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2013 Collegiate National Championship
Click here for qualification and registration information for the 2013 Collegiate National Championship.

Collegiate Committee

The USA Triathlon Collegiate Committee is the working group of USAT Collegiate Triathlon, tasked by the Board of Directors to develop, administer and promote collegiate triathlon throughout the United States.

The Collegiate Committee directs and administers the policies to be implemented at the Conference-level and at the Collegiate National Championship. The Committee also works to increase the awareness, development and growth of triathlon at the collegiate level in each of the 10 USAT regions.

For more information about the Collegiate Committee, please click here.

Recruitment Program

The Collegiate Recruitment Program's goal is to expose collegiate swimmers and runners, who have both a background in the other sport and are finished with their eligibility, to the possibility of making a career out of triathlon. Through mentoring them on the steps and skills needed to becoming an elite triathlete, the program’s goal is to identify talent from the NCAA ranks and fast track their growth in triathlon. For more information about the Collegiate Recruitment Program and to view the USA Triathlon Performance Pyramid, please click here.

Important Links

Internet Activities and Student-Athlete Involvement - Learn some of the best practices for education of student-athletes and policy development surrounding the ever-growing use on internet social sites.
Janet Judge, Sports Law Associates

Hazing Policies - This session will explore the dynamics of hazing within athletic teams and identify strategies for effective prevention and intervention, including policy formation, education, accountability, and non-hazing team-building

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Collegiate Triathlon Conferences

There are 10 USA Triathlon Collegiate Triathlon Conferences that are affiliated with the USAT Collegiate program. These 10 regional conferences lead collegiate clubs through local events and programs designed specifically for collegiate athletes. Each Collegiate Conference maintains a page containing results, schedules and additional information. You can find the conference in your area using the map below or choose a conference from the links at right.

USA Triathlon Collegiate Conferences

The sport of triathlon has seen a tremendous amount of growth over the past five years especially within the college and university community, resulting in a steady increase in the number of participants and schools at this level. This growth is expected to continue and has demanded the development of new programs supporting the growth of the college-aged triathlon community.

USAT Collegiate Multisport Development

USA Triathlon welcomes all colleges and universities to register their multisport club with USAT. By registering, your club will have access to resources available only to USAT registered clubs, including optional insurance coverage, grant opportunities, sponsor discounts, regional and national club competitions, and resource guides to help your club grow and succeed. To register your club, please click here.

Get Others Involved

The greatest encouragement to new members is the camaraderie and team support offered by the clubs and the healthy lifestyle advantages that multisports have to offer. It’s great for your health, fitness, cross training and stress reduction.  Multisport training often leads to expanding your social circles and leads to a positive sense of accomplishment.

For cross training, try some non-traditional, but very popular, distances and disciplines.

Triathlon: swim-bike-run
Aquabike: swim-bike
Aquathlon: run-swim-run
Duathlon: run-bike-run
Off-Road: swim - trail riding and running
On-Road: road riding and running (or multi-purpose pathways)
Winter Triathlon: run-mountain bike-ski (all on snow)
Indoor: pool-stationary bike-treadmill

There are various combinations of competitions, from splash-n-dash (swim-run) to formula 1 (run-bike-run-bike-run), so be creative. Mix it up between training, nutrition, healthy living and socializing to keep people interested and coming back year after year.

Coaching

USA Triathlon offers an extremely successful coaching certification program and lists all current certified coaches here. Coaches may be available for full-time positions, part-time positions or special engagements and presentations for your club.

Community Involvement

One of the easiest ways to increase your clubs budget is to put on an event in the community. As an example, multisport clubs can organize a community aquathlon (run-swim-run) and collect registration fees to increase their budget for activities such as traveling to nationals as a team. For more information to put on and sanction your event, please click here or contact sanction@usatriathlon.org 

Don’t wait any longer. For information on clubs and program development, review the information on the Clubs homepage or contact clubs@usatriathlon.org.

For a complete listing of Collegiate Clubs, please click here.

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