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Ode To My Yacker

In celebration of Be Kind To Your Yacker Week, Phil White (aka Flipperless Fil) of Derby, Vermont and the Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association penned the Ode To My Yacker. Yacker, my Yacker, wherever [...]

Who Is Phil White And What Is NEKOWSA?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Phil White is an innovative open water swimming race director from Vermont, U.S.A. and founder of the Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association (NEKOWSA) along with 11 other passionate [...]

Ray Gandy, A White Knight In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Ray Gandy, a member of the 24-hour club pictured on left with his special coating, will attempt to swim 50 miles from Newport, Vermont in America to Magog, Quebec [...]

Be Kind to Your Yacker Week

Be Kind to Your Yacker Week is an unofficial secular week-long period celebrated between April 1st-7th this year, created by the founder of NEKOWSA (Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association). The period, first proposed by [...]

In Search of Memphre Invites Swimmers

The Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association (NEKOWSA) is now accepting applications to participate in the In Search of Memphre. The second-year event is a cross-border swim that requires its swimmers to traverse the entire [...]

Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association

Phil White and 11 passionate open water swimming enthusiasts recently established the Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association (NEKOWSA) to promote and coordinate swims in the legendary lakes of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, a [...]

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