Winter Swimming In Vermont; Ice Swimming In Samoëns

Courtesy of WOWSA.

This coming weekend, Phil White is organizing the 6th Annual Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival in Lake Memphremagog in Vermont, U.S.A., while Jacques Tuset, Dr. Alexandre Fuzeau, and Florian Lucas are organizing the French Championships in Lac des Bois aux Dames in Samoëns, France.

The French will host an Ice Kilometer in its lake, the Americans will host shorter events (25m, 50m, 100m, and 200m distances) in a 2-lane pool cut in Lake Memphremagog [shown above].

Both events expect near 0°C water temperatures. White describes the expected conditions in Lake Memphremagog, “Water temperatures are typically 30.5°F or -0.8°C, think microscopic slushy. Air temperatures have varied from -10°F to 30°F. This coming weekend is expected to be one of the coldest of the winter.”

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