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. This USA Triathlon (USAT) Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series will feature a swim(pool)/run combination.
• Get a chance to try out the multisport lifestyle. It will really help you to “get your feet wet!”
• 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.
What is USAT?
USAT or USA Triathlon is the national governing body for the multi-sport disciplines of triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon, and winter triathlon in the United States.
What are the Youth distances?
USAT youth events are for ages 6-15 yrs. There are two categories, Youth Junior and Youth Senior. See below for age groups and distances for events.
Youth Jr. Age 6-10 100M Swim – 1K Run
Youth Sr. Age 11-15 200M Swim – 2K Run
In USAT events, Racing Age is determined by the participants age on December 31st of the current year.
The City of Dallas Splash & Dash series events are all USAT sanctioned events, the following rules apply:
Annual membership for youth is $10 and is good for 12 months. All youth participating in the Splash & Dash events must obtain a USAT membership, and can be purchased below:
USAT YOUTH MEMEBRSHIP: To obtain the USAT Youth membership, visit the USAT MEMBERSHIP HUB ( https://member.usatriathlon.org/login) You will need to create an account and then follow the prompts. It is important to choose the YOUTH membership option and the membership will be in the name of the child, not the parent.
2023 Event Series:
Sunday April 23th – 1:00 PM: Bachman Indoor Pool
Saturday June 24th – 8:00 AM: The Cove at Samuell Grand
Saturday July 15th – 8:00 AM: Lake Highlands Aquatic Center
Saturday Aug 5th – 8:00 AM: The Cove at Fretz Park
2023 Dallas Swim Team members only need their USAT Youth Membership to participate registration for the event is free!
Additional general details of events (full details of each event will be emailed to participants during event week)
Check-in: Check-In begins 1 hour and 15 minutes before start time. After you check in and get your bib, bring all your race gear into the transition area. Read below for more info.
Transition area: Transition area opens approximately 1 hour before race start and closes 15 minutes before start (at the same time the Race-Day meeting is held – see below).
Bring all your race gear into the transition area, and find the aisle where your number is. Sidewalk chalk will be available for kids to “customize” their space for easy identification during the race. Lay out your gear in your ‘spot’. Drink plenty of fluids, relax, and report to the pre-race meeting. After the race, check your transition area to make sure that you have collected everything you brought in with you. We highly recommend that you mark all of your gear, especially shoes! You must claim all your gear as you exit on race day. One adult will be allowed in transition with athlete to assist with set up. After transition closes, only race officials, staff, racer and volunteers will be allowed in transition.
Race day meeting: All events will have a pre-race meeting approximately 15 minutes prior to start time. Event particulars will be discussed and questions will be answered by race organizers. Plan on arriving early to check in and setup your transition area PRIOR to the pre-race meeting.
Note: full details of each event will be sent to participants during event week.