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The Lake Massawippi (Massawippi Swim) is a 9-mile (14.4 km) marathon swimming competition in Lake Memphremagog that starts and finishes at Ayer's Cliff in Quebec, Canada. The event is part of the Swim The Kingdom event organized by Phil White of the Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association (NEKOWSA) and is one of Canada's Top Open Water Swims.

2013 Swim the Kingdom Schedule

The Swim The Kingdom event consists of 7 open water swims in 9 days held in Lake Memphremagog.

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, Canada
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
August 18th: Caspian Swim, a 3-mile open water swim to Bathtub Rock and back or 1.5 miles to The Rock

NEKOKWSA 2014 Schedule

  • June 14th - 6th Son of a Swim, 2, 4, and 6-mile swims
  • July 12th - 6th Kingdom Swim, 1, 3, 6, and 10-mile swims + ¼ mile and 100 yard swims including the WOWSA 10 Mile World Open Water Championship
  • August 2nd - 4th Seymour Swim - 3.5 and 1.75 miles as part of Kingdom Triathlon

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.

Canada's Top Open Water Swims

Canada's Top Open Water Swims include the longest running, most popular, most unique, and most difficult open water swimming competitions.

1. Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean in lac St-Jean, Roberval, Québec
2. Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog in lac Memphrémagog, Magog, Québec
3. Traversée internationale du lac Mégantic in lac Mégantic, Mégantic, Québec
4. Lake Ontario solo crossing in Ontario
5. Lake Erie solo [crossing]] in Ontario
6. Whitney Dolphins Open Water Swim in Tweed, Ontario
7. St Marys 5K in Lake Ontario, Ontario
8. Marathon de la Releve in lac St-Jean, Québec
9. Brights Grove Open Water Swim in Lake Huron, Ontario
10. Hamlin Beach Open Water in Lake Ontario, Hamlin, Ontario
11. Open Water Cable Swim in St. Lawrence River, Ontario
12. Havre Open Water Swim in Havre, Québec
13. Elma Couture Open Water Swim in Welland Recreational Waterway, Ontario
14. The Bay Challenge in Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver
15. Kelowna Apple Open Water Swim Invitational in Kalamlka Lake, British Columbia
16. Canada Games in Prince Edward Island
17. Canada Day Challenge in Sasamat Lake
18. Open Water Downhill Challenge in British Columbia
19. L.O.S.T. Race in Lake Ontario
20. RattleSnake Island Swim in Peachland, British Columbia
21. Welland Canal Under the 4 Bridges Swim in Ontario, Canada
22. 4K Open Water Swim in Meech Lake
23. Skaha Lake Ultra Swim in Penticton, British Columbia
24. Keats to Armours Mile Swim in British Columbia
25. Sea Cavalcade in Gibson, British Columbia
26. HtO Thetis Lake Swim for MS in Victoria, British Columbia
27. Kitsilano Challenge in Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver
28. Ian McCloy Island Swim in Lake Nepahwin
29. Brockville Open Water Series in St. Lawrence Park
30. Across the Lake Swim in West Kelowna, British Columbia,
31. Massawippi at Ayres Cliff, Quebec, Canada
32. Clarington Polar Bear Swim in Ontario
33. Frank Ney Polar Bear Swim in Nanaimo
34. Pemberton Winterfest Polar Bear Swim in Vancouver
35. Eskasoni Polar Bear Swim in Halifax, Nova Scotia
36. Polar Bear Swim in Qwanoes, Vancouver
37. Lawrence Desrosiers Polar Bear Swim in New Waterford, Nova Scotia
38. Saratoga Beach Polar Bear Swim in Campbell River, British Columbia
39. Vancouver Polar Bear Swim in English Bay in Vancouver
40. Sunnyside Beach Polar Bear Dip in Toronto
41. Polar Bear Swim Toronto in Sunnyside Park, Toronto
42. Courage Brother's Polar Bear Dip in Lake Ontario

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