John Shrum Memorial Cable Swim

Time to Enter Chris Greene Lake!

July 4th, 2013

The entry deadline (July 8) for the Chris Greene Lake cable swims is approaching! A CGL cable swim is an excellent open water swim for beginner and expert alike.

Chris Greene Entries Open

April 5th, 2013

Registration is now open for the 2013 Chris Greene Lake cable swims! This year there will be two races (1-mile and 2-mile), held on July 13. Hope to see you there!

Overcoming Open Water Jitters

March 25th, 2013

Coach Jay Peluso of Peluso Open Water Masters (POWM) has written a nice article about the value and practice of acclimation in reducing the anxiety associated with OW swims.

Chris Greene Lake Gets Some Love

February 28th, 2013

USMS recently compiled a list of 10 great OW swims, and we were pleased that they included our very own Chris Greene Lake cable swims among them. This year’s event has been scheduled for July 13, so circle that date on your calendar now!

Queen of the Lake

July 30th, 2012

For the second straight year, swimming phenom Shirley Loftus-Charley set two open water national records. This year’s achivement caps 31 consecutive years (and counting!) of competing at Chris Greene Lake.

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.