Official Luray Triathlon Open Water Swim and Race Venue Clinic

Location: Lake Arrowhead Park, Luray, VA

Date: Sunday, July 24, 2022

Geared toward triathletes of all levels, the Official Luray Triathlon Open Water Swim and Race Venue 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 race venue 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 and Race Venue Clinic

Schedule of Events:

8:00-8:30 AMCheck-in and welcome at park shelter
8:30-10:00 AMPreparing for the Swim Leg of a Triathlon (or Open Water Swimming) Clinic
9:30-11:00 AMOpen water swim practice in the lake
11:00-noonLuray Triathlon venue tour and discussion

Investment (Clinic and Practice Swim):

  • Price is $50 through May 31st
  • Price is $60 June 1st- July 14th
  • Price is $75 July 15th- July 24th
  • Price for swim only is $30,  (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:

If you are unable to race and did not buy insurance you can cancel your registration and receive a coupon to use towards another Racine MultiSports race within 12 months of your race date.  The coupon value is determined below. The cancellation offer will expire when we are 10 days out from the race or closer. Contact us at to initiate this process.

Coupon rules:

  1. Races not sold out, you will receive a 75% coupon credit up to 10 days prior to the event.
  2. Races sold out or within 10 days of the event, there is no coupon offer for cancellations.
  3. The coupon value will be deducted from the fee you are paying for a future race. You will owe any balance due over the coupon value. (example: if the race is $75.00 and your coupon value is $50.00 then you will need to cover the $25.00 difference).
  4. This policy only only applies to the race entry fee,  not USAT or registration processing fees.

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