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.
Race Director Ken Racine in partnership with Coach Ed Zerkel of Team Z (adult triathlon training program based in Northern VA) and Lane 4 Simming (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.
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. MORE INFO…