John Shrum Memorial Cable Swim

Meet Recap: John Shrum Memorial Cable Swims

June 6th, 2019

On Saturday, June 1, almost 100 swimmers gathered at Chris Greene Lake in Charlottesville, VA, to compete in the annual 1-mile and 2-mile cable swim races.

Chris Greene Cable Swims Cancelled

May 31st, 2018

Heavy rains over the past few weeks have flooded Chris Greene Lake. For safety reasons, the lake will be closed on Saturday and the John Shrum Memorial Cable Swims are canceled this year.

2018 John Shrum Memorial Cable Swim

May 12th, 2018

The John Shrum Memorial Cable Swim, held every year in Chris Greene Lake, is being held June 2 this year. Don’t forget to sign up!

A Birds-Eye View of Chris Greene Lake

August 21st, 2017

Race director Kate Stephenson has provided very cool drone footage of the John Shrum cable swim, courtesy of volunteer Brendan Kelly. She also has submitted a belated recap of the races, whose results are available online. (more…)

John Shrum Cable Swims: 2017 Race Information

July 6th, 2017

The psych sheets are up for the 2017 John Shrum Memorial 1- and 2-mile cable swims! Check the online race information for additional information. (more…)

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.