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The Tough Of The Irish

Courtesy of Bailey Photo and Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival, Lake Memphremagog, Vermont.

Renowned ice adventurer Ger Kennedy is visiting America with a talented contingent of experienced Irish ice swimmers including one of the fastest and most recognizable ice swimmers on the planet, 23-year-old Conor Turner.

Turner finished second in the 1 km race and third in the 100m freestyle at the 2017 Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere World Championships in Burghausen, Germany.

Kennedy and Turner will meet the crème de la crème of the United States and Canada at the Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival on February 23rd, 24th, and 25th in Vermont’s Lake_Memphremagog.

The event, organized by Phil White, includes 72 athletes, most of whom are competing in multiple races including the 25m Hat Swim, 25m/50m/100m/200m freestyles, 25m breaststroke, 25m butterfly and the 4x50m relay.

1. Gemma Sim
2. Mindy Bowens
3. Louise Hyder-Darlington
4. Hugh Darlington
5. Ed Gabriels
6. Michelle White
7. Nadine Bennett
8. John Gale
9. Susan Kirk
10. Janet Manning
11. Greg O’Connor
12. Kellie Latimer
13. Talbott Crowell
14. Rena Demeo
15. MJ Staples
16. Kristie DeMarco
17. Jaimie Monahan
18. Arik Thormahlen
19. Vera Rivard
20. Robert Bailey
21. Robbie Bailey
22. Sarah Clark
23. Martha Wood
24. Caroline Block
25. Blake Hargis
26. Paula Yankauskas
27. Richard Born
28. Ger Kennedy
29. Edwin Greenfield
30. Elaine Howley
31. Ian Grimmer
32. Ozlen Luznar
33. Alice Kelliher
34. Elizabeth Almond
35. Chris Criswick
36. Mary Stabinsky
37. Amy Ross
38. Craig Ross
39. Richie Eslawa
40. Erin Churchill
41. Terry Casey
42. Elliot Reed
43. Catherine Delneo
44. Ginny Peck
45. Amber Zimmerman
46. Seth Bornstein
47. RuthAnn Goradia
48. Mina Elnaccash
49. Sarah King
50. Anne McLindon
51. Cindy Werhane
52. Silverio Bracaglia
53. Ted Hirsch
54. Pam Ladds
55. Janice Burton
56. Genevieve Mackwood
57. Eric Schall
58. Chirag Tolia
59. Lauren Byron
60. Jeremy Grosvenor
61. Loren King
62. Katharine Borczak
63. Daina Bouquin
64. Conor Turner
65. Andrew Wallace
66. Aimee Jones
67. Stephen Rouch
68. Cheryl Fellman
69. Josef Polcz
70. Theresa Peck
71. Lelané Rossouw-Bancroft
72. Francis O’Loughlin

The pool records of the Memphremagog Winter Swimming Society are as follows:

25m breaststroke women: Jaimie Monahan 20.40 in 2015

25m breaststroke men: Aleksandrs Jakovlevs 18.03 in 2015
25m freestyle women: Daina Bouquin 15.39 in 2015
25m freestyle men: Scott Zornig 14.64 in 2017
25m butterfly women: Jaimie Monahan 16.75 in 2016
25m butterfly women: Richard Born 15.53 in 2017
50m freestyle women: Daina Bouquin 33.23 in 2015
50m freestyle men: Mark Johnston 31.99 in 2015
100m freestyle women: Daina Bouquin 1:18.46 in 2015
100m freestyle men: Arik Thormahlen 1:15.65 in 2015
200m freestyle women: Martha Wood 2:52.44 in 2016
200m freestyle men: Ted Hirsch 2:52.23 in 2017
4x50m relay: Ice Holes 2:24.25 in 2017

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