February 23, 24, 25, 26, & 27, 2023
Best Damn Pool Party in all of the Americas!
We Swam, We Howled, We Roared
Photos of the 2023 Festival Here
All 2023 Times Reported Here
Write up on the 2023 Festival Here
2023 Roster of Winter Swimmers
Special Welcome Back to our Canadian Friends
We’ve added a Stay Play Jay Day for Swimmer-Skiers on Monday, February 27, 2023
Schedule of Events
We’re expanding to three days of swimming events
We are SOLD OUT!
Volunteers Register for 2023 Here
47 Landing Street
Information, Rules, Tips
MEMPHREMAGOG WINTER SWIM FESTIVAL YOUTUBE
SHARED GOOGLE PHOTO ALBUM 2020
DATA BASE ALL SWIMS AND SWIMMERS, 2015 THRU 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
“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”
Check out our YouTube MEMPHREMAGOG WINTER SWIM FESTIVAL
POLICY OF WELCOME AND INCLUSION
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 2023: $200 Base Fee + $50 for each event. Minimum fee: $250. Fee’s include Saturday’s Buffet Dinner and Award Ceremony at The Eastside Restaurant, Sunday’s lunch for all and more. Registration is now open.
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:
Kellie Joyce Latimer
For updates, coverage, photos, and videos, please “like” our Facebook Page, Memphremagog Winter Swimming Society.
Check out the YouTube Videos of previous Festivals
Got my Stroll On
TOTALLY COLD 2016
Check out the YouTube Video of our first year here:
Get off your pants and JUST DANCE
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.
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I am 56 years old, and I would like to do the 25 m freestyle is there an age limit?
I have been surfing in very cold winter with only a famer john thin wet suit for 20-30 minutes often. So I think I can stand this cold water for at least a 25 meter swim. I don’t look like an athlete at all but I like doing endurance stuff ( did an Ironman,a couple of half Ironman an a ultra 66 km running..) It would be great for me to be part of this winter swim.
Very kind regards,
We’d love to have you join us. There is no age limit. Last year we had a 76 year old man swim the 25 m butterfly. However, you must qualify by swimming 25 meters in water below 5 C sometime prior to our swim. If you can’t arrange to swim any kind of distance, you can spend a minute in water below 5 C. Again, you can sign up and qualify anytime before our event. Any questions please e-mail Phil White at firstname.lastname@example.org