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Lake Moomaw Open Swim

Sponsored by: The Virginia Masters Swim Team, The Alleghany Highlands YMCA, The Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and The Alleghany Foundation.

Sanctioned by: LMSC of Virginia for USMS Inc.

EVENT:  There will be a one-mile race at 9:00am. 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.  A 2x 3 foot poster of the course diagram will be posted at the lake, and the current water and air temperature will be posted at 8am. Swimmers will depart from the beach in waves of 10 people or fewer, 1 minute apart.

Warm-up begins at: 7:45am     Check-in Closes at: 8:45am    Race begins at:  9:00am

Eligibility: Open to all swimmers 18 years & older.  

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The Lake Moomaw One Mile Open Water Swim takes place amid the beautiful mountain landscape and breathtaking scenery of the Alleghany Highlands.  Lake Moomaw is a gorgeous setting for this event.  The Alleghany Highland Chamber of Commerce and Tourism co-hosts the event with Dave Holland, United States Masters Swimming Long Distance Chair.

Lake Moomaw is among the most popular developed recreation areas in the George Washington National Forest and provides an endless array of activities including boating, fishing, hiking, biking and camping.

Whether you come for the day’s event or make this your weekend destination there is something for everyone!

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