Date(s) - 07/29/2017
Hemlock Overlook Regional Park, VA
Website: Luray Open Water Swim Practice
There is a practice swim in the Lake where the race is being held in August.
The practice swim is on Saturday. They also offer a “full clinic” or just the “swim clinic”. Please enter just the swim clinic.
Saturday morning we will swim, then run on the Luray Triathlon course, then lunch as a team and lazy around the lake and campground all day long. FUN PRACTICE WEEKEND and chance to preview the Luray triathlon course.
You can drive there day of, do the swim, run bbcue and be home in the late afternoon
Practice Swim Details
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 other short course triathlons with open water swims.
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 Professional Triathlete John Kenny, will be there to talk briefly 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 but you can register for optional stroke clinic later that afternoon.
More about the Park and the Local Area
Located in Virginia’s famous Shenandoah Valley, Luray offers an impressive selection of recreational activities, major attractions, and cultural history.
Luray draws visitors to its bustling downtown, a registered National Historic District, where festivals, performing arts, paved walking trails, museums and monuments are accessible year round. Century- old buildings house antique, boutique, and outdoor stores.
A selection of locally owned and operated fine or casual eateries, are all within walking distance of B&B’s, inns and chain hotels.
Also home to historical sites and popular attractions dominated in natural beauty and wonder, Luray offers residents and visitors a unique experience of both Virginia’s delicately preserved past and commitment to a growing future. Luray is the county seat of Page County. Our town’s population is approximately 5,000. A small town rich in tradition and community, with people and business dedicated to cooperative improvements and enhancements.
Luray Downtown is the location of the overwhelming majority of our town’s cherished historical sites and points of interest. From Civil War-era landmarks, to restored properties dating back to the 1700s, to quaint shops, charming bed and breakfasts, and unique restaurants and cafes, Luray offers something for everyone. Downtown Luray is a Virginia Main Street Community managed by Luray Downtown Initiative, a nonprofit 501(c)3.