Splash & Dash
FSU Morcom Aquatic Center
Sunday, July 13, 2014 – 8:30 a.m.
**We had a GREAT time at the first-ever Splash & Dash, held in Tallahassee on June 2, 2013. Please share your photos on our Facebook page, and stay tuned for details on our 2nd annual Splash & Dash event, coming up on Sunday, July 13, 2014. Registration will open in spring 2014.**
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. Splash & Dash events are a treat for the Tallahassee Youth Triathlon Series, as they are organized by USA Triathlon but hosted by us at the FSU Morcom Aquatic Center.
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 open 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 July 13th 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.
Registration for the Splash & Dash will open in spring 2014. But, please be sure to “like” us on Facebook to stay updated on the 2014 race schedule, clinics, etc. And, if you’d like to be placed on our email distribution list, send us your information so we can keep you informed about registration deadlines.
REGISTRATION FEE: $15
*Prices do not include USAT license. Athletes can update their annual USAT membership ($15), or purchase a single-day pass ($10), at time of registration. This USAT membership covers event insurance and is required for all other 2013 YTS races, so we highly recommend the annual membership. Additionally, current USAT members are invited to participate, free of charge, in our lineup of practice clinics being held all summer long.