USA Triathlon Youth Splash and Dash

Aquathlon Series Combines Running and Swimming

The BSA invites members to participate in the USA Triathlon’s Youth Splash and Dash Aquathlon Series. The Splash and Dash Aquathlon is a fun and fast-growing sport that combines running and swimming. The focus of this event is on participation rather than competition. All events within the series will be sanctioned by USA Triathlon.

Participating in the Splash and Dash Aquathon this summer is a great way to live up to the SCOUTStrong Healthy Living Initiative’s motto: Fit · Fuel · Fun!


Who Can Participate?

The USA Triathlon Youth Splash and Dash Aquathlon Series is open to athletes ages 7 to 15. BSA members who are in between 7 and 15 and have a USA Triathlon one-day or annual youth membership are eligible to take part in the fun and exciting multisport series. Be prepared for a great experience, bring a positive attitude, and be ready to learn firsthand about multisport!
Aquathlon race specifics are as follows:


Ages 7-8

Ages 9-10

Ages 11-12

Ages 13-15












Where Are the Events?

There will be 45 events nationwide this year. The 2015 event schedule is located here.

How Do I Register to Participate?

To find a Splash and Dash close to you, go to this Web page.

To see a webinar on how to plan your own Splash and Dash event, please click here.

Merit Badges and Sports

The following BSA merit badges are related to the USA Triathlon Youth Splash and Dash:

Athletics Cycling Personal Fitness Swimming Sports
Water Sports Cooking  

The Boy Scouts of America is a proud supporter of USA Triathlon, the national governing body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon, and paratriathlon in the United States. The BSA and USA Triathlon are committed to increasing the health of America’s youth by developing a national interest in multisport participation.