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USA Triathlon, Boy Scouts, Announce Dates for Youth Aquathlon Series

18 Feb, 2014


USA Triathlon announced an alliance with the Boy Scouts of America, with the aim of promoting healthy, active lifestyles through the organization's Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series.

Fifty swim-run events from across the United States comprise the third annual Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series, which runs from March through November 2014. Open to young athletes between the ages 7-15, the series focuses on participation and having fun rather than competition, and many of the events are not timed.

As an official series associate in 2014-15, Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will communicate series events to corresponding BSA Local Councils and encourage participation to improve the health and well-being of the nation's youth population. BSA will also develop a co-branded "SCOUTStrong® Fit · Fuel · Fun" patch to be distributed to all series participants. The USA Triathlon Splash-and-Dash-in-a-box program, which outlines how to host a youth aquathlon, may also be distributed to BSA Local Councils for use in summer youth camps.

"The USA Triathlon Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series has proven to be a wonderful way to introduce youth to multisport activities while promoting a fun, healthy lifestyle. We are proud to team up with Boy Scouts of America to continue growing youth participation," said Rob Urbach, USA Triathlon CEO. "This will allow for greater awareness of the opportunities in our sport and we look forward to providing children with skills they need to participate for years to come. I know our youth athletes will be very proud of earning their patch."

"In Scouting, youth aspire to keep themselves physically strong, and we provide many ways for young people to do that. Our work with the Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series events offers a great opportunity for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers to live out that aspiration," said Wayne Brock, BSA Chief Scout Executive. "We look forward to seeing our young people participate in these fun, challenging and inspiring events."

Visit usatriathlon.org/splashanddash for more information.

 About Boy Scouts of America: The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be "Prepared. For Life.®" The Scouting organization is composed of approximately 2.5 million youth members between the ages of 7 and 21 and nearly a million volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit scouting.org.

About USA Triathlon: Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon - the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Olympic Movement - as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with more than 550,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

Races and dates are as follows. Full information on specific sites and registration can be found on this page. http://www.usatriathlon.org/events/youth-aquathlon-series.aspx

3/22/2014: Splash and Dash Youth Aquathlon and Wet N' Wild Triathlon, Corpus Christi, TX

3/22/2014: Greater Marco Family YMCA Youth Splash & Dash, Marco Island, FL

4/5/2014: Sailfish Splash and Dash, West Palm Beach, FL

4/27/2014: SuperKid Splash and Dash, Santa Cruz, CA

5/3/2014: Summerhill Splash & Dash, Athens, GA

5/3/2014: Firecracker Splash n' Dash, Biloxi, MS

5/9/2014: Lil' Aggie Splash and Dash, Las Cruces, NM

5/17/2014: FIU Aquathlon, North Miami, FL

5/18/2014: Playtri Youth & Juniors Splash n' Dash, Allen, TX

5/31/2014: Madeira Beach Kids Splash & Dash, Madeira Beach, FL

5/31/2014: Arlington Triathlon Club Splash & Dash, Arlington, VA

5/31/2014: Try Kids Tri-Splash and Dash Aquathlon, Louisville, KY

5/31/2014: Race Omaha Kids Splash and Dash, Omaha, NE

6/1/2014: Healthy Habits Youth Aquathlon, Biddeford, ME

6/7/2014: Strive 2 Tri Youth Splash & Dash, College Park, MD

6/7/2014: Grand Rapids Triathlon Youth Splash and Dash, Grand Rapids, MI

6/8/2014: San Diego Kids Splash and Dash, San Diego, CA

6/8/2014: USAT Splash and Dash, Pompano Beach, FL

6/14/2014: Tri-Oswego Splash and Dash, Oswego, NY

6/21/2014: OBX Tri Fest Splash and Dash, OBX, NC, and 6/21/2014 Salamander Splash and Dash, Knoxville, TN

6/28/2014: 2PA Splash and Dash presented by Endorphin Fitness/Peluso Open Water, Richmond, VA

6/29/2014: Last Chance Splash and Dash, Helena, MT

7/12/2014: 3rd Annual Haka Multisport Youth Splash and Dash, West Lafayette, IN

7/12/2014: Top Gun Kids Splash & Dash, St. Petersburg Beach, FL

7/12/2014: Menlo Park Kids Splash and Dash, Menlo Park, CA

7/13/2014: Tallahassee YTS Splash and Dash, Tallahassee, FL

7/16/2014: Green Bay Multisport Splash and Dash, Green Bay, WI

7/19/2014: Lexington's Splash and Dash at Shillito Park, Lexington, KY

7/19/2014: Splash and Dash into Fall, Fort Collins, CO

7/19/2014: Asheville Kid's Splash and Dash, Asheville, NC

7/20/2014: Camp Mataucha Youth Splash & Dash, Watertown, CT

7/23/2014: MMTT Splash and Dash, Geneva, IL

7/25/2014: NW YMCA Splash and Dash, Irmo, SC

7/26/2014: T3 Multisports Youth Splash and Dash, Round Rock, TX

8/2/2014: Splash-N-Dash-N-Fun!, Norman, OK

8/9/2014: KidFest and Backpack Attack, Decatur, IL

8/16/2014: Steamboat Splash and Dash, Steamboat Springs, CO

8/17/2014: LPC Kid's Splash and Dash, Fletcher, NC

8/23/2014: USA Triathlon Youth Splash and Dash, Colorado Springs, CO

8/23/2014: Park City Splash and Dash, Bridgeport, CT

8/23/2014: MI Titanium Youth Splash and Dash, Belmont, MI

8/24/2014: Back to School Splash and Dash, Houston, TX

9/6-8/2014: Best in the West Triathlon Festival Splash and Dash, Sweet Home, OR

9/7/2014: 3rd Annual Tri-Valley Kids Splash and Dash, Pleasanton, CA

9/20/2014: Boundary Waters Youth Splash and Dash, Douglasville, GA

9/20/2014: Nor-Cal Juniors Splash & Dash, San Rafael, CA

10/5/2014: Kids Splash N Dash at HFFA, Huntersville, NC

10/5/2014: USA Triathlon I AM FAST Splash & Dash, Indian Harbour Beach, FL

11/9/2014: 3rd Annual Tri-Amphibians Splash and Dash, Long Beach, CA

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