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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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