2019 Official Luray Triathlon Open Water Swim & Transition Clinic

Sat July 27, 2019 Luray, VA US 22835 Directions
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://luraytriathlon.com/event-information/practice-clinics/.

Lake Arrowhead Park
265 Lake Arrowhead Drive
Luray, VA US 22835

Geared toward triathletes of all levels, the Official Luray Triathlon Open Water Swim and Transition Clinic, located at the race venue, is designed to help you prepare for the Luray International and Sprint Triathlons as well as giving you practice time in open water.

The clinic includes a lifeguard supervised open water practice swim and clinic in pristine Lake Arrowhead; a review of the race site and transition area; plus a chance to ask our team of coaches any questions that you have about the event.  You are welcome to bike and run the race course on your own as well after the clinic.

Presented by, Race Director Ken Racine in partnership with Coach Ed Zerkel of Team Z (adult triathlon training program based in Northern VA) and Lane 4 Swimming (adult triathlon and swimming training programs in Washington DC, Northern VA, and MD for people of all experiences and fitness levels).  We will be there to talk about open water swimming and give tips for success. Most of all the practice is an opportunity for YOU as the athlete to get in open water in a safe, lifeguarded, stress free, non-competitive environment that will bolster your confidence come race morning. The course will be marked with buoys and you are welcome to swim multiple laps of the course within the allotted time frame. Please note that this is not an individual stroke clinic.

For the transition portion of the clinic, there will be a review of the transition area and flow from swim to bike to run to finish.


To register for the swim only, please CLICK HERE

Race Contact Info

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Schedule of Events

8:00-8:30 AM
Check-in and welcome at park shelter
8:30-9:00 AM
Open water swim discussion at shelter
9:00-10:30 AM
Open water swim practice in the lake
10:30-11:30 AM
OWS debrief, open Q&A, and transition and race overview at the shelter and tour of venue with Ken


Price is $35 through June 30th*
Price is $40 beginning July 1st*
Price for swim only is $20 and $25 if registering at the venue
* Because this is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event, there is a +$15 fee if you are not a USAT member for USAT 1-day license.

What to Bring

 Swimming gear, towel, goggles.  Water temperature expected to be in mid 70’s to low 80’s. Wetsuits are permitted.

About Coach Ed Zerkle

Coach Ed Zerkle has been teaching adults how to swim and participate in triathlons for more than 25 years.  Ed owns Team Z  and is also one of the founders of Lane 4 Masters Swimming. Ed is a former collegiate swimmer and successful age-group triathlete, open water swimmer, multiple Ironman finisher, USA Triathlon Certified Coach, and former head coach for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training Program.

About Team Z

Team Z is an adult triathlon training program in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland for people of all experience and fitness levels. Team Z offers one of the most inclusive, social, and organized triathlon training environments in the country. Whether you are a beginner triathlete looking for step by step guidance, or an experienced iron distance racer… Team Z welcomes you! MORE INFO

About Lane 4 Master Swimming

Lane 4, adult triathlon and swimming training programs in Washington DC, Northern VA, and MD for people of all experiences and fitness levels, is one of the most affordable, accessible, and largest adult swimming programs in the world. MORE INFO


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