Strive 2 Tri has been approved to host a Youth Splash & Dash event (September 1, 2012) within the beltway at the Linson Pool in College Park, MD across from UMD. This is open to all kids (7-17) and is destined to be a fun, well-orchestrated event to bring beginners in to the sport as well as challenge more experienced young athletes. We have included a Relay Team division for youths who are not great swimmers where they can partner up with a buddy and still have fun. Lastly there is a Youth Team Challenge where we are inviting local competitive swim teams to participate.
What a perfect way for kids to end the summer especially after watching weeks of US athletes compete at the Summer Olympics. The event will take place within an outdoor 50m pool followed by a transition to a run course closed to vehicular traffic for this USAT sanctioned fun race. Also there are acres of BBQ grills and locations for families to picnic after if interested.
Sign your kids up and come support the Strive 2 Tri Jr. Triathlon Club with this inaugural event. Many of you know Strive 2 Tri as we regularly volunteer within the community and at races. Most recently at the General Smallwood Race where we supported a water station and were the 1st faces many of you saw when you crossed the finish line.
Register at www.strive2tri.org and please pass on to your friends. Contact me for any questions or if you want to help out at tnelson[at]strive2tri.org
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This year's splash and dash is August 24, in College Park:
"The Strive 2 Tri Youth Splash & Dash is a FUN, short course Aquathon consisting of a swim in a 3ft outdoor pool followed by a run according to the age of the participant. This event is designed to introduce young athletes to the fun and challenges of a multisport race event. Young athletes distances include Ages 7-10 (100m swim and 1K run) and Ages 11-15 (200m swim and 2K run). Spectators will enjoy the scenic atmosphere of the beautiful Paint Branch Park which includes a lake, ample space for family picnics, BBQ grills and a Farmers Market at the event. We encourage ALL experience levels in this "pressure-free" event and ALL participants receive a Finisher Medal with other goodies. This event is also open to physically challenged youth athlete and is conducted on a closed, paved trail."
Please don't forget also the one closer to home put on by long-time DC Tri Club members:
Youth SPLASH & DASH Set for Aug. 18th -Sign Up Now!
The 1st Arlington Triathlon Club SPLASH & DASH for youth ages 7-15 will take place Sun., Aug 18th at Washington & Lee High School. The swim-run begins at 9 am. For information and to register, please go to: