I had never been to a swim practice or track workout before and had no idea what to expect. I was a bit apprehensive, but the coaches and other team members were incredibly friendly, encouraging and helpful. They didn’t push too hard and encouraged me to work on form and ramp up distance very slowly. There were people of all skill levels, including some who just walked most of the time, and it was totally ok. No judging, just very supportive encouragement and a friendly environment that made me feel like I belonged right away. – Steve

Team Z

Triathlon Training Team

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. We are committed to giving our members the individual attention, training, and educational opportunities that they deserve in a fun and nurturing environment and at an affordable price. Whether you are a beginner triathlete looking for step by step guidance, or an experienced iron distance racer… Team Z welcomes you!

Ed Zerkle

Founder and Triathlon Teacher

Ed has taught people to swim and participate in triathlon for more than 25 years and has helped adults of all backgrounds to achieve personal goals that exceeded their wildest expectations.  Ed teaches triathlon by building a sense of community and focusing on fun. That’s not to say he doesn’t take the team’s training seriously.  Ed believes it’s important to work hard to achieve goals AND have fun spending time with teammates along the way. Ed has  proven time and time again that you CAN be a successful and serious athlete and enjoy yourself at the same time. Triathlon can be fun no matter who you are!

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