Border Buster Is A Friendly Competition

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The 15-mile Border Buster is a legal exception to the rule of law. Passports and border checks are required when crossing the border between Canada and the United States. [...]

Eileen Mullowney Wins Lake Memphremagog 10-Miler

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Kingdom Games have started in the state of Vermont. 23-year-old Eileen Mullowney of Burlington, Vermont won 2014 WOWSA 10-Mile World Swimming Championships in Lake Memphremagog in 4:37:23. 39-year-old [...]

Pioneers Are Honored From North To South

Photos by Phil White. Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Magog (Québec, Canada) Mayor Vicki May Hamm honored Billy Connor and Sarah Thomas at City Hall in Magog, Québec for their historic swims: Connor's first [...]

The Legend Of Memphre©

The legend of Memphre© is here presented by the Kingdom Swim in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Billy Connor, the first person to swim across Lake Memphremagog between the United States and Canada in 1955 [...]

Open Water Swimmers Who Dream Big

The swimming community continues to evolve and improve. The open water swimming world continues to imagine and achieve different and difficult swims at multiple levels. Their achievements remind us of the words of Harvard University [...]

How Lawyers Envision Great Open Water Events

"Far, far away from the most renowned hotbeds of open water swimming, Phil White has created an unlikely mecca of open water swimming and endurance sports in Vermont," says Steven Munatones. "White has enabled people [...]

Great Cities In America For Open Water Swimming

In a country where there are tens of thousands of miles of shoreline and millions of endurance athletes, fitness swimmers, triathletes, competitive swimmers and open water swimmers, there are innumerable places to train, race and [...]

Sarah Thomas Does It Over And Over Again

There are few in the open water swimming world who elicit the global praise and deeply felt respect and admiration like American marathon swimmer Sarah Thomas. The Colorado native embodies the mantra of fellow open [...]

NEKOWSA Clubhous On The Shores Of Memphremagog

Overlooking Lake Memphremagog very close to the Vermont (USA) - Quebec (Canada) border, the Clubhous is the headquarters and nerve center of the Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association (NEKOWSA). Owned and managed by the [...]

Sarah Thomas, Double-Crosser Twice Over

31-year-old Sarah Thomas did it again. After her successful Lake Tahoe two-way crossing in August, Thomas took on another two-way attempt in Lake Memphremagog that stretches from the U.S. state of Vermont to the Canadian [...]

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