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This event is over.  Here is the next event in this series:

Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 2014 Chris Greene Lake 1- and 2-Mile Cable Swims

2013 Chris Greene Lake 1- and 2-Mile Cable Swims

Saturday, July 13, 2013

USMS Sanction: 123W-001

Virginia Masters Swim Team

Open Water Registration

Registration Schedule

It is now 11:38 AM EST on Sunday, March 1, 2015.
Open Close
Swimmer Registration Fri, April 5, 2013 12:00 AM EST Tue, July 9, 2013 02:59 PM EST

Sponsored by: Virginia Masters Swim Team and Albemarle County Parks and Recreation

Sanctioned by: LMSC of Virginia Inc. for USMS Inc. Sanction #: 123W-001

Your credit card will be charged to “ Events.”

Refund / Cancellation Policy
Online open water registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Event: There will be two races: a 2-mile cable swim at 8:30 am and a 1-mile cable swim beginning at 10:30 am. The 2-mile swim will consist of 4 laps in a clockwise direction around a ¼-mile straightaway cable, with start and finish in the water. The 1-mile race will consist of 2 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 7:00 am and warm-up on the course will be available from 7:15-8:15 am.
• Anticipated water temp: 78° to 82°

Check-in Closes at:
2-Mile: 8:15 AM
1-Mile: 10:15 AM

Eligibility: Open to all swimmers 18 years & older as of July 13, 2013. Paper entries must include a copy of your 2013 USMS card. Online entries will be verified automatically. “One Event” membership is available through online event entry for an additional fee of $28.30. To renew or join USMS online, visit

Rules: Current 2013 USMS rules will govern both races.

Entries: All snail mail entries must be postmarked by July 5, 2013. Online entries will close at 11:59pm Eastern Time on July 8, 2013. Late or race-day entries will NOT be accepted. You may enter both events. Online entry is strongly encouraged. Entry fee is $30/ $40. No refunds, exchanges or swimmer substitutions for any reason.

Online entries are paid by credit card to " Events".

Refund / Cancellation Policy

Online open water registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Safety: 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 and additions will not be allowed on race day.

Age Groups: 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc. in five year increments, as high as necessary for both men/women.

Awards/ Social: For both races, custom 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 1-mile race. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

T-Shirts:  Included with your event entry is an event T-shirt size S-XL.  Choose your size during online entry.  Pay $3 more for sizes 2XL or 3XL.  For additional event T-shirts, sizes S-XL are $12, sizes 2XL-3XL are $15.

Doubletree Hotel (6 miles from lake)
990 Hilton Heights Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22901
(434) 973-2121 or (800) 222-TREE

Hampton Inn (9 miles from lake)
2035 India Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22901
(434) 978-7888 or (800) 426-7866

Directions: (mapquest “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 Director Contact:
Dave Holland, 804-282-6224

Virginia Open Water Series
Open your heart to some exciting open water events this summer!! The Virginia Masters Swim Team is proud to announce a new open water series in 2013, with an exciting event each month in three great destinations within the Old Dominion:

June 23: Jack King 1-mile ocean swim, Virginia Beach
July 13: Chris Greene Lake 1- and 2-mile cable swims, Charlottesville
August 3: Lake Moomaw 1-mile swim, north of Covington

Each swimmer who participates in all three events will receive a "Virginia Open Water Series" gift and recognition at the awards ceremony in Lake Moomaw on August 3.

Saturday, July 13, 2013 - Session 1 - 2-Mile Cable Swim
Warm-ups start at 7:15 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:30 AM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed (enter 1650 pool time for seeding) 2 Y Free

Saturday, July 13, 2013 - Session 2 - 1-Mile Cable Swim
Meet Session starts at 10:30 AM
# Sex Event
2 Mixed (enter 1650 pool time for seeding) 1 Y Free

Please note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from " Events."
Online Registration closed on 7/9/2013.