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Winter Swimming Championship

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R. Cristian Vergara, Brad McVetta, Darren Miller and Melissa O'Reilly, co-founders and board members of the United States Winter Swimming Association and co-event organizers of the first Winter Swimming Championship in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont, U.S.A.

The U.S. Winter Swimming Championships in North America is a winter swimming competition sanctioned by the United States Winter Swimming Association (USWSA) in accordance with rules of the International Winter Swimming Association and in collaboration with Kingdom Games. It will be held on 21-22 February 2015 in Newport, Vermont in Lake Memphremagog.

U.S. Winter Swimming Association[edit]

The United States Winter Swimming Association is an American non-profit organization and governing body whose mission to promote the sport of winter swimming in the United States. USWSA is a member of the International Winter Swimming Association, chaired by Mariia Yrjö-Koskinen of Finland and Aleksandr Jakovlevs of Latvia.

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2015 United States Winter Swimming Championship Results[edit]

Men 25m Breaststroke Results: 1. Aleksandr Jakovlevs 18.03 2. Mark Johnston 18.59 3. Richard Born 19.45 4. Roman Karkachev 20.39 5. Yuta Tsuboi 20.99 6. John Gladstone 23.59 7. John Coningham-Rolls 25.79 8. Silverio Bracaglia 27.65 9. William Bradley 30.34 10. Ted Newmann 33.19 11. Greg O’Connor 33.19 12. George Glum 35.99 13. Iosif Plagov 39.16 14. Seth Bornstein 53.65

Female 25m Breaststroke Results: 1. Jaimie Monahan 20.4 2. Elena Pavlova 22.59 3. Kellie Joyce 22.75 4. Helen Lin 23.18 5. Elaine Howley 24.56 6. Jody Corbett 26.29 7. Paula Yankauskas 27.06 8. Mariia Yrjö-Koskinen 27.39 9. Bethany Bosch 28.91 10. Sarah Watson 30.34 11. Lelané Rossouw-Bancroft 30.82 12. Bryanna Tucker 36.00 13. Capri Djatiasmoro 40.59

Men 25m Freestyle Results: 1. Mark Johnston 15.1 2. Yuta Tsuboi 15.38 3. Arik Thornahlen 15.99 4. Aleksandr Jakovlevs 16.00 5. Greg O’Connor 16.99 6. Richard Born 17.38 7. Kenn Lichtenwalter 18.37 8. John Gladstone 19.38 9. David Bosch 19.91 10. Roman Karkachev 19.99 11. John Coningham-Rolls 19.99 12. Francis O'Loughlin 20.31 13. George Glum 20.59 14. Robert Bailey 20.68 15. Silverio Bracaglia 22.10 16. John Daquino 22.48 17. William Bradley 25.24

Women 25m Freestyle Results: 1. Daina Bouquin 15.39 2. Kellie Joyce 16.39 3. Jaimie Monahan 16.99 4. Elena Pavlova 17.39 5. Lelané Rossouw-Bancroft 19.38 6. Bethany Bosch 19.58 7. Devon Clifford 20.87 8. Ranie Pearce 21.72 9. Amanda Hunt 21.72 10. Helen Lin 21.99 11. Elaine Howley 21.99 12. Paula Yankauskas 23.99 13. Robbie Bailey 25.41 14. Sarah Watson 28.16 15. Capri Djatiasmoro 29.53 16. Rena Demeo 37.22

Men 50m Freestyle Results 1. Mark Johnston 31.99 2. Arik Thornahlen 32.39 3. Cristian Vergara 33.88 4. Greg O’Connor 33.9 5. Yuta Tsuboi 34.17 6. Richard Born 35.29 7. Aleksandr Jakovlevs 37.22 8. Roman Karkachev 41.18 9. John Gladstone 41.32 10. Kenn Lichtenwalter 44.28 11. John Coningham-Rolls 44.32 12. David Bosch 47.06 13. Silverio Bracaglia 48.72

Women 50m Freestyle Results 1. Daina Bouquin 33.23 2. Jaimie Monahan 36.09 3. Kellie Joyce 37.37 4. Elena Pavlova 38.19 5. Helen Lin 41.34 6. Lelané Rossouw-Bancroft 41.56 7. Bethany Bosch 43.34 8. Elaine Howley 48.37 9. Ranie Pearce 50.53 10 Paula Yankauskas 52.84 11. Capri Djatiasmoro 1.02.53 12. Mariia Yrjö-Koskinen 1.09.63

Men 100m Freestyle Results 1. Arik Thornahlen 1.15.65 2. Yuta Tsuboi 1.16.12 3. Mark Johnston 1.18.46 4. Roman Karkachev 1.20.15 5. Cristian Vergara 1.20.56 6. Greg O’Connor 1.24.15 7. Kenn Lichtenwalter 1.30.68 8. John Gladstone 1.33.36 9. Aleksandr Jakovlevs 1.41.19 10. David Bosch 1.45.56 11. Silverio Bracaglia 1.51.25 12. John Coningham-Rolls 2.07.51

Women 100m Freestyle Results 1. Daina Bouquin 1.18.46 2. Kellie Joyce 1.20.15 3. Jaimie Monahan 1.21.03 4. Devon Clifford 1.26.13 5. Elena Pavlova 1.30.21 6. Helen Lin 1.32.54 7. Lelané Rossouw-Bancroft 1.38.97 8. Ranie Pearce 1.50.88 9. Elaine Howley 1.52.28 10. Paula Yankauskas 1.53.44 11. Capri Djatiasmoro 2.26.00

International Winter Swimming Association[edit]

Winter swimming is extremely popular in countries with colder climates and competitions in Russia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Estonia and China. Even Great Britain and South Africa events typically draw hundreds of swimmers. Over 1,000 swimmers competed in the 2014 Winter Swimming World Championships which were held in Lapland, Finland. In the US, interest in winter swimming has been growing over the past five years. The USWSA was formed to make these competitions available in the United States.

Kingdom Games[edit]

Kingdom Games hosts over 40 days of running, biking, open water swimming, triathlon, kayaking, nordic skating, pond hockey, and speedskating events in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, U.S.A. and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. The Games are underwritten by Community National Bank, North Country Hospital, Newport City Renaissance Corporation and The Foundation Christian Vachon and are sponsored by Jay Peak Resort , The Town of Derby, Passumpsic Savings Bank, Northeast Delta Dental , Newport City Renaissance Corporation, Lyndon State College, The City of Newport, Community Financial Services Group, Derby Village Store, The Front Desk and Louis Garneau. 20% of all registration fees goes to support local charities on both sides of the border.

Venue[edit]

In Lake Memphremagog, two 25-meter swimming lanes cut out of the frozen lake. The swimming lanes will be cut out of the “infield” of a 700-meter speed skating oval which will also host the North American Speedskating Championships two weeks prior to the Winter Swimming Championship. The oval was made last year adjacent to the The EastSide Restaurant in Newport, VT. The water temperature of Lake Memphremagog is expected to be around 32ºF (0ºC) and the likely air temperature will range from 0ºF to 25ºF (-18ºC to -4ºC).

Distances[edit]

25, 50 and 100 meters. A 250-meter event will be included if there are sufficient resources to build proper warming facilities for swimmers who will need to recover following a swim of this distance in such cold water.

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