Welcome to KidZone
Triathlon is a great way to stay active and have fun. In the USA Triathlon KidZone you can learn tips for your swim, bike and run, discover the best way to set up your transition area and find ideas for healthy snacks. Miles will take you on his multisport adventures, and you can even play games and submit your own race photos. We love multisport, and we know you do too!
Show us your creative side!
Send your triathlon stories, poems or drawings to us at email@example.com with USAT Kids as the subject, and you may see it in an upcoming issue of USA Triathlon Kids.
The Big Question
In the winter months, what are your favorite ways to stay active besides swim, bike and run?Answer the big question! Send your responses in 40 words or fewer to firstname.lastname@example.org with Youth Big Question as the subject.
What's the easiest part of a triathlon for you?
In the winter 2014 issue of USA Triathlon Kids, we asked four elite athletes to us what their goals were as kids and how they train today. The also shared fun facts like their favorite foods and hobbies!
We asked YOU to guess who was featured in the kid photos. Find the answers below. How many did you get right?
|1) Matt Chrabot|
|2) Sarah Groff|
|3) Alicia Kaye|
- Hey kids: When you practice swim, bike and run, don't forget to practice transitions, too! They can help improve your time in your next race.
- Drafting is not allowed at most triathlons, so you'll need to keep three bike lengths between you and the person in front of you. If you need to pass someone, you have to pass them in 15 seconds.
- Try a brick workout this year! You can either swim and bike, or bike and run. These workouts help you practice transitions, too.
Youth Splash and Dash Aquathlon Series
A Splash and Dash, known as an Aquathlon, is a fun and fast-growing sport that combines running and swimming. The USA Triathlon Youth Splash and Dash Aquathlon Series is open to athletes ages 7-15 and features a swim/run combination.
Splash and Dash Educational Flyers (PDF)
Click here to learn more about USA Triathlon’s Splash and Dash Aquathlon Series.
Race Day Equipment Checklist
By Coach Todd
1. Triathlon equipment bag (with USA Triathlon membership tag)
2. Small hand towel or transition mat for transition area layout
3. Towel for personal use (optional)
4. Trisuit or swimsuit
5. Swim cap
6. Flip flops (optional for after the race)
1. Bike (serviced and ready ahead of time)
2. Bike pump or tires pumped
3. Cycling pants (optional, if you don’t race in your trisuit or swimsuit)
4. Cycling shirt or running singlet (optional, if it is cold or you don’t cycle in a trisuit)
5. Cycling shoes (if you use clip-in pedals or not cycling in your running shoes)
6. Socks (optional if you wear them)
7. Bike helmet
1. Running shoes (with lace locks optional)
2. Singlet (optional, short sleeve and/or long sleeve depending on weather)
3. Running shorts (if you don’t race in your trisuit or swimsuit or you want to change after the race)
4. Nutritional bar or snack
5. Water bottle (water and fluid replacement)
6. Race number (if you picked up your race packet in advance)
7. Race belt for your race number (running singlet needed if not using race belt)
2. Baby powder (small)
3. Glide (wetsuit)
5. Cap or hat
“It’s not WHERE you finish but HOW you finish!”
Todd Waldner is the founder, director and lead coach of iCAN Junior Triathlon Club. He is a USA Triathlon Youth and Junior Certified Coach and Certified Race Director.
USA Triathlon Kids Games
Every issue of USA Triathlon Kids has fun games for you — from word searches to "What's Different?" Find the answers to all the games here.
Winter 2014 — click here for the answers
Fall 2013 — click here for the answers
Summer 2013 — click here for the answers
Spring 2013 — click here for the answers
Winter 2013 — click here for the answers
Fall 2012 — click here for the answers
Summer 2012 — click here for the answers
Spring 2012 — click here for the answers
Winter 2012 — click here for the answers