Splash & Dash
FSU Morcom Aquatic Center
Sunday, June 2nd – 8:30 a.m.
$15 entry fee
THE BASICS: Aquathlon is a fun and fast growing sport that combines swimming and running. It’s a cost-effective alternative to a triathlon, because there is no expense for a bike. This year’s event is a treat for the Tallahassee Youth Triathlon Series, as it is being hosted by USA Triathlon at the FSU Morcom Aquatic Center. There will still be three YTS Youth and Adult Super Sprint events this spring/summer, but we are excited to introduce our community to another aspect of multisport.
USAT YOUTH SPLASH AND DASH AQUATHLON SERIES: The USA Triathlon Splash and Dash Aquathlon Series is open to athletes ages 7-15, but here in Tallahassee we will be opening our event to 5- and 6-year olds as well. There are over 40 events taking place this year in each of the 10 USAT regions. The focus is on participation rather than competition. Each participant will receive a swim cap, finisher’s medal, and Splash and Dash T-shirt from USAT. The Tallahassee Youth Triathlon Series has rented the FSU Morcom Aquatic Center to house the race. and will be coordinating another fabulous post-race party.
GET YOUR FEET WET: Some aquathlons help endurance athletes train for triathlons and improve their swim/run transition while others are designed for those who just want to “get their feet wet!” Our race on June 2nd is just for FUN, not competition, so there will be no awards ceremony following this event.
Ages 5-6: 25 yd swim (1 pool length)/.25 mile
Ages 7-8: 50 yd swim (2 pool lengths)/.5 mile run
Ages 9-10: 100 yd swim (4 pool lengths)/.5 mile run
Ages 11-12: 150 yd swim (6 pool lengths)/1-mile run
Ages 13-15: 200 yd swim (8 pool lengths)/1-mile run
NOTE: The event is divided into waves, starting with the youngest to oldest. USAT defines race age as the age you WILL BE on December 31st in the year of the competition. Further explanation can be found under our RACE INFORMATION tab.
Please follow the link below to register online. Also, please be sure to “like” us on Facebook to stay updated on the 2013 race schedule, clinics, etc. And, if you are NOT currently registering but want to be placed on our email distribution list, send us your information so we can keep you informed about registration deadlines.
ENTRY FEE: $15*
Last day for online registration is May 26th.
*Prices do not include USAT license. Athletes can update their annual USAT membership, or purchase a single-day pass, at time of online registration.