Help the Malibu Triathlon presented by Bank of America raise funds for pediatric cancer research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and improve your swim!

Are you anxious about the swim leg of the Malibu Triathlon? Looking to improve your swim?

The Malibu Triathlon presented by Bank of America would like to invite you to the Merrill Lynch Swim Clinic Series. The Swim Clinics are provided to all those who register for the swim clinics and raise a minimum of $350 for CHLA.

The Merrill Lynch swim clinics are taught by certified triathlon coaches and lifeguards.  Participants are separated into groups according to their swimming experience.  Beginner level participants are taught the basics of open water swimming and building confidence entering and exiting the water.  Intermediate level participants are guided in improving their current knowledge, taught best practices when passing the breakers and given advice on how to improve their swim time. Expert level participants are taken out on a longer distance swim and provided advice on how to improve all aspects of their swim.


All Merrill Lynch swim clinics will take place from 7:30 am to 8:30 am

August 8, 2020 

August 15, 2020

August 22, 2020

August 29, 2020

September 12, 2020

September 19, 2020


 Zuma Beach, CA – Lifeguard Tower #10

Important Information

A USAT fee of $15 applies during registration for the swim clinics for non-annual USAT members.
Only one USAT fee is required per person per swim clinic series.

A fundraising minimum of $350 must be met before registering for the Merrill Lynch Swim Clinics.


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Ian Murray, one of the Malibu Triathlon’s coaches for the open water swim clinics grew up in Aspen where he taught and coached skiing for a decade. He changed sports after moving to Los Angeles, where he took pleasure in running, adventure racing, and mountain bike races. Ian’s first triathlon in 1996 set the hook, and in 1997 he raced over a dozen events, including his first Ironman. Even though Ian’s passion for racing still remains strong, his number one priority for the past ten years has been coaching multi-sport athletes at all levels. His numerous certifications and deep dedication to the sport led him to be awarded USAT’s Developmental Coach of the Year in 2007, but Ian would argue that he’s more proud of his athletes’ success than anything else.