John Shrum Memorial Cable Swim

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…)

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.

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.