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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 seventh year and is open to athletes ages 7-15. There will be over 55 events total with 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! 

USA Swimming Foundation

USA Triathlon and the USA Swimming Foundation have partnered in launching a joint campaign to provide all USA Triathlon Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon participants, and their families, with an incentive and opportunity to participate in quality, affordable and easily accessible learn-to-swim programs.

Click here for more information and to find a swim club in your area.

Apply for the 2019 Series

The application period is now open for race directors to apply for the 2019 Splash and Dash Youth Aquathlon Series. Interested race directors can learn more on this Request for Proposal document. Applications are only being accepted online until Dec. 7, 2018. Click here to apply. Please contact Cody Crowther if you have questions.

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
5/19/2018 TRI-BUILDERS Splash and Dash 2018 Chicago Illinois Registration
5/20/2018 USA Triathlon Splash and Dash at the Simon Family JCC Virginia Beach Virginia 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
6/10/2018 Margate, NJ Splash & Dash Margate New Jersey Registration
6/10/2018 PeachKids Tri Splash and Dash Alpharietta Georgia Registration
6/10/2018 Water Works Tri and Youth Splash & Dash Denton Texas 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 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
6/23/2018 SLV Summer Splash and Dash Felton California 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
7/8/2018 STRIVE Splash N Dash - Coppin State University Baltimore Maryland Registration
7/8/2018 Hillsborough YMCA Splash and Dash Hillsborough New Jersey Registration
7/10/2018 Alaska Splash n' Dash Series 2 Anchorage Alaska Registration
7/14/2018 RVA Splash & Dash Kanawha Richmond Virginia Registration
7/14/2018 Cohasset Kids Triathlon Cohasset Massachusetts Registration
7/15/2018 Jefferson Sprint Triathlon Splash-n-Dash Crozet Virginia Registration
7/15/2018 IABT TRI Together Splash and Dash Baltimore Maryland 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
7/22/2018 GU Splash and Dash Spokane Washington 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
7/29/2018 Shoreline Splash and Dash Ivoryton Connecticut 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
8/25/2018 City Bikes Splash and Dash North Miami Florida 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
8/26/2018 Reston Splash and Dash Reston Virginia 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
9/8/2018 Trilogy Splash and Dash Key Biscayne Florida 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