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Lake Moomaw Swim

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The Lake Moomaw Swim a 1-mile swim in Lake Moomaw that is part of the Virginia Open Water Series. The swim will be held on 3 August 2013 and will start at the Coles Point beach. It was envisioned by Sandra Denius Wright.

The start and finish is on the beach at Cole’s Point, clearly visible to the spectators and race personnel. The course runs along the shore to the south, approximately 50 yards out and continues east and north around buoys that will be clearly visible. The swimmers will reach the turn-around point inside the “no wake zone” in the inlet and turn counter- clockwise around a buoy and swim back to the beach via the same route. Buoys will remain to the swimmer’s left. Swimmers will depart from the beach in waves of 10 people or fewer, 30 seconds apart, to prevent congestion.


Lake Moomaw is a lake surrounded by beautiful mountain located at 1,582 feet in altitude in the Allegheny Highland.


The Lake Moomaw Swim is sponsored by The Virginia Masters Swim Team, The Alleghany Highlands YMCA, The Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and The Alleghany Foundation. It is sanctioned by the LMSC of Virginia for USMS Inc. Sanction # 123-W003


Open to all swimmers 18 years & older. Paper entries must include a copy of your 2013 USMS card.


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[edit]

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


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 race. Drinks and snacks will be provided. A special award will be presented to any swimmer who participates in all three of the "Virginia Open Water Series" events:

Jack King 1-Mile Ocean Swim in Virginia Beach on 23 June 2013
Chris Greene Lake 1 or 2-Mile Cable Swim in Charlottesville on 13 July 2013
Lake Moomaw 1-Mile Swim north of Covington on 3 August 2013


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