Lake Moomaw Open Water Swim Is One-of-a-Kind Event
** UPDATE: As of 7/23 this event canceled. But you should still go do the swim on your own 🙂
The Lake Moomaw 1 Mile Open Water Swim is on Saturday, Aug. 1, and with space limited to 75 swimmers, there are just a few spots left.
The scenery is beautiful, and the swim is a one-of-a-kind experience in the Alleghany Highlands. It’s something that anyone who can swim a mile in under an hour can do.
Here’s what you need to know:
- The start (9 a.m.) and finish is on the beach at Coles Point, clearly visible to 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.
- 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 swimmers’ left.)
Here are some add-on suggestions to make a day out of it:
- Go for a walk or bike ride on the Jackson River Scenic Trail
- Tube the Jackson River with Alleghany Outdoors (they also rent bikes
- Stop by the 80-foot Falling Springs Falls