John Shrum Memorial Cable Swim

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.

Chris Greene Lake Swim Results

July 15th, 2012

On July 14, 125 swimmers participated in the 36th Annual Chris Greene Lake open water cable swims, and the results have been uploaded to our website. Director Dave Holland has written a press release describing this year’s race.

Chris Greene Psych Sheets

July 11th, 2012

The Chris Greene Lake Cable Swim psych sheets are ready!

Dealing with Fear of Open Water

July 9th, 2012

USA Swimming recently published an excellent article on their website outlining strategies to tame feelings of open water panic.

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.