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La Traversee Internationale du Lac Memphremagog (International Lake Memphremagog Swimming Competition)

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.

See list of Swimmers for 2003 and race results.

See a movie on the 2003 competition

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).

Click here to view the movie with Windows Media Player (Runs 2.38, 15.7 MB (smaller screen)

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