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NEKOWSA 2022 – Schedule of Swims

Waiting List for the Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival

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2/25-27/2022                                   Summer Long 2022          


5/21/2022                                6/10-12/2022                              6/11/2022


                       7/4/2022                                      7/23/2022                         NEK Swim Week & More       


     10/2/2021                                                 10/31/2021

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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.


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Kingdom Games now offers over 30 days of running, biking, open water swimming,  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.

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See you in 2022

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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