Chris Greene Swims: new website

Richmond-area race director Dave Holland would like to announce that the Chris Greene Lake Swims have a new online presence. For the swim course map, records, previous years’ race results, directions to the race, and a psych sheet, check it out at Of course, you can print out a registration form there, too.

This year, a 1 mile swim has been added to the event lineup. The races take place July 12, 2008. Chris Greene Lake, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, is home to the 2 mile national championship for 2008 as well, so it’s sure to draw a large swim crowd. But don’t be scared off by “championship” — you don’t have to qualify for this race. Every swimmer is allowed to enter. An awards social promotes mingling and refueling after the races. (And in 2007, the food was pretty darn good.)

Swimmers listen as they’re given pre-race instructions
at the 2007 Chris Greene 2-Mile Swim.

The July warm water temperature and guiding cable make the CG swims perfect for beginners, yet it remains a fast, competitive course for the seasoned open water swimmer.

Note: Registrations are due on June 30th, 2008 so get them in soon.

Richard Selden sets a new record for age group 85-89 at Chris Greene Lake in 2007.

Swimmer Richard Selden of Charlottesville sets a new age
record for 85-89 at Chris Greene Lake in 2007.

Getting ready for the start

Swimmers entering the water for a head start
at the Chris Green Lake Swim in 2007


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