September 11th, 2011
In one end and out the other….
15 Hours, 30 minutes and 45 seconds
For the story of the battle go to http://brynnswim.com/?cat=5
No Lanes~ No Lines~ No Limits
Who were the Swimmers: 9 Solo Swimmers and 1 Relay, Total of 11 Swimmer Scouts
About Lake Memphremagog…….
It is a fresh water glacial lake located between Newport, Vermont, United States and Magog, Quebec, Canada. The lake is 26 miles long with 73% of the lake’s surface area in Quebec where it drains into the Magog River, however three-quaters of it’s watershed is in Vermont, the lake is much wider there. The total square miles of the lake is 687, with only 198 square miles located in Quebec and a whopping 489 square miles located inVermont.
The lake elevation is 682 feet (208 m) and its maximum recorded depth is 285 feet (87 m) located near the international divide. The lake is the third deepest in Vermont containing 20 islands. Province Island, the largest, is divided by the international border, 93 % of the island lies in Canada and 7% in the United States. The name Memphremagog means “where there is a big expanse of water”.
Memphre is a reptile like lake monster that is siad to live in the murky Lake Memphremagog, often described as much like the Loch Ness Monster, while Memphre and lake monsters like Champ, in Lake Champlain are disputed by many scientists, sightings persist and Memphre was last seen in 2005. It has been desribed as a whale or sauroptergian like animal. Will me or one of the other swimmer scouts sight Memphre, well it’s said to be close to a full moon on Friday evening and clear skies, a good time as any.
Swim Time 12 Midnight Saturday September 10th, we launch from the slipway at the Gateway Center in Vermont, United States.
Kayakers Jeff Brynn and Deborah Beier
Crew and Emergency Relief Kayaker: Cynthia Needham
Water Temperature: 60-65 Degress
Forecast: Near Full Moon, Clear Skies 53 Degrees F
Sunrise: 6:21am Daytime Forecast Sunshine 72 Degrees F
Hot Feeds : 300 mls of MAXIM, carbohydrate drink and Potato Bomp ( sweet potato, bananas and orange juice)
Treats: Jelly Babies, Gingernuts, Mint Chocolate
Memphre Sighting: It can only happen if you believe
Landing Location: Magog, Quebec, Canada
Will I swim the length of Lake Memphremagog?
It can only happen if you believe it can…dream, plan, prepare,suceed …… I can do it, I can do it, I can do it.