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 tenth year and is open to athletes ages 7-15. USA Triathlon expects to have over 50 events in 2023.

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 must be USA Triathlon sanctioned. By participating in a USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event, athletes can rest assured the event has met USA Triathlon's stringent safety standards backed by the protection of our strong insurance program.

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!

2023 Splash and Dash Series Schedule

Event Name Event Date Location
February 11 Kingsbury Club Youth Splash and Dash Medfield, Massachusetts
April 15 Victory YMCA Splash & Dash Yorktown, Virginia
April 16 Wolverines Splash and Dash San Diego, California
April 23 Tri-Now KIDS! Splash & Dash Bachman - April Bachman, Texas
April 30 Cactus Man Triathlon Tempe, Arizona
April 30 Orange County Triathlon Mission Viejo, California
May 20 Omni Kids Tri Splash n Dash Huntsville, Alabama
May 20 St. Louis Kid's Splash n' Dash St. Louis, Missouri
May 21 UDAC Splash & Dash Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
May 21 305 Triathlon Miami, Florida
May 21 French Creek TriFest Youth Splash & Dash Elverson, Pennsylvania
May 26 Tri Clear Lake Clear Lake, Iowa
May 27 Socorro Youth Splash and Dash Socorro, New Mexico
June 2 Route 66 Youth Splash & Dash El Reno, Oklahoma
June 3 Tri-Shark Classic Triathlon and Duathlon Hudson, Illinois
June 3 Heartland Triathlon Sebring, Florida
June 10 Minnesota JCC Splash and Dash Minneapolis, Minnesota
June 10 LandShark Swim & Aquathlon Amesbury, Massachusetts
June 10 Hyannis 1 Triathlon Centerville, Massachusetts
June 10 Laguna Madre Gator Chase Los Fresnos, Texas
June 17 Ramsey Kids Splash & Dash Ramsey, New Jersey
June 17 Treasure Valley Triathlon Splash & Dash Youth Series Boise, Idaho
June 17 Pat Griskus Olympic Triathlon Middlebury, Connecticut
June 17 Southern Firecracker Triathlon Grenada, Mississippi
June 23 5th Annual Trifest for MS Kids Splash and Dash Bentonville, Arkansas
June 24 Tri-Now KIDS! Splash & Dash Samuell Grand Samuell Grand, Texas
June 24 RVA Splash & Dash Series Midlothian, Virginia
June 25 Pleasant Prairie Triathlon Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
June 27 Alaska Splash n' Dash Series #1 Anchorage, Alaska
July 1 Pikes Peak Swim/Run Colorado Springs, Colorado
July 8 Lake Whatcom Splash & Dash Bellingham, Washington
July 8 Mountain Lakes Triathlon Guntersville, Alabama
July 9 Women's Philadelphia Kids Splash & Dash Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
July 11 Alaska Splash n' Dash Series #2 Anchorage, Alaska
July 12 MMTT Splash and Dash St. Charles St. Charles, Illinois
July 14 Legacy Triathlon Youth Splash and Dash Long Beach, California
July 15 Tri-Now KIDS! Splash & Dash Lake Highlands Lake Highlands, Texas
July 17 Reston Superhero Youth Triathlon Reston, Virginia
July 19 MMTT Splash and Dash Geneva Geneva, Illinois
July 19 Wednesday Wonders Sprint Triathlon Hewitt, New Jersey
July 22 Tri Boulder Boulder, Colorado
July 25 Alaska Splash n' Dash Series #2 Anchorage, Alaska
July 29 Outer Banks OBSE Splash and Dash Nags Head, North Carolina
July 30 JCC Race Omaha Youth Splash and Dash Omaha, Nebraska
August 4 USA Triathlon Nationals Splash and Dash  Milwaukee, Wisconsin
August 5 Westwood Kids Splash and Dash Norman, Oklahoma
August 5 Tri-Now KIDS! Splash & Dash Fretz Fretz, Texas
August 25 Maple Grove Triathlon Maple Grove, Minnesota
August 25 ROC Splash and Dash Rochester, New York
August 26 370 Lakeside Kids Splash n' Dash St. Louis, Missouri
August 26 Tri the Wildwoods North Wildwoods, New Jersey
August 26 Rochester Triathlon Rochester, New York
August 26 Boston Triathlon Splash & Dash Boston, Massachusetts
September 8 TriUtah Brineman Triathlon Syracuse, Utah
September 9 White Lake White Lake, North Carolina
September 16 Kokopelli Triathlon Hurricane City, Utah
September 17 San Diego Kids Splash & Dash San Diego, California
September 17 Saugerties Triathlon and Splash & Dash Saugerties, New York
September 17 Mini Maniac Youth Triathlon Mount Sinai, New York
October 14 Arcadia Youth Splash and Dash Edmond, Oklahoma
October 15 Tri-Now KIDS! Splash & Dash Bachman - October Bachman, Texas
October 21 Palm Springs Triathlon Splash and Dash Palm Springs, California

Race directors interested in being part of the 2023 series should reach out directly to Cody Crowther, Events Manager. Race directors can expect the following benefits in 2023:

  • Splash and Dash-branded finisher medals for each athlete
  • Waived youth event sanctioning fees!
  • Dedicated support from the USA Triathlon events and sanctioning teams 

If you have questions, please email Cody.Crowther@usatriathlon.org for more details.