)
Shannon Keegan, 36, Derby, Vermont, Operations Program Manager, Microsoft
Greg O’Connor, 42, Natick, Massachusetts, Cancer Researcher
Jennifer Dutton, 42, Wayland, Massachusetts, Swim Coach
Charlotte Brynn, 45, Stowe, Vermont, Non-Profit Executive Director and Fitness Instructor
William Shipp, 51, Mitchellville, Maryland, Attorney
Emma Otto-Moudry, 16, Ithaca, New York, High School Student (11th Grade)
Elaine Howley, 33, Waltham, Massachusetts, Writer
John Humenik, 36, New York, New York, Airline Pilot

Four completed the swim with the following times:

1. Liz Fry 13 hrs 25 min
2. Charlotte Brynn 14 hrs 40 min
3. Greg O’Connor 17 hrs 38 min
4. Elaine Kornbau Howley 17 hrs 58 min

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