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Pure As White In Lake Memphremagog

Phil White and 11 fellow open water swimmers established the Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association (NEKOWSA) to promote and coordinate open water swims in the gorgeous lakes of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, a [...]

To Kingdom Come They Swim

NEKOWSA (Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association) was established in Derby, Vermont in 2010 to promote and organize swims in the legendary lakes of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, a wonderfully beautiful part of the [...]

Happy Yacker Week

The 5th annual Be Kind To Your Yacker Week, a celebration of escort crews, kayakers, paddlers and volunteers, is upon us once again. Initiated in 2009 by Phil White (aka Flipperless Fil) of Derby, Vermont [...]

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 [...]

Sayings From The Open Water Swimming World

"...never be scared to dare..." Ram Barkai, South Africa "...old swimmers don't die, they just wade away..." Ted Erikson, USA "...nothing great is easy..." written on the memorial of Captain Matthew Webb, UK "...expect the [...]

7 Swim In Search Of Memphre

Seven swimmers will be taking to the waters of Lake Memphremagog tonight to swim 25 miles across the length of the lake, starting at the stroke of midnight In Search of Memphré. In Search of [...]

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 [...]

At 50, Ray Gandy Tries For 50

Ray Gandy, a two-time member of the 24-hour club nearly completed his 50-mile two-way crossing between Newport, Vermont in America and Magog, Quebec in Canada this weekend. An unexpected, violent, spot storm hit Gandy and [...]

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 [...]

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