Willoughby wins bid for 2019 long-distance swim championship

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WESTMORE — Kingdom Games and the Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association has won the bid to host the 2019 United States Masters Swimming Long Distance National Championship to be held on August 16 and 17, 2019.

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Organizers anticipate 100 swimmers and 100 kayakers will be drawn to Lake Willoughby from around the United States and Canada.

“We are pleased to partner with USMS to host these national championships,” said Phil White, director of Kingdom Games.

The event will be a great opportunity to showcase this majestic, pristine lake.

Lake Willoughby will also be a venue for the upcoming NEK Swim Week on August 12 through August 20., with the Willoughby Swim on August 19.

Last year, Lake Memphremagog was the venue for the 10 Mile USMS Long Distance National Championship.

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