OSWEGO, NY -“Tri-Oswego is proud to welcome Oswego County Federal Credit Union as our new Splash and Dash Title Sponsor.” said race director Shane Broadwell. “Tri-Oswego could not exist without the support of community driven businesses like OCFCU. Together, we are committed to making sure that our youth athletes will get the best race experience possible.”
The USAT Sanctioned Splash & Dash is a youth aquathlon consisting of a timed 200-yard indoor swim followed by a 1.6-mile run where youth athletes will run side-by-side with adult triathletes to the event’s finish line in Breitbeck Park.
The Oswego event is part of the USAT Splash & Dash Series making it one of only fifty events of its kind being held in the United States this year.
“The Oswego County FCU has long been committed to serving the community of Oswego. We are very proud to be the sponsor of the Splash and Dash this year. As kids nationwide struggle with obesity events like the splash and dash are sorely needed to keep our kids active and healthy.” said Bill Carhart, CEO of Oswego County Federal Credit Union
“We are providing a very unique experience for our children” said Christopher Jones, assistant race director for Tri-Oswego. “Several races offer youth elements but few, if any, have youth athletes running next to adult athletes and crossing the finish line together at a major event. We have done this in a safe, family friendly, community driven event that will hopefully encourage the next generation of multi-sport athletes.”
Registration for the Tri-Oswego Splash & Dash is open to children ages 11-15 years old. The $25 registration includes a required One-Day USAT membership, race shirt, finisher’s medal, and cool race swag.
About Tri-Oswego Triathlon
The Tri-Oswego Triathlon is now in its fourth year and continue to grow in popularity. More than 300 athletes from all over the country compete yearly. Olympic and sprint distances are offered, Participants just testing the waters of the triathlon experience can also sign up as a 3-person relay team, taking on either the swim, bike or run component.
All participants will receive a finisher’s medal, technical T-shirt, red carpet finish, and access to a free post-race barbecue and events overlooking Lake Ontario.
This event has a fun and entertaining atmosphere, which is ideal for the beginner triathlete looking to get more experience as well as the seasoned athlete looking to test their speed and endurance.
Further information about the race can be found online at www.tri-oswego.com
About Oswego Federal Credit Union
Founded in 1975, OCFCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative association, which serves more than 8,000 members from throughout Oswego County. Further information on the credit union can be found online at www.oswegofcu.org