USA Triathlon Announces 2018 Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series Calendar

By USA Triathlon | Feb. 13, 2018, 10:38 a.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon today announced that its Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series is set to return for the seventh consecutive year, with more than 55 swim-run events planned in cities across the United States this season.

The series, launched in 2012 with 30 events, is designed to introduce youth athletes between the ages of 7 and 15 to the multisport lifestyle through the fast-growing discipline of aquathlon. With a focus on participation and fun, rather than competition, many of the events are not timed. 

At all Splash & Dash events, participants ages 7-10 will complete a 100-meter pool swim and a 1-kilometer run, while athletes ages 11-15 will complete a 200m pool swim and a 2k run. All participants receive a t-shirt, custom finisher’s medal and giveaways from the Boy Scouts of America and the USA Swimming Foundation, both partners of the series.  

The 2018 season kicks off in mid-March and runs through October, with events hosted in each of USA Triathlon’s six Regions. USA Triathlon partnered with race directors, community centers, coaches, clubs, and parks and recreation departments to solidify the slate of more than 55 events, a record high for the series. USA Triathlon staff will also host the annual Colorado Springs, Colorado, event, which is presented by SafeSplash Swim School, on Aug. 19.

“With the seventh iteration of the USA Triathlon Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series, we will introduce more kids than ever to multisport in a single season,” said Brian D’Amico, USA Triathlon Director of Events. “Increasing youth participation is a major focus not only for USA Triathlon, but for the industry as a whole through the recently-launched Time to Tri initiative. We look forward to working with each of the hosts on this year’s Splash & Dash calendar to make the 2018 series the most successful yet.” 

The Splash & Dash series saw record participation in 2017, with 2,250 youth athletes competing in 50 events nationwide. 

2018 Splash and Dash Series Events

*Dates and locations are subject to change without notice.

Date Event City State  Registration Link
3/18/2018 Kids Splash N Dash at HFFA Huntersville North Carolina Registration
3/24/2018 San Diego Kids & Family Splash & Dash San Diego California Registration
3/24/2018 Oro Valley Splash-n-Dash 1 Oro Valley Arizona Registration
5/6/2018 Revolution3 Splash & Dash Series 1 Chantilly Virginia Registration
5/6/2018 Paragon Splash and Dash 1 San Antonio Texas Registration
5/6/2018 Southwest Aqua Splash and Dash Lubbock Texas Registration
5/13/2018 LJCC Splash & Dash Birmingham Alabama Registration
5/15/2018 Pure Austin Youth Splash 'n Dash Series Austin Texas Registration
5/20/2018 Water Works Tri and Youth Splash & Dash Denton Texas Registration
5/20/2018 USA Triathlon Splash and Dash at the Simon Family JCC Virginia Beach Virginia Registration
5/27/2018 Shoreline Splash and Dash Ivoryton Connecticut Registration
6/2/2018 Sun City Splash & Dash El Paso Texas Registration
6/3/2018 Revolution3 Splash & Dash Series 2 Middlebury Connecticut Registration
6/3/2018 Paragon Splash and Dash 2 San Antonio Texas Registration
6/9/2018 Central OH Splash-n-Dash Lewis Center Ohio Registration
6/9/2018 RVA Splash & Dash Kanawha Richmond Virginia Registration
6/10/2018 TRI-BUILDERS Splash and Dash 2018 Chicago Illinois Registration
6/10/2018 Margate, NJ Splash & Dash Margate New Jersey Registration
6/10/2018 PeachKids Tri Splash and Dash Alpharietta Georgia Registration
6/16/2018 Kid-Powered Sports Splash and Dash 1 Pflugerville Texas Registration
6/16/2018 Norwich Splash and Dash Norwich Connecticut Registration
6/16/2018 GU Splash & Dash Spokane Washington TBA
6/16/2018 STRIVE Splash N Dash - University of Maryland College Park Maryland Registration
6/23/2018 Mingoman Splash-n-Dash Lewis Center Ohio Registration
6/23/2018 KIDS! Summer Splash & Dash Farmers Branch Texas Registration
6/23/2018 RVA Splash & Dash Series Burkwood Hanover Virginia Registration
6/24/2018 TRI THE BOAT Splash and Dash Steamboat Springs Colorado Registration
6/26/2018 Alaska Splash n' Dash Series 1 Anchorage Alaska Registration
6/29/2018 Mini Moraine Man Splash n Dash Portersville Pennsylvania Registration
6/30/2018 Nutmeg Splash and Dash Cheshire Connecticut Registration
6/30/2018 RVA Splash & Dash Series Avalon Richmond Virginia Registration
7/1/2018 Paragon Splash and Dash 3 San Antonio Texas Registration
7/7/2018 Oro Valley Splash-n-Dash 2 Oro Valley Arizona Registration
7/7/2018 Voice of Hope Splash n Dash Dallas Texas Registration
7/8/2018 STRIVE Splash N Dash - Coppin State University Baltimore Maryland Registration
7/10/2018 Alaska Splash n' Dash Series 2 Anchorage Alaska Registration
7/14/2018 Cohasset Kids Triathlon Cohasset Massachusetts Registration
7/15/2018 Jefferson Sprint Triathlon Splash-n-Dash Crozet Virginia Registration
7/21/2018 Kid-Powered Sports Splash and Dash 2 Pflugerville Texas Registration
7/21/2018 RVA Splash & Dash Series Hallsley Chesterfield Virginia Registration
7/21/2018 Boston Triathlon Boston Massachusetts Registration
7/24/2018 Alaska Splash n' Dash Series 3 Anchorage Alaska Registration
7/26/2018 MMTT Splash and Dash Geneva Illinois Registration
7/29/2018 Paragon Splash and Dash 4 San Antonio Texas Registration
8/3/2018 Mountain Lakes Splash and Dash Guntersville Alabama Registration
8/4/2018 Major League Triathlon Vail Valley Avon Colorado Registration
8/11/2018 Kid-Powered Sports Splash and Dash 3 Pflugerville Texas Registration
8/19/2018 Back to School Splash & Dash Fulshear Texas Registration
8/19/2018 USA Triathlon Colorado Springs Splash and Dash presented by SafeSplash Swim School Colorado Springs Colorado Registration
8/26/2018 Maple Grove Triathlon Splash and Dash Maple Grove Minnesota Registration
8/26/2018 USA Triathlon & Tucson JCC Splash & Dash Tucson Arizona Registration
9/2/2018 Leech Lake Splash & Dash Bemidji Minnesota Registration
9/2/2018 Tallahassee YTS Splash & Dash Tallahassee Florida Registration
9/8/2018 Pumpkinkids Splash and Dash South Berwick Maine Registration
9/22/2018 Major League Triathlon Tempe Splash and Dash Tempe Arizona Registration
9/29/2018 Stonebridge Ranch Kids Triathlon McKinney Texas Registration
10/6/2018 Major League Triathlon Charlotte Charlotte North Carolina Registration
10/27/2018 Spooky Splash & Dash Tucson Arizona Registration

Visit usatriathlon.org/splashanddash for the latest calendar and complete information on the series. The series calendar and locations are subject to change.

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 races 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).