beginner and novice triathletes, the Luray Triathlon Open Water Swim Practice will help you prepare for the Luray International and Sprint
Triathlons on 8/15 and 8/16 as well as other short course triathlons
with open water swims.
be there to talk briefly about open water swimming and give tips for success, but 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. 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.
Photo: Beautiful Lake Arrowhead in Luray, VA
|8:00 - 8:30 AM
||Check in and welcome at park shelter
|8:30 - 9:00 AM
||Open water swim discussion by the lake
|9:00 - 10:30 AM
||Open water swim practice
USAT member: $25 (Please bring your USAT card or copy of card with you)
Non-USAT member: $35 ($25 + $10 for USAT 1-day License)
David Glover: Luray
Triathlon Race Director, USAT Triathlon Level I Coach, 14 years of competitive
triathlon racing including 25 Iron-distance races, Licensed Elite Triathlete.
Margaret Connor: Open water coach and instructor since 2000 (specializing in introductory instruction for new open water athletes); National Manager of Masters and Open Water Swimming; Marketing Director of Sport Fair Inc. National Program Manager, U.S. Open Water Swimming Association. Open Water Coach and USMS Swimmer, Curl-Burke Masters Team
Krista Schultz: Director of Total Performance, Inc. BS and MEd in Exercise Physiology, 4x USA Triathlon All-American, USA Triathlon Level I Coach, NSCA CSCS and CPT
What to Bring:
Swimming gear, towel, goggles. Water temperature expected to be low 70's F. Wetsuits are permitted.
Refund and Transfer Policy:
fee refunded at 50% or transferred to later clinic at 100% if requested
more than 14 days from event. No refunds or transfers within 14 days of
A very special thanks to the Town of Luray for allowing us to conduct this event at Lake Arrowhead.
Directions for Lake Arrowhead from intersection of 340 / 211 Business in downtown Luray:
Head East on East Main St. (Business 211) for
0.6 miles to traffic light on Reservoir Avenue. Turn right on
Reservoir Avenue and go 2.6 miles (Reservoir will turn into Fairview
Road) to a stop sign. Turn right onto Brookstone Road, go 1/10 mile,
turn left onto Valley Burg Road. Go 1.3 miles to the Lake Arrowhead
entrance on the left. (Note: Valley Burg Road will turn to the right
prior to the Lake entrance – keep going straight on Lake Arrowhead
Road). There are signs along the way for Lake Arrowhead.
USAT Santioned Event:
USA Triathlon is the national governing body for the sports of
triathlon, duathlon, winter triathlon and aquathlon in the United
States. Participation in a USAT sanctioned event means the event
director has the proper permits in place, liability and athlete excess
medical insurance coverage and the event plan has met the standard of
organization required. USA Triathlon provides rules, guidance and
governance to set the standard for safe and fair multi-sport races. For
more information on USA Triathlon and fueling the multi-sport
lifestyle, visit their website at
Please note: Each participant must sign a USA Triathlon (USAT) waiver if participant cannot prove current USAT annual membership status.
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