The Colorado Springs USA Triathlon Youth Splash and Dash presented by SafeSplash Swim School will be returning for its fifth year and is open to athletes ages 7-15. A Splash and Dash is a fun and fast-growing sport that combines running and swimming. The swim will take place in Cheyenne Mountain's scenic outdoor pool in the shadows of Pikes Peak, while the run will take placed on a closed, paved path that encircles a lake around the Resort. The focus is on PARTICIPATION rather than competition. The event will not be timed and is sanctioned by USA Triathlon.
USA Triathlon is pleased to have the SafeSplash Swim School of Colorado Springs as the presenting sponsor for the Colorado Springs Youth Splash and Dash.
Do you remember when you took swimming lessons? Most of us do. Learning to swim is a defining experience in a child's life, an experience that creates lasting memories similar to learning to ride a bike. But unlike riding a bike, swimming is important to your child's safety and development. At SafeSplash, we understand... Swimming is a life skill. Giving your child the opportunity to learn from passionate instructors that provide individual attention in the best facilities, sets them up for an outstanding experience. That is the SafeSplash Way.
Just a little bit about SafeSplash Swim School located at 13171 Bass Pro Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado, across from the Bass Pro Shop:
- This is a brand new state-of-the-art facility offering swimming lessons for kids and people of all ages starting at 6 months old
- Indoor, warm water swim lessons; our pool is always 92 degrees
- Experienced, professional, passionate instructors
- Exceptional Learn to Swim curriculum
- Parent and baby or toddler classes
- Swim team preparation classes
- Family First Convenience - Our flexible schedule will meet even the busiest family’s needs!
- Unparalleled customer service
When you decide that you want to compete in the aquathlon, you will need somewhere to train! Athletes and their respective families are able to take advantage of a guest pass rate at Cheyenne Mountain Resort all the way up until race day! Practice your swimming in their beautiful aquatics center, and practice your running and strength training in their state-of-the-art workout facilities. Families of up to 4 will be able to receive a full, one-day pass for $50, which includes access to all spa and fitness center facilitites for each family member. Furthermore, existing members of Cheyenne Mountain Country Club will also be eligible for a race discount. Please email Matt Reger at firstname.lastname@example.org to access these discounts. You can also visit Cheyenne Mountain for more information.
Please note that the $10 race entry does not include the cost of purchasing a youth annual membership. You will be required to purchase a USA Triathlon youth annual membership for $10 as you work through the registration process. All participants must be a youth annual member to participate! If you are already a USAT youth annual member, there will be a section in the registration to enter your USAT member number.
Event details and schedule
Racing will begin at 8:30am! Ages 7-10 will swim 100m and run 1k. Ages 11-15 will swim 200m and run 2k. Registration will also be available the morning of the race from 7:00 a.m.-8:15 a.m. Registration and check-in the morning of the event will take place at the Aquatics Center at Cheynne Mountain Resort. There will be a USA Triathlon tent where this will occur, as well as directional signage directing you to this area. Race will start promptly at 8:30am.
For more information on training and activites for everything multisport, visit our USAT KidsZone!