Memphremagog Winter Swimming Festival
February 23, 24, and 25, 2018
“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
We are FULL.
Registrations are accepted for waiting list only.
We are looking for 15 hearty volunteers
– to escort swimmers to and from the pool,
– to carry their clothing from one end of the pool to the other,
– to help with timing AND keep the pool clear of ice,
– to drink our vodka.
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: $150 minimum. $25 for each additional event up to $225 maximum for the weekend. Fee’s include Saturday’s Seafood Buffet and Award Ceremony at The Eastside Restaurant and more.
Tentative Schedule of Events 2018
Friday, February 23rd
10:00 am to 3:00 pm – Install Platforms, hoist flags
4:00 pm Warm Up at Jasper’s
6:00 pm Rolling Welcome Dinner at the Tasting Center
Saturday, February 24th
10:00 am 25 meter Breast Stroke and Best in Hat Competition
11:15 am 25 meter Competitive Breast Stroke
12:15 am 25 meter Freestyle
1:10 pm Lunch
1:45 pm 50 meter freestyle
2:55 pm 100 meter freestyle
4:00 pm Jammie Party
6:00 pm Seafood-Buffet at The EastSide and Day One Award Ceremony – Covered by Registration Fee
Sunday, February 25th:
10:00 am 200 Meter Freestyle
11:00 am 25 Meter Butterfly
12:30 pm 200 Meter Relays
1:00 pm Lunch and Final Award ceremony.
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
Please check out and “like” our Facebook page, Memphremagog Winter Swimming Society.