The USA Triathlon Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series returns for its sixth year in 2017, with more than 50 swim-run events planned in cities across the United States with the aim of introducing youth to the multisport lifestyle.
The series launched in 2012 with 30 events, and expanded to 40 events in 2013. With a focus on participation and fun, rather than competition, many of the events are not timed.
The 2017 season kicks off in the beginning of April and runs through October, with events hosted in each of USA Triathlon’s 10 regions. USA Triathlon partnered with race directors, community centres, coaches, clubs and parks and recreation departments to solidify the slate of over 50 events for the year. The USA Triathlon staff will also host one of the events in Colorado Springs, Colorado, presented by the Safe Splash Swim School on 19 August.
Participants ages 7-10 will cover a 100m swim and a 1K run, while athletes ages 11-15 will complete a 200m swim and a 2K run.