Due to COVID-19 restrictions and impact to the racing community, Racine MultiSports is carefully working to reschedule races as needed. Our hope is to move races to a date we can hold the event rather than cancel. If restrictions press out later we will then have to make the tougher decision to change events to virtual or cancel altogether. We realize these are uncertain times and its difficult to know when it will be safe to get back to racing. For now we are moving everything past June 2020. Our commitment is to ensure you do not lose your money. We typically offer a deferral at 75% of your race entry fee. For 2020 we are offering 100% deferral credit for your race entry fee. For our multisport races, USAT is also allowing your $15 One Day license to move to 2021 provided the event is canceled. Please contact Ken with questions at Ken@RacineMultiSports.com. We thank you for your understanding and patience as we all navigate this unbelievable time. Out thoughts and prayers are with you and your families! 

Official Luray Triathlon Open Water Swim and Transition Clinic


Location: Lake Arrowhead Park, Luray, VA

Date: July 25, 2020

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. You do not need to be registered for the Luray Triathlon to participate in this clinic. You can use this as training and preparation for any other triathlon or open water swim.

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.

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About the Official Luray Triathlon Open Water Swim Clinic

Schedule of Events:

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


  • Price is $35 through March 31st
  • Price is $40 April 1st- May 31st
  • Price is $45 June 1st- July 24th
  • Price is $50 day of clinic
  • Price for swim only is $20 and $30 if registering at the venue (If you plan to swim only, click here to register)

* 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.

Cancellation & Refund Policy: Racine MultiSports has a NO REFUND policy. However, we do offer discount codes for those canceling during our cancellation period.

A discount code for 100% of your race registration fee will be offered until 14 days prior to the race date. No discounts codes will be given within 14 days before the event, if the event is not sold out.

Discount codes can be used to register for another Racine MultiSports event and will be valid for 12 months after the event date.

Special Thanks: A very special thanks to the Town of Luray for allowing us to conduct this event at Lake Arrowhead.

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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