The USA Triathlon National Team Program identifies and supports talented athletes in the USAT High Performance Pipeline. Athletes who have proven potential to compete begin development as Juniors (ages 16 to 19) and can move up through the athlete development pipeline with continual support and education from USA Triathlon.

Funded Teams

National Team
The goal of the USA Triathlon National Team Program is to support athletes to achieve podium performances at the Olympic Games. It is a three-tiered system which provides merit based support to athletes in the form of administrative assistance, performance advisement, and allocation of equipment and financial resources. The National Team is comprised of athletes with proven performance capability and is not intended to serve as a development pathway. The National Team Qualification Criteria can be found on this page
USAT Background Check Policy
USA Triathlon National Team Roster

Project X

Project X is a USAT High Performance program that makes strategic investments in potential Olympic & Paralympic athletes. The Project X panel regularly reviews all USAT Elites, with a special focus on those who are on the cusp of qualifying for National Team Funding. All Project X support is 100% discretionary, and is not meant for athletes who are currently on any USAT funding programs. 

If you are an athlete that falls within the description of this program, apply for support and provide as much information as possible regarding your funding request. Be sure to include an in-depth breakdown of the funds/support you are requesting and all details of what objectives you aim to achieve by receiving this funding.

About World Triathlon 

In 1989, The International Triathlon Union was founded as the international governing body of the sport of triathlon around the world. The official distance for triathlon was set at a 1,500-meter swim, a 40-kilometer draft-legal bike and a 10-kilometer run. This standard distance is used for the World Triathlon Championship Series and is featured at the Olympic Games. The ITU grew to include over 170 National Federations around the world.

In October 2020, the organization officially rebranded with its new identity, World Triathlon, in order to better serve the development of the sport in all its forms. World Triathlon sanctions many races around the world, including the World Triathlon Championship Series, World Triathlon Cups, and Continental Cups.

For more information about World Triathlon, go to triathlon.org

World Triathlon Rankings can be found here

US Anti-Doping Agency

The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is dedicated to preserving the integrity of competition, inspiring true sport and protecting the rights of US Athletes. USADA oversees and coordinates the Olympic drug testing program in the United States. Athletes who compete, are members or license holders of an NGB, or who fall under USADA's testing jurisdiction as defined in the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement testing, are subject to testing both in and out of competition.  Athlete are subject to both urine and blood testing that can occur at any time and in any place. 

For more information regarding USADA's testing procedures and athlete rights and responsibilities, please visit their website www.usada.org.