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Memphremagog Winter Swimming Festival

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN HERE

Our Eleventh Annual Winter Swim Festival

February 20, 21, 22, 23, & 24, 2025

Best Damn Pool Party in all of the Americas!

We Gather!  We Swim!  We Laugh!  We Howl!  We Roar!

2023 Videos Here: Cold Tits Warm Hearts by Ginny Majka  Bailey Video

All 2024 Times and O(ther Awards Reported Here

Current 2024 Roster of Winter Swimmers

We’ve added a Stay Play Jay Day for Swimmer-Skiers on Monday, February 24, 2025

Schedule of Events

We have expanded to three days of swimming events

EastSide Restaurant

47 Landing Street

Newport, Vermont

Information, Rules, Tips

MEMPHREMAGOG WINTER SWIM FESTIVAL YOUTUBE 

SHARED GOOGLE PHOTO ALBUM 2020

DATA BASE ALL SWIMS AND SWIMMERS, 2015 THRU 2018

TIMES 2024

TIMES 2023

TIMES 2022

TIMES 2020 

TIMES 2019

TIMES 2018

TIMES 2017 

TIMES 2016

TIMES 2015

POOL RECORDS

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS 2017

BAILEY PHOTOS 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 Hat Competition
    • 25 Meter Freestyle
    • 25 Meter Breast
    • 25 Meter Butterfly
    • 50 Meter Freestyle
    • 100 Meter Freestyle
    • 200 Meter Freestyle
    • 200 Meter Four Person Relay

Fees for 2024:  $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.

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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:

The Festival

Martha Wood

Kellie Joyce Latimer

Barnabus Zeng

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:

TOTALLY COLD

Get off your pants and JUST DANCE

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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.

MWSS Kogo (2016)