The USA Triathlon Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series returns for the sixth year, with more than 50 swim-run events planned in cities across the United States with the aim of introducing youth to the multisport lifestyle.
The series launched in 2012 with 30 events. With a focus on participation and fun, rather than competition, many of the events are not timed.
The 2017 season kicks off in the beginning of April and runs through October, with events hosted in each of USA Triathlon's 10 Regions. USA Triathlon partnered with race directors, community centers, coaches, clubs and parks and recreation departments to solidify the slate of over 50 events for the year. The USA Triathlon staff will also host one of the events in Colorado Springs, Colorado, presented by the Safe Splash Swim School on Aug. 19.
Participants ages 7-10 will cover a 100-meter swim and a 1-kilometer run, while athletes ages 11-15 will complete a 200m swim and a 2k run. Visit usatriathlon.org/splashanddash for complete information on the series.
2017 USA Triathlon Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series
April 1: Pitchfork Athletics Splash 'N Dash, Tempe, Ariz.
April 9: Kids Splash N Dash at HFFA, Huntersville, N.C.
April 15: SWAT Splash & Dash, Lubbock, Texas
April 15: Egg Hunt Splash and Dash, Pembroke Pines, Fla.
April 22: Heart of the Valley Triathlon, Corvallis, Ore.
April 30: Westfields Triathlon, Chantilly, Va.
May 7: Daemen Splash & Dash, Amherst, N.Y.
May 20: City Bikes Splash and Dash, North Miami, Fla.
May 21: Dash & Splash Folsom Aquatic Center, Folsom, Calif.
May 21: Water Works Splash and Dash, Denton, Texas
May 25: Race Omaha Splash and Dash Series #1, Omaha, Neb.
June 3: Columbia Youth Splash and Dash, Columbia, Md.
June 4: San Diego Family Retro Tri and Kids Splash & Dash, San Diego, Calif.
June 10: STRIVE Youth Splash 'N Dash - College Park, College Park, Md.
June 10: Tri-Now KIDS! Splash & Dash, Farmers Branch, Texas
June 17: Norwich Splash and Dash, Norwich, Conn.
June 17: Kid-Powered Splash and Dash Race Series #1, Pflugerville, Texas
June 17: Naval Base Ventura County Splash and Dash #1, Port Hueneme, Calif.
June 18: Rev3 Montclair Triathlon, Montclair, Va.
June 24: Buffalo Springs Lake Triathlon, Lubbock, Texas
June 25: IABT's Overcoming Childhood Obesity Through Multi-Disciplined Sports Splash N Dash, Baltimore, Md.
July 1: Nutmeg Splash and Dash, Cheshire, Conn.
July 2: Tri Graeagle Splash N Dash, Graeagle, Calif.
July 6: Race Omaha Splash and Dash Series #2, Omaha, Neb.
July 8: Cohasset Junior Triathlon, Cohasset, Mass.
July 8: Race Oro Valley Youth Splash & Dash, Oro Valley, Ariz.
July 8: Summer Roundup Triathlon, Joplin, Mo.
July 22: Kid-Powered Splash and Dash Race Series #2, Pflugerville, Texas
July 22: Naval Base Ventura County Splash and Dash #2, Port Mugu, Calif.
July 22: Sun City Splash & Dash, El Paso, Texas
July 23: Tallahassee YTS Splash & Dash, Tallahassee, Fla.
July 23: Mini Moraine Man Youth Triathlon, Portersville, Penn.
July 26: MMTT Splash and Dash, Geneva, Ill.
Aug. 4: Splash & Dash at Wilson Pool, Fayetteville, Ark.
Aug. 5: STRIVE Youth Splash 'N Dash, Baltimore, Md.
Aug. 5: Sylvania SuperKids Splash and Dash, Sylvania, Ohio
Aug. 6: Race Omaha Splash and Dash Series #3, Omaha, Neb.
Aug. 12: Kid-Powered Splash and Dash Race Series #3, Pflugerville, Texas
Aug. 12: Paris Splash and Dash, Paris, Tenn.
Aug. 13: XTERRA Syracuse Splash and Dash, Fayetteville, N.Y.
Aug. 19: USA Triathlon Splash and Dash Presented by Safe Splash Swim School, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Aug. 20: Wicked Splash & Dash, South Hamilton, Mass.
Aug. 20: 4th Annual Back to School Slash and Dash, Fulshear, Texas
Aug. 20: Tucson JCC & USA Triathlon Splash & Dash, Tucson, Ariz.
Aug. 26: Sierra Splash 'n Dash, Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
Aug. 26: Lake Tahoe Splash and Dash, Tahoma, Calif.
Aug. 27: Lake Thunderbird Aquathlon, Norman, Okla.
Sept. 9: Pumpkinkids Splash and Dash, South Berwick, Maine
Sept. 9: Pitch Pine Challenge, Tamworth, N.H.
Sept. 10: Best in the West Triathlon Festival, Sweet Home, Ore.
Oct. 1: Pure Austin Splash 'n Dash, Austin, Texas
Oct. 8: Diana Beach Splash and Dash, Dania Beach, Fla.
Oct. 15: SuperKid Triathlon and Splash & Dash, Santa Cruz, Calif.
TBA: RVA Splash & Dash Series, Richmond, Va.
Dates and locations subject to change. Visit usatriathlon.org/splashanddash for the most up-to-date schedule.
About USA Triathlon: USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 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).