Triathlon Training with Team Z

Team Z, Your source for triathlon training & education

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.

Founder & Triathlon Teacher

Ed Zerkle

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. 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 Team Training for DC, MD and VA


Weekend Group training events


Weekday Swim Practices


Weekend Clinics & Guest Speakers




Coordinated Social Activities

services overview


Rock and Roll USA 5k, 1/2 and Full Marathon (Full Cancelled for 2021)

Colonies Zones Masters Swim Meet (1k, 1,650)

Rumpus in Bumpass

Rumpus in Bumpass (Sprint, International)


Westfields (Pool Sprint)

Jim McDonnell Lake Swim

Rock Hall

Rock Hall (Sprint, International)

Try out team z

Come to an information session and see what it's all about!