Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Phil White announced the detailed schedule of the 2015 will see the inaugural United States Winter Swimming Championships be held in Lake Memphremagog on February 21st and 22nd, hosted by Darren Miller, Cristian Vergara, Melissa O’Reilly, Brad McVetta and Janet Manning.

We will be having a press conference and reception for our 40 participants and the public on Friday evening February 20th at 6:00 pm at the Northeast Kingdom Tastings Center in Newport, Vermont. Get a chance to meet, greet, welcome, and get to know some of these wonderful swimmers as we kick off an extraordinary weekend of winter swimming. The public is also welcome to come out and watch this unique moment of swimming in the waters of Mighty Memphremagog.”

The weekend schedule is as follows:

Saturday:
10:00 am – 25m breaststroke
1:00 pm – 25m freestyle
6:00 pm – Seafood Buffet at The EastSide Restaurant

Sunday
10:00 am – 50m freestyle
1:00 pm – 100m freestyle

To learn why these 40 individuals (see below) enjoy swimming in near freezing temperatures in the middle of winter, visit here (The Whys of Swimming In Really Cold Water).

Brad McVetta, Seth Bornstein, Bethany Bosch, Bill Bradley, John Coningham-Rolls, Rena Marie Demeo, Capri Djatiasmoro, John Gladstone, George Glum, Elaine Howley, Amanda Hunt, Aleksandr Jakovlevs, Mark Johnston, Kellie Joyce, Roman Karkachev, Kenn Lichtenwalter, Helen Lin, Darren Miller, Jaimie Monahan [shown above], Greg O’Connor, Elena Pavlova, Ranie Pearce, Iosif Plagov, Lelané Rossouw-Bancroft, Yuta Tsuboi, Bryanna Tucker, Cristian Vergara, Sarah Watson, Paula Yankauskas, and Mariia Yrjö-Koskinen.

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