Memphremagog Winter Swimming Festival
February 26, 27, and 28, 2021
47 Landing Street
“We felt welcomed, celebrated, and safe.” – Louise Hyder-Darlington, first time winter swimmer from Elizabethtown, PA
“Best weekend of my life” – MJ Staples, first time winter swimmer from Clarksville, GA
“Lake Memphremagog Winter Swimming Society, take a bow one of the best run events in tough conditions water temp -0.8 slushy thank you Phil White & Team You made us so welcome and we feed off your Fun Energy ” Ger Kennedy, long time Ice and Adventure Swimmer on Seven Continents, from Dublin, Ireland.
“Quite possibly the happiest place on the planet for those two days!!” – Sharon Purdy, a Canadian “Ontie”
REGISTRATION FOR 2021 IS NOW OPEN
Please note, all fees paid are non refundable. There is a 50% chance we will NOT be able to host the Festival in 2021 because Covid-19 is still out of control. We will assess things on December 1, 2020 and make a final decision on January 1, 2021. If we have to cancel 2021, fees will be applied to the 2022 Festival or any other open water swimming event in 2021 or 2022.
Check out our YouTube MEMPHREMAGOG WINTER SWIM FESTIVAL
25 Meter Breast Stroke and Hat Competition
- 25 Meter Freestyle
25 Meter Butterfly
50 Meter Freestyle
100 Meter Freestyle
200 Meter Freestyle
200 Meter Four Person Relay
Fees for 2021: $190 for the first event and $35 for each additional event with a maximum fee of $345 for the entire weekend. Fee’s include Saturday’s Buffet Dinner and Award Ceremony at The Eastside Restaurant and more. Registration closes on February 15, 2021 at noon.
Qualifications: All swimmers in the 25 meter and 50 meter events must have swum at least 25 meters in water with a temperature of 41 F or less. All swimmers in the 100 meter event must have swum 50 meters in water with a temperature of 41 F or less. All 200 meter swimmers must have completed 100 meters in water with a temperature of 41 F or less.
About the 2016 Winter Swim Festival
The times are posted HERE. For some articles about the event and several of the participants in the Daily News of Open Water Swimming:
For updates, coverage, photos, and videos, please “like” our Facebook Page, Memphremagog Winter Swimming Society.
Check out the YouTube Videoss of previous Festivals
Got my Stroll On
Check out the YouTube Video of our first year here:
In previous years, water temperatures were 30 to 31Degrees Fahrenheit and air temperatures ranged from 0 Degrees to 25 Degrees Fahrenheit. Results of the 2015 swim, which hosted the inaugural US Winter Swimming Championships are posted HERE
The swim is hosted by The Memphremagog Winter Swimming Society, a volunteer group of feisty winter swimmers operating in collaboration with and under the umbrella of Kingdom Games. The mission of the Society is to assure that winter swimming continues on Lake Memphremagog for years to come and establish friendships with other winter swimmers around North America and around the world.
Space will be limited.
Thanks to those serving on the Society’s Organizing Committee to help plan and host our Annual Memphremagog Swim Festival. It includes:
- Janet Kylander Manning, Frederick, MD
- Charlotte Brynn, Stowe, VT
- Greg O’Connor, Natick, MA
- Rena Marie Demeo, Boston, MA
- Talbott Crowell, Lexington, MA
- Kellie Latimer, Franklin, MA
- Jaimie Monahan, New York, NY
- Arik Thormahlen, New York, NY
Please check out and “like” our Facebook page, Memphremagog Winter Swimming Society.