2021 Kingdom Swim – The 10 Mile Race

The 10 Mile Race

At Kingdom Swim, July 24, 2021
On Lake Memphremagog, Prouty Beach
386 Prouty Beach Drive
Newport, Vermont 05855
Hosted by Kingdom Games


Special Notice: All Kingdom Swimmers, Yackers and Volunteers must be vaccinated in order to participate in this year’s swim, see:

NEKOWSA Special Covid-19 Related Safety Measures

Swimming Fees  (They include entry fee, two T-Shirts, pasta dinner for two Friday evening, and BBQ lunch on the beach following the swim.)

Prior to February 1, 2021
10 Mile – $275 – Cap of 50 Swimmers
After February 1 and Prior to April 1, 2021
10 Mile – $300 – Cap of 50 Swimmers
After April 1 but Prior to June 1, 2021
10 Mile – $325 – Cap of 50 Swimmers
After June 1 to July 1, 2021 at noon
10 Mile – $350 – Cap of 50 Swimmers
Registration Closes on July 1, 2021 or if and when the cap of 150 is reached.

Escort Kayaking Fee (If you need us to supply one for you)
All swimmers are required to be accompanied by a kayaker (SUPs are also allowed but no canoes). We STRONGLY encourage swimmers to bring their own escort “yacker.” We are willing to provide volunteer yackers for those in need, while available, for the following fee: $250 for the 10 Milers. This is done on a first come, first served basis. If you need a kayaker, we encourage you to register early.
Kayak Rentals
For those with their own kayaker but who need a kayak, we offer rental kayaks delivered to the beach on the morning of the swim with paddle, 2 pfds, and a whistle for $65.
All swimmers must be qualified. They should have completed at least 2/3rds the distance for which they register on or before July 1, 2021. Qualifying swims do not have to be formal events. They can be informal, with a kayaker and a gps. But they must be open water and non-current assisted.

All swimmers must be qualified.  They should have completed at least two-thirds the distance for which they register on or before July 1, 2021.  Qualifying swims do not have to be formal events.  They can be informal, with a kayaker and a GPS.  But they must be open water and non-current assisted.  We will conditionally qualify swimmers provided they complete and submit information on a qualifying swim on or before July 1, 2021.

Mandatory Safety Meeting for all swimmers and kayakers is on Friday evening at 5:30 pm. If you AND your kayaker can’t make the mandatory safety meeting on Friday evening. DON’T REGISTER. No excuses. No exceptions.

Pull Times. We will be clearing the lake at 4:00 pm for all 10 milers. And we reserve the right to pull swimmers at any time, if in our discretion, it is unsafe for the swimmer to continue.

All fees are non-refundable. However, we do allow registrants at Kingdom Swim who can’t make it for some reason to exchange their entry fee for another day of swimming in 2021 during our NEK Swim Week or at any one of our Saturday Clubhous Swims.   Or, we are willing to apply 50% of the fee to an event the following year. However, swimmers must make that election at least four weeks prior to Kingdom Swim.

Thursday, July 22nd
8:00 am at The EastSide – Ceremonial Laying of The Buoys. Swimmers and Yackers are welcome to help
Friday, July 23rd
noon – Sign in begins at The EastSide Restaurant, 47 Landing St. Newport, VT
noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm Boat Tours EastSide Docks $10 donation to MWA
4 pm – Warm Up Welcome and Vermont Open Water Swimming Hall of Fame Inductions – Jaspers
5:30 pm – Mandatory Safety Meeting at the EastSide Restaurant
7:00 pm – Swimmers and Yackers Pasta Dinner with Patti Casey at The EastSide
Saturday, July 24th
5:00 am to 5:30 pm – Kingdom Swim – Prouty Beach.
7:30 am – Safety and Logistical Review Meeting
7:45 am – 10 mile kayaks deploy
8:00 am – 10 mile swimmers start
11:00 am to 5:00 pm – Picnic Lunch at Prouty Beach
4:00 pm – Awards Ceremony at Prouty Beach
Sunday, July 25th
10:00 am – An unofficial, unsanctioned, cool down swim at South Beach, Lake Willoughby
1:00 pm – Farewell lunch at Mike’s Tiki Bar, East Burke, VT, with 30 beer on tap and a burrito wagon.

Kingdom Games hosts over 30 days of running, biking, and swimming events in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and the Eastern Townships of Quebec. www.kingdomgames.co
Kingdom Swim is the venue for our iconic 10 Mile Race. Now in its thirteenth year, it also offers 1 mile 5 km, 10 km, and 25 km swims   Registration for these events is available separately on the Kingdom Games and Kingdom Swim web site.