COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The USA Triathlon Youth Splash & Dash Presented by SafeSplash Swim School will be return to Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 8:30 a.m., marking the seventh consecutive year of the event.
The Colorado Springs stop is part of the nationwide USA Triathlon Youth Splash & Dash Aquathlon Series, which features more than 55 events this year. The series highlights the fast-growing discipline of aquathlon, which combines swimming and running. The course at Cheyenne Mountain Resort features a swim in the resort’s scenic outdoor pool in the shadows of Pikes Peak and a run on a closed, paved path that encircles the resort’s lake, Curr Reservoir.
Participants ages 7-10 will complete a 100-meter swim and a 1-kilometer run, while athletes ages 11-15 will cover a 200m swim and a 2k run. The event’s focus is on participation rather than competition, and the races will not be timed.
The cost to participate is $10 for USA Triathlon youth annual members and $20 for non-members, which includes the cost of a youth annual membership. Online registration closes on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. MT, and race-day registration will be available onsite from 7-8:15 a.m.
All participants will receive a medal upon crossing the finish line, as well as an official USA Triathlon Youth Splash & Dash Aquathlon Series T-shirt. Athletes can also enjoy a post-race barbecue provided by Cheyenne Mountain Resort.
SafeSplash Swim School, the race’s presenting sponsor, is offering a free clinic open to all registered Splash & Dash participants at the SafeSplash Swim School located at 13171 Bass Pro Dr. (across from Bass Pro Shop) on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 3:30-5 p.m. Clinic attendees receive instruction on basic swim techniques and water safety from SafeSplash’s experienced swim professionals. For more information and to register for the clinic, visit SafeSplash.com.
Existing members of SafeSplash Swim School can access a $10 discount on race registration. Please email Cody Crowther at email@example.com for more information.
In addition, the Country Club of Colorado is offering a guest pass rate for registered athletes and their families from now until race day. Families of up to four can receive a full one-day pass for $50, which includes access to all aquatic and fitness center facilities for each family member. Existing members of the Country Club of Colorado are also eligible for a $10 race discount. To take advantage of these discounts, email Cody Crowther at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit cheyennemountain.com.
USA Triathlon Youth Splash & Dash Aquathlon series partners include the USA Swimming Foundation, the Boy Scouts of America, Girls on the Run and the USA Triathlon Foundation. Local partners for the Colorado Springs event include SafeSplash Swim School, Girls on the Run Rockies and Pikes Peak Council — Boy Scouts of America.
The Youth Splash & Dash Aquathlon Series, launched in 2012, is designed to introduce youth athletes between the ages of 7 and 15 to the multisport lifestyle. The series saw record participation in 2017, with 2,250 youth athletes competing in 50 events nationwide. To learn more about Splash & Dash and register for the Colorado Springs event, visit usatriathlon.org/splashanddash.
For more training resources and activities for kids in multisport, visit USA Triathlon’s youth website at usatriathlon.org/kidzone.
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 events and connects with more than 400,000 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).