On Wed, June 22nd, kids from Old Farm swim team and F2BK Multisport Club had an opportunity for participate in the first Old Farm Pool Youth Splash & Dash. The event was hosted by Fit 2 B Kids (F2BK) Multisport Club and USAT Coach Christina Dorrer. Young athletes were organized by age groups and participated in a swim followed by a transition into sneakers and a run on the local trail. This event provided a unique opportunity for strong swimmers to use their skills in a multisport event. Many athletes who participated are not on a swim team and are not necessarily strong swimmers, but may excel in running. Still others participated for the enjoyment, exercise and club or race atmosphere. The Splash & Dash is a USAT Sanctioned event and is used to introduce kids to multisport events and the sport of triathlon which also includes biking. Kids in the F2BK Club are training for several local triathlons this summer.
The winners of each category in the Splash and Dash were:
Ages 7-8 (50 meter swim and .5 mile run) – Charlotte Chang with a time of 6:46
Ages 9-10 (100 meter swim and .5 mile run) – Kalen Wells with a time of 8:33
Ages 11-12 (100 meter swim and 1 mile run – Evan Wise with a time of 15:09
Ages 13 – 15 (150 meter swim and 1 mile run) – Chandler Detrich with a time of 10:34
There will be at least two more Splash & Dash events held on July 20th and August 24th. The goal for the kids is to see improvement in their time over the summer through training. The cost to participate is $15 and includes a T-shirt. For those kids who are not USAT members, a $10 membership is required which is good for any triathlon races or trainings for a full year (https://www.teamusa.org/USA-
Triathlon/Membership-Services/ Join-or-Renew). Anyone interested in learning more about multisport activities and training can still join the F2BK Multisport Club! Information on the club is at www.Fit2BKids.com or you can contact Christina@fit2bkids.com.