Aquathlon National Championships

Austin, Texas

Oct. 01, 2017 9 a.m. (ET)


USA Triathlon is thrilled to bring the 2017 Aquathlon National Championships to Austin, Texas on October 1. The event will occur in conjunction with the Pure Austin Splash 'n Dash at Quarry Lake in Austin.

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Distance: 3k run, 1k swim, 3k run

*There is no qualification required for this event.*

Eligible Age Groups and Awards

Participants have the opportunity to qualify for the 2018 ITU Aquathlon World Championship through the 2017 USA Triathlon Aquathlon National Championship. It is the policy of USA Triathlon to provide awards only for those age groups which qualify for this level of competition. Age groups will begin with 15-19 and continue in 5-year increments through 80-84. The minimum ages to compete are based on the ITU Competition Rules (appendix A, page 75). 

  • For the 2017 USAT Aquathlon National Championship, athletes must be 15 by December 31st, 2017.
  • For the 2018 ITU Aquathlon World Championship, athletes must be 16 by December 31st, 2018.

Please note that this event may have additional categories other than what is listed here. USA Triathlon will only provide National Championship awards for the listed age groups. If you are wishing to compete at this event, but do not meet the minimum age requirement, we encourage you to participate in one of our youth events. For a chart of recommended distances for youth multisport athletes, please click here.

Note: this event may allow athletes under 15 to participate. In coordination with ITU rules, they will not be eligible for USA Triathlon National Championship awards.

Team USA Information

Team USA

The 2017 Aquathlon National Championships in Austin, Texas, will qualify athletes for the 2018 Aquathlon World Championships. At the Aquathlon National Championships, the top 18 in each age group, rolling down to 25th place after applying the age-up rule, will qualify for the World Championships.

The top-20 athletes per age group in the USA Triathlon Aquathlon Annual Rankings on 12/31/17 are eligible to qualify for the 2018 Aquathlon World Championships. We will offer spots to the top two and roll down to 20th.

Note: All spots offered via the rankings system are subject to spots being available on the roster.

Youth Splash and Dash

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Pure Austin will also offer a Youth Splash and Dash, part of the nationwide USA Triathlon Splash and Dash Series. This will occur after the National Championship at 12:00 p.m. at Quarry Lake and is open to children ages 7-15. If you are bringing your children to the National Championship, this is a great way for them to get involved as well! All finishers will receive a t-shirt and custom finisher's medal from USA Triathlon.

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USA Triathlon Sportsmanship Creed

As competitive athletes and members of the triathlon community, you know there is no better feeling than succeeding in your endeavors in sport. As a competitor at USA Triathlon events, you have a responsibility to demonstrate the highest standards of sportsmanship per the USA Triathlon Rulebook (Article III, Sections 3.3 and 3.4, Line b.), and as such, should always show respect for the sport, your fellow athletes, race staff, officials, volunteers and spectators. Each individual athlete shares this responsibility, which includes refraining from the use of improper language and conduct detrimental to the community at large. This rule will be strictly enforced and disrespectful language or conduct will not be tolerated.

For more information on USA Triathlon rules and sportsmanship, please reference the USAT Competitive Rules.  


2017 Results

2016 Results

Flight Information 

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