Swim The Kingdom

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Kristin Jones winning the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Association World 10-mile Swimming Championships in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont. Photo courtesy of Phil White of the Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association at the Kingdom Swim
Island in the middle of Lake Memphremagog, a landmark used in the Swim the Kingdom events, part of The Kingdom Games. Photo courtesy of Phil White
Swim The Kingdom is an open water swimming competition organized in the state of Vermont by Phil White of the Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association (NEKOWSA). The event consists of 7 open water swims in 9 days in Lake Memphremagog and is part of the Kingdom Games.


2012 Swim The Kingdom Schedule

August 10th: Crystal Swim, a 4-mile open water swim under the cliffs and around the shores
August 11th: Island Pond Swim, 3-mile open water swim from Brighton State Park Beach around The Island
August 13th: Seymour Swim, a 3.5-mile open water swimming double loop
August 14th: Massawippi, a 4-mile open water swim starting and ending at Ayres Cliff, Quebec
August 15th: Memphremagog, a 4-mile open water swim in Derby, around Black, Belle, and Cove Islands
August 17th: Willoughby Swim, a 5-mile majestic open water swim, one of America's Top 100 Open Water Swims
August 18th: Caspian Swim, a 3-mile open water swim to Bathtub Rock and back or 1.5 miles to The Rock

NEKOWSA 2014 Schedule

August 9th - 17th - 8 Lakes - 43 Miles - 4 Marathons: Swim The Kingdom Week. Swimmers can participate in one event or up to all eight events.

Kingdom Games

The Kingdom Games is a series of running, biking, open water swimming, triathlon and kayaking events in a number of scenic venues throughout the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada, organized by Kingdom Games race director Phil White. Its headquarters is located at The Clubhous in Derby, Vermont. The Kingdom Games organizes 38 days of sporting activities covering 1450 miles of running, biking, open water swimming, triathlon and kayaking courses.

The Kingdom Games attracts thousands of participants, their friends and families from 36 different American states, five Canadian provinces, Mexico, Great Britain, and as far away as Mumbai, India. The Northeast Kingdom of Vermont is one of the most beautiful areas of the United States. It was one of the very first geo-tourism areas in the world specially designated by National Geographic Society.

Kingdom Games Awards

Kingdom Games Categories

The Kingdom Games event lineup includes five separate categories: Run the Kingdom, Bike the Kingdom, Swim the Kingdom, Tri the Kingdom and Yak the Kingdom.

2014 Schedule

Run the Kingdom - www.dandelionrun.org

Bike the Kingdomwww.tourdekingdom.org

Swim the Kingdom – www.kingdomswim.org

Tri the Kingdomwww.kingdomtriathlon.org

Yak the Kingdomwww.kingdomkayak.org

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