John Shrum Memorial Cable Swim

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.

Sharper Turns in Open Water Swims

June 22nd, 2012

An overlooked aspect of open water swimming is turns. “Turns,” you say? “But there are no walls in the open water!” Well, keep reading….!

Jack King and Chris Greene are Coming!

May 31st, 2012

Entry deadlines for the two premiere open water swims in our LMSC — the Jack King 1-mile Ocean Swim and the Chris Greene Cable Swims — are approaching. Enter both today!

Open Water Season Kicks Off

May 5th, 2012

With warmer weather upon us, it is time to think about leaving the confines of the pool behind and venturing out into the open water. There are plenty of open water events within driving distance on our calendar.

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.