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Full Schedule of 2020 SMALL GROUP SWIMS HERE

The following large group events have been “postponed” until 2021:  The Dandelion Run, Tour de Kingdom, The Moose, The Harry Corrow Freedom Run, and Kingdom Swim.  We are hopeful that we will be able to host Fly to Pie on October 3, 2020. 

We are escorting solo swimmers, 5, 10 and 15 mile distances and In Search of Memphre throughout the Summer

We are hosting Small Group Clubhous Swims on four Saturdays in July and three Saturdays in August.  And we will be hosting Small Group NEK Swim Week Swims on August 8 to 16, 2020

Cost of the Small Group Clubhous Swims is $50 for 2 to 4 miles, $100 for 6+ miles.  Cost of  Small Group NEK Swim Week Swims is 50%  of the stated fee on the Swim Week page.

All Small Group Swims will be held in conformity with Vermont’s Mandatory Health & Safety Requirements for all Business, Non-Profit & Government Operations , in particular the section on Cross State Travel and Section 4.2 on recreational athletic events.

Please check Vermont’s map of designated counties outside Vermont that do NOT require self quarantine before travelling to Vermont.


2020 NEKOWSA Registration for Small Group Swims is now OPEN




 Offered with a little help from our Friends, Sponsors, and Partners



All Profits to Local Charities

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All fees paid are non-refundable.  We do allow participants to transfer their fees to another event in the same year or to apply 50% to an event in the following year, providing that the election is made more than 30 days prior to the event.

Full Schedule of 2020 SMALL GROUP SWIMS HERE


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Kingdom Games now offers over 25 days of running, biking, swimming,  kayaking, speedskating, Nordc skating, and winter swimming in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont from January through December. Challenging for the very best endurance athletes, with options accessible to all levels and all ages. Our premier events have received critical acclaim from the Daily News of Open Water Swimming, Vermont Sports Magazine, Yankee Magazine, Boston Globe, Atlantic, Seven Days, WCAX, and Open Water Pedia.

Volunteer Yackers Register for one or more days HERE

Want to volunteer? Click Here.

Want to Register for one or more events? Click Here.

Want to know how the heck to get to Newport, Vermont?  It’s easy.  Click Here

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See you in 2019

20 comments on Welcome

  1. I signed up for this summer’s Kingdom swim, the non championship 10 mile. I am not sure that it went through, as I received no notification. I would like to pay, but this seems independent of my application. Should I go ahead with paying to Kingdom Games, through PayPal?

    G. Gomez

    1. Hi Gregory, I just saw this. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. This came in just as we were preparing for the Winter Swim. We do have your registration information. It looks like you are in need of a kayaker. The fee for the swim is $150 and another $150 for a kayaker. You can make payment without going through the registration process again at the following link https://www.paypal.me/kingdomgames We will be sending out a formal Welcome when we receive payment. If you have made payment, just let me know. – Phil

      1. Hi!

        I am wanting to do the 10 mile. I will need a kayak but not a kayaker. Do I need to pay the $65 fee with the $150?


      2. I tried to register for the 1-mi swim but the link too pay wasn’t working. It wanted to charge me $0.00 and I couldn’t change that to $75 for entry fee. Also, my husband would like to volunteer to be an onshore watcher.

        1. We have your registration. I will send you an e-mail with a link that should work for you or a mailing address for a check.

  2. hi i inquired about qualifyying for the 10 mile swim with my June 12 Great Chesapeake Bay Swim . it was a 4.4 mile swim however with the tides my Garmin says I swam 10400 meters. my time was 2:39:59.so i swam 6 miles in 2:39:59.
    please email response thanks

  3. Hi! I was wondering if we are renting a kayak does it come with PFDs? We are flying from out of state and wont have a chance to get some.


    1. Great to have you join us, Elaine. You can send a check payable to Kingdom Games, PO Box 310, Newport, VT 05855. Thanks. Phil White, Director

  4. Jeff Maclure signed up for the dandelion run but I lost the site before I could go to the payment part.

  5. Phil, I’m interested in doing the Caspian Sea 3 mile swim next Sunday 8/19/18. I generally make my decision a day or two before so I can check the weather. Am I able to sign up the morning of the race? I don’t have a yakker. Will I be able to obtain one the morning of the event? Spencer

    1. Thanks for asking, Spencer. Registration is closed and we don’t accept walk on registrations.

      Hope to see you next year.


  6. Hi, I am thinking of registering for one of the longer swims for 2019. Can you tell me if I need to provide my own kayaker or do you have names of folks up there that I could hire. Also, what is the usual water temperature at that time of year. Thanks

    1. Hi Charlie,

      We strongly encourage you to bring your own yakker. If you want us to supply one, we charge extra and then recruit one for you. It’s on a first come, first served basis and while the supply lasts. So the sooner you make the request, the more likely we can find someone for you.

      Any questions, just holler,

      Phil White, Director

  7. Hi, I’m interested in doing a Fall foliage bike tour. Would the “Ride to Pie” be it? I’m coming all the way from New Mexico, so I’m especially interested in taking advantage of the fall colors along with all the great finds and places. Thanks!

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