NEKOWSA Swim the Kingdom Schedule for 2015

FilFil Member
edited August 27 in Event Announcements
We are very pleased to announce our schedule of swims in 2015 in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, the Eastern Townships of Quebec and Scotland!!! Registration will open on September 15th, 2014

We have moved Kingdom Swim back to where it started, the last weekend in July. And we are very excited to include Loch Ness in the list of legendary lakes on this schedule. The Swimmer Scouts' Search for a plesiosaur like lake creature expands, thanks to Sarah Thomas, Elaine Kornbau Howley and Craig Lenning.

SWIM THE KINGDOM

Son of a Swim, June 13 and 20, 2015 – 6, 4, and 2 mile courses

Kingdom Swim, July 25, 2015 – 15 Mile Border Buster, WOWSA 10 Mile World Open Water Championship, plus non championship 10, 6, 3, and 1 mile courses plus 1/4 mile and 100 yard courses just for kids.

Seymour Swim (in conjunction with Kingdom Triathlon) August 1, 2014 – 3.5 and 1.75 mile swims

8 Lake – 45 Mile – 4 Marathon – Swim the Kingdom Week (swim one or all eight)

Crystal Swim – August 8, 2015 – 5 miles
Island Pond Swim – August 9, 2015 – 4 miles
Echo Swim – August 10, 2015 – 12 K
Seymour Swim – August 11, 2015 – 10 K
Massawippi Swim – August 12, 2015 – 9 mile
Memphremagog Clubhous-Slash Swim – August 13, 2015 – 10 K
Willoughby Swim – August 15, 2014 – 5 mile
Caspian Swim – August 16, 2014 – 3 and 1.5 mile

Echo Lake Road Race & Swim, August 22-23, 2015 – 1 Mile and 3 Mile Swims

Loch Ness – August 22, 2015 – 23 cold water miles as part of the Triple Crown of Lake Monster Swims – Tahoe, Memphremagog, and Loch Ness

In Search of Memphre – September 5, 2015 – 25 mile international swim - To search for our legendary lake creature and to promote a more open border with our Canadian friends.

Georgeville or Bust – October 10, 2015 – 15 mile international swim – Water temperatures guaranteed to be below 60 degrees (another border buster).
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  • owsnadineowsnadine Member
    edited September 1
    HI Phil - has a requirement qualifying swim been determined for the Border Buster? Hoping to get it done this season, if the weather holds out...
  • FilFil Member
    edited September 11
    Yes, you should have at least a 10 mile open water swim under your belt by July 1, 2015.
  • SOOOOOO excited to come back for this!
  • Oooohhh. Loch Ness! :-)

    Have you been in touch with the BLDSA re ratification / observers for the Loch Ness swim?

    Also, while over visiting the UK have you thought about trying to find Bownessie (Nessie's younger cousin) in Windermere?
  • FilFil Member
    Zoe: We've arranged for the ships to escort us. That's about it, so far.

    I think this one swim will be a monster. So, I doubt that any of these three Swimmer Scouts will be looking for a second swim while they are in Scotland. But please tell me more about Windermere and Bownessie. - Fil
  • I swam loch ness back in the 90's and got loads of help from Willie at the Loch Ness hotel. Apparently anything happening on Loch Ness , advertising, TV research literally anything and he's your man. Adrian the scientist can tell you anything about the water you want to know and went out on the loch the day before my swim and told me which side to swim and which direction and was a mine of information he's also based at the Loch Ness hotel. Haven't got the tel number but you can get that online
  • Fil said:

    Zoe: We've arranged for the ships to escort us. That's about it, so far.

    I think this one swim will be a monster. So, I doubt that any of these three Swimmer Scouts will be looking for a second swim while they are in Scotland. But please tell me more about Windermere and Bownessie. - Fil

    Hi @Fil Sorry for lack of response, I've been busy swimming!

    You're right, Loch Ness will be a monster swim, but it would be amazing to do it.

    Re Windermere. It is England's longest lake at 10.5 miles and it is located in the gorgeous Lake District. Local Tip: Don't call it "Lake Windermere", as "mere" means a body of water. So it's Windermere, otherwise the locals get upset. It's a lovely swim, I've done a single and a double, and think I'll do it again next year.

    Bownessie is the local lake "monster" named after the town Bowness which is situated on Windermere. http://www.bownessiewindermere.co.uk/bownessie-and-friends.asp

    Fil
  • FilFil Member
    Thanks, DoverSoul and ZoeSadler. Your help is much appreciated.
  • Fil said:

    Zoe: We've arranged for the ships to escort us. That's about it, so far.

    I think this one swim will be a monster. So, I doubt that any of these three Swimmer Scouts will be looking for a second swim while they are in Scotland. But please tell me more about Windermere and Bownessie. - Fil

    @Fil I've been trying to talk the two Coloradan Loch Ness swimmers into doing this swim on there way to Scotland. Some chilly fresh water prep. thingvallasund.com/index.php/home

    FYI - Icelandair Flies out of both Denver and Boston, gives a free stopover in Reykjavik and then will take you the rest of the way into Glasgow, Scotland, just saying ;)
  • NiekNiek Member
    lakespray said:

    I've been trying to talk the two Coloradan Loch Ness swimmers into doing this swim on there way to Scotland. Some chilly fresh water prep. thingvallasund.com/index.php/home

    There are more possible swims in Iceland.
    http://sjosund.is look under Ýmis sund

    http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!
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