Meet Results

Lake Moomaw 2017 Race Results

Results have been posted for the Lake Moomaw 1-mile race, “the best dam swim in Virginia!”

On Saturday, August 5, the fifth annual Lake Moomaw Open Water 1-mile swim began at 9am under cloudy skies and windy conditions.  Air temperature was about 60 degrees at the start, the water temp was 77 degrees, and a strong wind out of the north brought some waves and chop to Cole’s Point.  The field of 61 swimmers was not deterred, though, as they made their way toward Gathright dam in the fifth annual swim that is billed as the “Best Dam Swim in Virginia!”.

Kate Stephensen, 28, of Charlottesville, took top honors this year, emerging from the water in 22:11.00 as the top finisher overall.  Olivia Heeb-Wade, 20, finished second in 22:41.00, and Cameron Rowe, 23, rounded out the top three overall and was the top male finisher in 23:01.00.

The event was possible due to volunteer efforts from the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce, Virginia Masters Swim Team, United States Masters Swimming, and the rescue squads from Westvaco water rescue and Falling Spring rescue.  More information, facebook links, photos and videos can be found at


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