2024 John Shrum Chris Greene Lake Cable Swim

Virginia Masters

Saturday, June 1, 2024

USMS Sanction : 124-W001

Virginia Masters Swim Team

Open Water Registration


Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Fri, Jan 12, 2024
08:00 AM
Wed, May 29, 2024
11:59 PM

Charlottesville, Virginia
Sponsored by: Virginia Masters Swim Team and Albemarle County Parks and Recreation
Sanctioned by:  LMSC of Virginia Inc. for USMS Inc.

Website:  https://chrisgreenecableswim.com/

Event:  There will be two races:  a 1-mile cable swim at 8:30 am and a 2-mile cable swim beginning at 10:00 am.  The 1-mile swim will consist of 2 laps in a clockwise direction around a ¼-mile straightaway cable, with start and finish in the water.  The 2-mile race will consist of 4 laps around the ¼-mile cable in a counter-clockwise direction.  Both the 1- and 2-mile distances are certified and qualify for national records.  No splits or premature finishes will be eligible for records.  The lake opens at 7am and warm-up on the cable course will be available 7:15-8:00am.

Holding on to water craft or the cable will not be allowed. All swimmers must be able to complete the swim on their own without assistance.  If you have questions, please contact the race director.  

  • Anticipated water temp: 78° to 82°
6:30 am:  Beach opens
7:00 am:  Race check-in opens (all races), lifeguards in place, lake opens for warmups
8:00 am:  1-mile line up and safety briefing
8:30 am:  1-mile race start
9:00 am:  2-mile check-in closes
9:30 am:  2-mile line up and safety briefing
10:00 am:  2-mile race start
11:45 am:  race course closes, cleanup begins
12:00 pm:  awards ceremony on the beach

Eligibility:  The Cable swim is open to all swimmers 18 years & older as of June 1, 2024 who are members of USMS.  Online entries will be verified automatically.  “One Event” is available through online registration for an additional fee of $20.00.  To renew or join USMS online, visit www.usms.org/reg

Rules:  Current 2024 USMS rules will govern both races.  Per the race director’s discretion, we will NOT allow participants to hold onto any watercraft during the swim. All swims must be unassisted.  Please contact the race director with questions.  

Entries:    Early entry prices in effect until 11:59pm Eastern Time on Sunday, May 26th, 2024.  Late entry prices are in effect from Monday, May 27, through Wednesay, May 29, at 11:59pm.  You may enter both events.  Entry fee is $85 for either the 1- or 2-mile swim.  The entry fee for those who enter both the 1- and 2-mile events is $135.  Late entries will pay a $40 penalty, may or may not get a race T-shirt, and be seeded in the last wave.

Entry Fees Early Entry
Jan 1 - May 26
Late Entry
May 27 - May 29
1-mile swim only $85.00 $125.00
2-mile swim only $85.00 $125.00
BOTH 1-mile and 2-mile swims $135.00 $175.00

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "Virginia Masters VMST."

  For safety reasons, swimmers who cannot complete 1 mile in 1 hour or 2 miles in 2 hours should NOT enter. Swimmers still on the course after the time limit will be stopped and listed as DNF in the results.  In the event of inclement weather, the race director may close the course and thereby prevent swimmers from completing the race.  The Charlottesville-Albemarle rescue/dive team will be on site with boats, scuba divers, and a rescue squad. 

Seeding:  Swimmers will be seeded fastest to slowest according to 1650 seed time and will be started in waves of 10 swimmers, staggered at 30-second intervals. “No Time” entries will be seeded in the final wave. Seeding changes will not be allowed on race day.

Age Groups:  18-24, 25-29, etc. in 5-year increments, for both men/women.  Your age as of 12/31/2024 will be used except for 18-year-olds who must be 18 on the day of competition.

Awards/ Social:
 For both races, awards will be given to the top 3 men & women finishers in each age group.  The awards ceremony will take place on the beach following the 2-mile race.  Drinks and snacks will be provided.   

A new program this year:  
We will be joining the organizers of the Reston Masters’ Jim McDonnell Lake Swims, 5/26/2024, 
(https://runsignup.com/jmls) and the Lake Moomaw Open Water Swim, 8/17/2024, (https://lakemoomawswim.com/) for SWIM ALL THREE!  This special award will be for those who swim the Jim McDonnell 1 or 2 mile in Reston,  VA, the John Shrum Chris Greene 1 or 2 mile cable swim in Charlottesville, and the Lake Moomaw 1 mile swim.  Every age group is eligible for the award but you must complete all three events.  Many of you already swim one or two of our local events, so why not do your best to complete the threesome?  What an opportunity!! 

Directions: (Google Maps - “Chris Greene Lake Park”) 

From Washington, D.C: 
(Distance: 115 miles, Drive Time: ~ 2 to 2.5 hours)

Take Rt. 29 toward Charlottesville, VA. In Earlysville, turn right onto Airport Rd. (Rt. 649).  Travel 7/10 mile toward airport. At roundabout, bear right onto 606.  Go 1.2 miles and turn left onto Chris Greene Lake Rd.  Proceed past guardhouse and follow the road downhill and around the lake to the parking lot at the end of the road.

From Richmond, VA:
(Distance:  75 miles, Drive Time: ~ 90 minutes)

Take I-64 West to exit 124, Charlottesville/Shadwell, (U.S. 250 West), to U.S. 29 North.  Follow U.S. 29 North approximately 6 miles to Airport Rd. (Rt. 649). Turn left onto Airport Rd., go 7/10 mile toward airport and follow the underlined directions above.

From Waynesboro, VA:
(Distance:  34 miles, Drive Time: ~ 45 minutes)
Take l-64 East to exit 118B, Charlottesville/Culpeper, (U.S. 29 North Bypass), to U.S. 29 North.  Follow U.S. 29 North approximately 6 miles to Airport Rd. (Rt. 649).  Turn left onto Airport Rd., go 7/10 mile toward airport and follow the underlined directions above.

Race Directors Contact: 
Jim Miller, MD   
Email:  jwmswimmd@aol.com
John Post, MD
Email:  john@johnpostmd.com

Session 1 - 1-Mile Cable Swim
Warm-ups start at 7:15 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:30 AM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed (Enter your 1650 time) 1 Y Free
Session 2 - 2-Mile Cable Swim
Meet Session starts at 10:00 AM
# Sex Event
2 Mixed (Enter your 1650 time) 2 Y Free

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "VIRGINIA MASTERS VMST."

Online Registration closed on 5/29/2024.
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