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2017 John Shrum Memorial Cable Swim

Virginia Masters

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Virginia Masters Swim Team

Open Water Registration


Registration Schedule

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

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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 7am and warm-up on the cable course will be available from 7:15-8:15am.
  • Anticipated water temp: 78° to 83°
Check-in Closes at:
2-Mile: 8:15 AM      
1-Mile: 10:15 AM

Eligibility:  Open to all swimmers 18 years & older as of Dec 31, 2017.  Paper entries must include a copy of your 2017 USMS card.  Online entries will be verified automatically.  “One Event” is available through online registration for an additional fee of $31.50.  To renew or join USMS online, visit

Rules:  Current 2017 USMS rules will govern both races.

Entries:  All snail mail entries must be postmarked by July 1, 2017.  Online entries will close at 4:59pm Eastern Time on July 5, 2017.  Late or race-day entries will NOT be accepted. You may enter both events.  Online entry is strongly encouraged. Entry fee is $39 (1-mile race) and/or $49 (2-mile race), which includes a $5 USMS open water surcharge. The charge for both races is $88.

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 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.  

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:
Kate Stephensen

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - Session 1 - 2-Mile Cable Swim
Warm-ups start at 7:15 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:30 AM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 2 Y Free
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - Session 2 - 1-Mile Cable Swim
Meet Session starts at 10:30 AM
# Sex Event
2 Mixed 1 Y Free

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Online Registration closed on 7/6/2017.

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