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! 

2020 Splash and Dash Series Events

*Dates and locations are subject to change without notice.*

Event Date

Event Name


January 17

Alaska Indoor Splash n' Dash Series

Anchorage, AK


Downtown YMCA Spash and Dash

Omaha, NE


Tri the Parks Splash N Dash

Atlanta, GA


BAM Youth & Family Splash 'n' Dash

American Fork, UT


Edmond YMCA Splash and Dash

Edmond, OK


Westward Look Splash and Dash

Tucson, AZ


Be Atomic -Spring Kids Splash and Dash

Spencer, IN


SWAT Splash & Dash

Lubbock, TX


North Texas Splash n Dash Series

McKinney, TX


Spring Sprint Triathlon

San Diego, CA

May 3

Virginia Beach Splash and Dash

Virginia Beach, VA


Typhoon Texas Kids Triathlon

Katy, TX


Midwest City YMCA Splash and Dash

Edmond, OK

May 17

Paragon Splash and Dash Series

San Antonio, TX

May 23

Greensboro Youth Tri 7.03 Youth Series

Greensboro, NC


TriMonster Youth Splash & Dash

Venice, FL


Laguna Madre Gator Chase

Port Isabel, TX


Norwich Splash and Dash

Norwich, CT


Black Diamond Adventure Camps: Splash and Dash!

Auburn, MA


Earlywine Park YMCA

Oklahoma City, OK


Kid-Powered Sports Splash and Dash Series

Pflugerville, TX


Montclair Triathlon

Montclair, VA

June 20

RVA Splash & Dash Series

Chesterfield, VA


Fox Brook Park Splash and Dash

Brookfield, WI

July 10

HITS Triathlon Series

Kingston, NY

July 11

Bad Boy Kids Splash and Dash

Batesville, AR

July 12

Women's Philadelphia Kids' Splash & Dash

Philadelphia, PA


Bethany YMCA Splash and Dash

Bethany, OK

July 18

Katy Splash and Dash

Katy, TX

July 23

MMTT Splash and Dash

Geneva, IL

July 25

Cheshire YMCA Splash and Dash

Cheshire, CT

July 25

Badgers Splash and Dash

West Deptford, NJ

July 26

Splash and Dash By The Sea

Marblehead, MA


Splash and Dash Youth Aquathlon

Glenview, IL

August 1

Black Bear Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon

Alcoa, TN

August 1

Boston Triathlon

Boston, MA

August 8

Greeley Kids Splash and Dash

Greeley, CO

August 15

Kingwood Splash & Dash

Kingwood, TX

August 16

Reston Super Hero Splash and Dash

Reston, VA

August 16

San Diego Kids Splash and Dash

San Diego, CA

August 21

Maple Grove Triathlon

Maple Grove, MN

August 22

The Woodlands Splash & Dash

Spring, TX

August 23

Hillsborough YMCA Splash and Dash

Hillsborough, NJ

August 29

Sun City Splash & Dash

El Paso, TX

September 5

Captiva Splash and Dash

Captiva Island, FL

September 12

Splash & Dash OBX

Nags Head, NC

September 12

New Caney Slpash & Dash

New Caney, TX

September 15

Splash, Dash 'n Smile

North Richland Hills, TX


YWCA Central Maine Splash & Dash

Lewiston, ME

September 26

Cross Creek Ranch Splash and Dash

Fulshear, TX

October 4

Westfield Triathlon

Manassas, VA

October 10

Mission Bay Triathlon

San Diego, CA

October 20

KIDS! Fall Splash & Dash

Dallas, TX