John Shrum Memorial Cable Swim

Summer Open Water Opportunities

May 12th, 2016

The weather is warming up, and that means open water swimming! We have a full slate of nearby events for you to scratch that OW swimming itch. Go to our Upcoming Events page and type “OW” in the search box to see all the options.

John Shrum Memorial 2015 Race Information

July 9th, 2015

Psych sheets and heat sheets are up for the 1- and 2-mile cable swims!

Open Water Events in Virginia

May 29th, 2015

Entries are open for races at Chris Greene Lake (race day is July 11) and Lake Moomaw (Aug 1).

Chris Green Cable Swim Results

July 13th, 2014

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. The complete (unofficial) results have been uploaded to the website.

Chris Greene Cable Swims: Race Information

July 9th, 2014

The psych sheets are up for the CGL 1- and 2-mile cable swims! Check back here for any additional information from meet director Dave Holland.

The annual John Shrum Memorial cable swim at Chris Greene Lake is one of the longest-running open water events in the country. Masters swimmers of all ages, backgrounds, and corners of the globe have been flocking to Charlottesville, VA, to compete in the 2-mile race every summer since 1977. Beginning in 1980, Chris Greene Lake has also been a frequent site for USMS Open Water National Championships.