Official Luray Triathlon Open Water Swim and Transition Clinic (2019 Date TBD)

Location: Lake Arrowhead Park, Luray, VA

Date: 2019 Date TBD

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 and Coach Dominic Latella, US Masters Swimming Level 4 certified coach, 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 $30 through June 30th*
  • Price is $35 beginning July 1st*
  • Price for swim only is $15 and $20 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.

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.

About Coach Dominic:

Coach Dominic Latella is the only US Masters Swimming (USMS) Level 4 (the highest certification available) certified coach in VA. He is an instructor for USMS Certifications and the USMS Adult Learn to Swim program. He is the owner and lead instructor of SwimBox, where they specialize in swim lessons for people of all ages and levels. And he has been appointed twice – the maximum amount – as the lead coach for USMS High Performance Camp. Coach Latella also works with the swimming rehabilitation and adaptive swimming programs at Bethesda Naval Hospital for the Wounded Warriors.

Coach Latella’s philosophy focuses on the execution of proper swimming technique to achieve improved efficiency and prevent injury. This way of coaching allows swimmers to not only reach personal bests, but do so in a way that allows their body to keep up their love of swimming for a lifetime. Fewer injuries and happy swimmers are Coach Latella’s favorite things to see.


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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