Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival

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Kellie Latimer at the 2023 Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival in Vermont
2nd annual Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont in 31.5ºF (-0.2ºC) water. Photo courtesy of Phil White
Kellie Latimer at the Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont. Photo courtesy of Robbie Bailey

The Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival or the Memphremagog Winter Swimming Championships is an annual winter swimming competition in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont.

Distances and Course

25m, 50m, 100m, and 200m swims in a two-lane, 25-meter pool, cut in the ice on Lake Memphremagog right by the Eastside Restaurant in Newport, Vermont.

Dates

Annually in late February or early March.

Organization

The swim is organized by the Memphremagog Winter Swimming Society operating under the umbrella of Kingdom Games. Water temperatures at last year's swim was 30ºF (-1.1ºC). The Organizing Committee consists of Charlotte Brynn, Janet Manning, Greg O'Connor, Elaine Kornbau Howley, Sarah Watson, Amanda Hunt, Rena Demeo, Helen Lin, and Phil White. Ice cutters included Michael Booth and Josh McCoy.

Videos


2019 Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival

Event Organizer

Phil White

External links