Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Join in the Swimmer's Parade

The Kingdom Aquafest is held on the shores of Lake Memphremagog that borders the State of Vermont and Quebec, Canada, The Kingdom Aquafest includes a Kingdom Swim that offers 100-yard, ¼-mile, 1-mile and 10-mile races (see course below) in wetsuit and non-wetsuit divisions in expected 68°-75°F waters (20°C-23.8°C).

Lake Memphremagog is described as, "a lake of exceptional, rugged beauty; set in a diverse landscape, hilly and mountainous to the west with pastoral, rolling farmland to the east." The venue is in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont – one of ten geo-tourism areas in the world specially designated by Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.

The Kingdom Swim, a charity event with a Swimmers Parade, encourages both recreational and competitive swimmers to participate, offering prizes for the highest pledges, largest groups, biggest families and furthest traveled to the event.

Note: the annual pro Traversee Internationale du lac Memphremagog, part of the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix, is held on the Canadian side of the lake.

Copyright © 2009 by World Open Water Swimming Association

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