Fil Derby, VTCharter Member
edited September 2016 in Event Announcements
August 18, 2012 -- Willoughby Swim is a 4.75 mile, freshwater swim on a truly magestic and pristine lake, deep in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Daily News of Open Water Swimming has selected Lake Willoughby as one of the 50 great open water swimming venues in all of the Americas. It is hosted by IROC and NEKOWSA, the same folks who host Kingdom Swim. For more information or to register on-line: http://www.kingdomswim.org/willoughby-swim.php or contact Fil in this Forum.
We're all just carbon, water, starlight, oxygen and dreams
Totally. I did a recovery swim here after Kingdom Swim and didn't want to stop. Clear water, cooler than Memphremagog, and a nice sense of passing through something -- Switzerland, say. The lake curves a bit. Took many pictures. Dreamed of the day when I could just get in, and swim for pleasure, and not stop.
The records thread (and this one) reminded me of a (true) story. A lifeguard at Indiana Dunes, about age 17, spent a lot of time looking at the high-rises of Chicago. One day after his shift: "Mom, I think I can swim there." So she packed some sandwiches, got out the family boat, and he swam many miles (30?) across Lake Michigan to Chicago, stopping opposite Oak Street Beach to get back in the boat so he wouldn't cause too much of a commotion.
A fine thing to do on a summer day. >:D<
(Just for fun, though - not to race. I have enough Red Lantern awards. )
Flying out on July 4 will be a hoot.
This might call for 5 round trips to the pier, in the spirit of the occasion.