Splash and Dash

What is a Splash and Dash?

A Splash and Dash is a fun and fast-growing sport that combines running and swimming. The run can take place on a trail, a road or a path. Similarly, the swim can take place in any body of water – a pool, a reservoir, or an ocean. USA Triathlon’s Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series will feature a swim/run combination. As an athlete progresses and depending on water conditions, a traditional aquathlon may either feature a swim/run or a run/swim/run combination.

What is the concept?

The USA Triathlon Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series will be returning for its eighth year and is open to athletes ages 7-15. There will be over 60 events in each of the six USA Triathlon regions. 

The focus is on PARTICIPATION rather than competition. The series will expose youth participants to USA Triathlon and the exciting world of multisport! Timing will not be required at each event, although it is acceptable. All events within the series will be USA Triathlon sanctioned.

Why Participate?

  • Exposes and educates youth to the multisport lifestyle, all while being involved in a fun, exciting, and safe atmosphere! It will really help you to “get your feet wet!”
  • Engages youth athletes in pre-race and post-race activities such as vendor areas, clinics, and additional educational opportunities.
  • Creates an opportunity to meet friends and other youth athletes who are interested and also engage in the multisport lifestyle!
  • Less equipment required compared to that of a triathlon since a Splash and Dash (aquathlon) does not require a bike.

Can I Participate?

Absolutely! If you are in between the ages of 7-15 and have a USA Triathlon annual youth membership, you are eligible to take part in the fun and exciting multisport series! Be prepared for a great experience, bring a positive attitude, and be ready to learn firsthand about multisport! 

2021 Splash and Dash Series Schedule

Race directors interested in being part of the 2021 series should contact Tanner Martin for more details. Splash and Dash finisher medals will be provided by USA Triathlon to all series events in 2021.

TBD — Mighty Mitten Splash & Dash (Holland, Mich.)
May 8 — Lonestar Splash & Dash at Typhoon Texas (Katy, Texas)
May 16 — Paragon Splash & Dash #1 (San Antonio, Texas)
May 29 — E3 Endurance 7.03 Junior Triathlon Series (Greensboro, N.C.)
June 5 — Kids Peachy Splash & Dash at the Palisade Pool (Palisade, Colo.)
June 6 — Laguna Madre Gator Chase Splash & Dash Kids Aquathlon (Port Isabel, Texas)
June 6 — Kids Splash & Dash at North Fork Pool (Hotchkiss, Colo.)
June 6 — Reston Superhero Splash & Dash (Reston, Va.)
June 12 — The Woodlands Splash & Dash (The Woodlands, Texas)
June 13 — Montclair Triathlon (Montclair, Va.)
June 13 — Paragon Splash & Dash #2 (San Antonio, Texas)
June 19 — Randolph Splash & Dash (Richmond, Va.)
June 20 — Playtri Youth and Junior Splash & Dash Race #1 (McKinney, Texas)
June 29 — Alaska Splash & Dash Race #1 (Anchorage, Alaska)
July 10 — Warroad Tri Series (Warroad, Minn.)
July 11 — Paragon Splash & Dash #3 (San Antonio, Texas)
July 13 — Alaska Splash & Dash Race #2 (Anchorage, Alaska)
July 17 — Avalon Splash & Dash (Henrico, Va.)
July 18 — Playtri Youth and Junior Splash & Dash Race #2 (McKinney, Texas)
July 27 — Alaska Splash & Dash Race #3 (Anchorage, Alaska)
Aug. 4 — BAM Junior Splash & Dash (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Aug. 7 — REV3 New England (Webster, Mass.)
Aug. 15 — San Diego Kids Splash & Dash (San Diego, Calif.)
Aug. 15 — Paragon Splash & Dash #4 (San Antonio, Texas)
Aug. 20 — Maple Grove Triathlon (Maple Grove, Minn.)
Aug. 28 — Splash & Dash (Houston, Texas)
Aug. 28 — Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon (Boston, Mass.)
Aug. 28 — Sun City Splash & Dash (El Paso, Texas)
Sept. 12 — Westfields Triathlon (Chantilly, Va.)
Oct. 11 — Alpha Win (Saugerties, N.Y.)
Oct. 16 — KIDS! Fall Splash & Dash (Dallas, Texas)