SD logoWhat 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 sixth year and is open to athletes ages 7-15. There will be fifty (50) events in total with events in each of the ten (10) 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.

2017 Splash and Dash Series Events

*Schedule subject to chance without notice. Please visit the event's website for the most up-to-date information.*

Date Event Name City State Registration Link
4/9/2017 Kids Splash N Dash at HFFA Huntersville North Carolina Registration
4/15/2017 SWAT Splash & Dash Lubbock Texas Registration
4/15/2017 Egg Hunt Splash and Dash Pembroke Pines Florida Registration
4/30/2017 Heart of the Valley Triathlon Corvallis Oregon Registration
4/30/2017 Westfields Triathlon Chantilly Virginia Registration
4/30/2017 Mack Cycle Tri Miami Splash and Dash Miami Florida Registration
5/7/2017 Daemen Splash & Dash Amherst New York Registration
5/21/2017 Water Works Splash and Dash Denton Texas Registration
5/21/2017 San Diego Family Retro Tri and Kids Splash & Dash
Youth clinic available on 5/21/2017.
San Diego California Registration
5/25/2017 Race Omaha Splash and Dash Series #1 Omaha Nebraska Registration
6/3/2017 Columbia Youth Splash and Dash Columbia Maryland Registration
6/10/2017 STRIVE Youth Splash 'N Dash - College Park College Park Maryland Registration
6/10/2017 Tri-Now KIDS! Splash & Dash Farmers Branch Texas Registration
6/17/2017 Norwich Splash and Dash Norwich Connecticut Registration
6/17/2017 Kid-Powered Splash and Dash Race Series #1 Pflugerville Texas Registration
6/17/2017 Naval Base Ventura County Splash and Dash #1 Port Hueneme California Registration
6/18/2017 Rev3 Montclair Triathlon Montclair Virginia Registration
6/24/2017 Buffalo Springs Lake Triathlon Lubbock Texas Registration
6/24/2017 RVA Splash and Dash Series #1 Richmond Virginia Registration
6/24/2017 Daniel Boone Splash and Dash  Berea  Kentucky Registration
6/25/2017 IABT's Overcoming Childhood Obesity Through Multi-Disciplined Sports Splash N Dash Baltimore Maryland Registration
6/27/2017 Alaska Splash and Dash Series #1 Anchorage Alaska Registration
7/1/2017 Nutmeg Splash and Dash Cheshire Connecticut Registration
7/2/2017 Tri Graeagle Splash N Dash Graeagle California Registration
7/6/2017 Race Omaha Splash and Dash Series #2 Omaha Nebraska Registration
7/8/2017 Cohasset Junior Triathlon Cohasset Massachusetts Registration
7/8/2017 Race Oro Valley Youth Splash & Dash Oro Valley Arizona Registration
7/8/2017 Summer Roundup Triathlon Joplin Missouri Registration
7/8/2017 RVA Splash and Dash Series #2 Richmond Virginia Registration
7/11/2017 Alaska Splash and Dash Series #2 Anchorage Alaska Registration
7/22/2017 Kid-Powered Splash and Dash Race Series #2 Pflugerville Texas Registration
7/22/2017 Naval Base Ventura County Splash and Dash #2 Port Mugu California Registration
7/22/2017 Sun City Splash & Dash El Paso Texas Registration
7/22/2017 RVA Splash and Dash Series #3 Richmond Virginia Registration
7/23/2017 Tallahassee YTS Splash & Dash Tallahassee Florida Registration
7/23/2017 Mini Moraine Man Youth Triathlon Portersville Pennsylvania Registration
7/25/2017 Alaska Splash and Dash Series #3 Anchorage Alaska Registration
7/26/2017 MMTT Splash and Dash Geneva Illinois Registration
7/29/2017 Boston Triathlon Splash and Dash Boston Massachusetts Registration
8/4/2017 Splash & Dash at Wilson Pool Fayetteville Arkansas Registration
8/5/2017 STRIVE Youth Splash 'N Dash - Baltimore Baltimore Maryland Registration
8/5/2017 Sylvania SuperKids Splash and Dash Sylvania Ohio Registration
8/6/2017 Race Omaha Splash and Dash Series #3 Omaha Nebraska Registration
8/12/2017 Kid-Powered Splash and Dash Race Series #3 Pflugerville Texas Registration
8/12/2017 Paris Splash and Dash Paris Tennessee Registration
8/13/2017 XTERRA Syracuse Splash and Dash Fayetteville New York Registration
8/19/2017 USA Triathlon Splash and Dash Presented by Safe Splash Swim School Colorado Springs Colorado Registration
8/19/2017 Sierra Splash 'Dash Mammoth Lakes California Registration
8/20/2017 Wicked Splash & Dash South Hamilton Massachusetts Registration
8/20/2017 4th Annual Back to School Slash and Dash Fulshear Texas Registration
8/20/2017 Tucson JCC & USA Triathlon Splash & Dash Tucson Arizona Registration
8/26/2017 Lake Tahoe Splash and Dash Tahoma California Registration
8/27/2017 Lake Thunderbird Aquathlon Norman Oklahoma Registration
9/9/2017 Pumpkinkids Splash and Dash South Berwick Maine Registration
9/9/2017 Pitch Pine Challenge Tamworth New Hampshire Registration
9/9/2017 Trilogy Splash & Dash North Miami Florida Registration
9/10/2017 Best in the West Triathlon Festival Sweet Home Oregon Registration
9/10/2017 Pitchfork Athletics Splash and Dash Tempe Arizona Registration
10/1/2017 Pure Austin Splash 'n Dash Austin Texas Registration
10/15/2017 SuperKid Triathlon and Splash & Dash Santa Cruz California Registration
TBA RVA Splash & Dash Series
Fairfax Virginia Registration