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NEKOWSA Champion of Champions Challenge

July 6, 2024

Derby Bay on Lake Memphremagog

The Clubhous, 649 Sunset Acres, Derby, Vermont


Kingdom Games is collaborating with BrynnSwim to host this unique three-stage swim at The Clubhous.  It is modeled after the popular challenge, BLDSA’s Champion of Champions Swim in Dover Harbor, UK.  That swim’s three stages are 5, 3 and then 1 mile.  We’ve modified it with distances determined by the islands we swim to and around in Derby Bay on Lake Memphremagog.  Starting and finishing each leg at The Clubhous Beach.

We gather at The Clubhous at 8 am for check in.  We swim, starting promptly at 9 am.

9:00 am – 6.5 Mile Swim Around Province Island

1:30 pm – 3.5 Mile Swim Around Bell, Black and Cove Islands

4:00 pm – 2 Mile Swim “to Bell and back.” 

Total distance: 12 miles

All followed by a BYOB BBQ at The Clubhous of Burgers. Dogs, Chili, Watermelon, and Ice Cream,

Fee for the swim and BBQ is $325.  Water temperature is likely to be about 65 F.  Escort kayaker is required for all legs.  Fee for us to provide a kayaker is $300.  If you have a kayaker but need to rent a kayak for the day, fee is $65, delivered to The Clubhous with paddle and two pfds.  We provide an air horn and a marine radio.  The swim will be supported by several motorboats on patrol.

Male and female winners each receive a pound of Btault’s Beef Jerky, a gallon of Couture’s Maple Syrup, a clay rock from The Clubhous Beach and an engraved “Woodal.”  Actually, everyone who completes gets a rock and a Woodal.

Limited to 20 swimmers.  No wetsuits allowed in this one.  We will conduct this swim even on a windy, wavy, rainy day.  But, in the event of “really, really bad” weather, we will hold the swim on Sunday, July 7th, 2024.

This swim is conducted in conjunction with Newport’s July 4th celebration and Kingdom Games’ Harry Corrow Freedom Run, a half marathon run on the Bluffside Path, the Beebe Spur Bike Path and Memphremagog Trails.  We will be offering special prizes to the fastest collective times on both days.