We’re looking to give athletes who have proven themselves in their respective individual sports an opportunity to excel on the multi-sport world stage. Our program supports athletes who have the unique combination of talent, work ethic, and determination that will carry them through the challenging process that leads to winning, or contributing to Team USA winning, an Olympic gold medal.

Our Talent ID program supports and funds the development and progression of athletes who qualify for selection with a world leading time standard in one discipline and an Olympic Development Potential (ODP) time in another discipline; 2x International time standards in any two disciplines; or 1x international and 1x national standard if you are under 20yrs old.

If you are a swimmer, cyclist, runner, or brand new to triathlon and meet (or are very close to meeting) the qualifications below, please email a short bio, your age, and verifiable time trial data or race results to CRP@USATriathlon.org to learn more about how the selection process works how our Talent ID Program can best help guide you in getting started on the Olympic Development path.

A timing chart that displays performance standards in various swim, run and bike distances across four categories: world leading, internationally ranked,  nationally competitive and development potential

A timing chart that displays performance standards for girls in various swim, run and bike distances across four categories: world leading, internationally ranked,  nationally competitive and development potential

A timing chart that displays performance standards for men in various swim, run and bike distances across four categories: world leading, internationally ranked,  nationally competitive and development potential

A timing chart that displays performance standards for women in various swim, run and bike distances across four categories: world leading, internationally ranked,  nationally competitive and development potential

A guide to USA Traithlon's time standards. Swim and run times are classified based on an average of what athletes at four different levels are capable of doing, while bike data is what can be expected during an actual draft legal race.

WE RECOGNIZE THAT EVERY ATHLETE IS DIFFERENT AND SOME SKILLSETS DO NOT FIT WITHIN OUR QUALIFICATION CRITERIA. IF YOU ARE A SINGLE SPORT ATHLETE WHO BELIEVES YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST TRIATHLETES, THEN EMAIL TALENT ID COORDINATOR TOMMY ZAFERES AS YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR SUPPORT.