The Colorado Springs USA Triathlon Youth Splash and Dash Presented by SafeSplash Swim School will be returning for its sixth year and is open to athletes ages 7-15. A Splash and Dash is a fun and fast-growing sport that combines running and swimming. The swim will take place in Cheyenne Mountain Resort's scenic outdoor pool in the shadows of Pikes Peak, while the run will take place on a closed, paved path that encircles the Club's lake, Curr Reservoir. The focus is on participation rather than competition. The event will not be timed and is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. Be sure to stick around following the race for a delicious post-race barbecue provided by the Cheyenne Mountain Resort!
When you decide that you want to compete in the Aquathlon, you will need somewhere to train! Athletes and their families are able to take advantage of a guest pass rate at the Country Club of Colorado all the way up until race day! Practice your swimming in their beautiful aquatics center, and practice your running and strength training in their state-of-the-art workout facilities. Families of up to 4 will be able to receive a full, one-day pass for $50, which includes access to all aquatic and fitness center facilities for each family member. Please know their Alluvia Spa is open to the public so don’t forget to make reservations to relax those muscles! Existing members the Country Club of Colorado are also eligible for a $10 race discount. Please email Matt Reger to access any of the above discounts. You can also visit the Cheyenne Mountain Resort website for more information.
USA Triathlon is pleased to have the SafeSplash Swim School of Colorado Springs as the presenting sponsor for the Colorado Springs Youth Splash and Dash.
Be sure to take advantage of a free clinic for any registered Splash and Dash participants taking place at the SafeSplash Colorado Springs location on Friday, August 11 from 6-8 p.m. Clinic participants will receive instruction on basic swim and water safety practices from SafeSplash's experienced swim professionals. All clinic participants will also receive a USA Triathlon water bottle and other swag. Further details are provided upon registering for the event.
Do you remember when you took swimming lessons? Most of us do. Learning to swim is a defining experience in a child's life, an experience that creates lasting memories similar to learning to ride a bike. But unlike riding a bike, swimming is important to your child's safety and development. At SafeSplash, we understand... Swimming is a life skill. Giving your child the opportunity to learn from passionate instructors that provide individual attention in the best facilities, sets them up for an outstanding experience. That is the SafeSplash Way.
Just a little bit about SafeSplash Swim School located at 13171 Bass Pro Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado, across from the Bass Pro Shop:
- This is a brand new state-of-the-art facility offering swimming lessons for kids and people of all ages starting at 6 months old
- Indoor, warm water swim lessons; our pool is always 92 degrees
- Experienced, professional, passionate instructors
- Exceptional Learn to Swim curriculum
- Parent and baby or toddler classes
- Swim team preparation classes
- Family First Convenience - Our flexible schedule will meet even the busiest family’s needs!
- Unparalleled customer service
- Date: August 19, 2017
- Location: Cheyenne Mountain Resort Aquatics Center
- Address: 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
- Entry Fee: $20 ($10 entry fee + $10 USA Triathlon Youth Annual Membership)
- Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
- Race Day Registration: 7-8:15 a.m.
- Distances : Ages 7-10: 100m swim, 1k run; Ages 11-15: 200m swim, 2k run
Course maps will be posted here soon!
Race Day Checklist
- Sandals or comfortable shoes
- Warm-up clothes
- Gear bag
- Water/Fluid replacement drink
- USAT Membership Card/Picture ID
- Money (if needed)
- Watch (if needed)
- Race shorts/swim trunks
- Race top
- Swim Cap
- Sunglasses (if needed)
- Running shoes
- Running socks
- Race number
- Hat or visor
Splash and Dash Series
USA Triathlon is working in conjunction with 50 races nationally to promote youth aquathlon. For more information on our nationwide 2017 Splash and Dash series, please click here.
Youth Annual Membership
A USA Triathlon Youth Annual Membership is required to participate in this event. Youth Annual Memberships are $10 and available to children 17 and under. Once a membership is purchased, members will have the opportunity to participate in thousands of USA Triathlon sanctioned events across the country. For more information on Youth Annual Memberships, please click here. When registering for this event, you will be required to either insert your existing membership number or purchase a new annual membership at the time of registration. Note: Youth one-day memberships are no longer available.