Scenes of Vermont Web Movies, presented in Quicktime 5 and WMV (Windows Media Player)
Every August, a group of swimmers set out early in the morning from Newport, Vermont to swim the 32 mile length of Lake Memphremagog. It usually takes the 15- 20 contestants at least eight to nine hours. This feat is celebrated with much hoopla, across the border in Quebec, Canada, but is hardly mentioned in Vermont. This is principally because it is primarily a Canadian event with Canadian organization and sponsorship. On August 3rd, 2002, the competition was won by a Bulgarian , Petar Stoychev, who finished with a time of eight hours, 19 minutes and 49 seconds.
The swimming contest in 2003 takes place on Saturday, August 2nd. Swimmers will set forth at 0700 hours from Newport, VT. There about 25 entries with many of the same swimmers as last year. There are no U.S. swimmers.
The event is part of a much larger festival going on in Magog all week.
See a movie on the event last year: Quicktime 5.02 movie that Runs 2.38 load.=3.4 MB).
Please note that the entire set of Scenes of Vermont movies is available on DVD. To obtain your copy.