On a gorgeous day for open water swimming, 140 athletes gathered on July 12 to participate in one or more cable swims at Chris Greene Lake in Charlottesville, VA. Eighty-seven of these swimmers were from our LMSC, with Peluso Open Water Masters leading the way with 24 of its members participating.
As usual, the meet was very well run and spectators were treated to some fast swimming. Val Van Horn Pate set a new course record in her age group in her 1-mile swim of 24:46.94, which also placed her in the top 10 all-time fastest women for the 1-miler. The overall winners for the 1-mile and 2-mile swims were Rob Jones and Chris Stevenson, respectively, for the men; Maura Smith achieved the impressive feat of being the overall fastest woman in BOTH 1-mile and 2-mile races. Wow!
The complete (unofficial) results have been uploaded to the website.
As usual, thanks go to race director Dave Holland and his crew of volunteers for putting on another successful event. Congratulations to all who participated, and we hope to see you again at Lake Moomaw!