John Shrum Memorial Cable Swim

John Shrum Memorial Cable Swim Recap

July 11th, 2016

Three national records fall at the John Shrum Memorial Cable Swim at Chris Greene Lake.

John Shrum Cable Swims: 2016 Race Information

July 7th, 2016

The psych sheets are up for the 2016 John Shrum Memorial 1- and 2-mile cable swims! Check the online race information for additional information.

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).

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.