Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Takes Place at Mohegan Park June 16
The New London Recreation Department is pleased to announce the Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon will take place at the Mohegan Park in Norwich. We are also excited to share that the 2018 Norwich Splash and Dash has been named the LARGEST Splash and Dash event in the country!
With the help of the Norwich Recreation and Ledyard Parks & Recreation, we hope to draw many young participants to a sport that combines running and swimming. We know that physical activity is crucial for good health and it is especially important for children if they are to grow into healthy adults. Allowing children to experience a competition where they can get fit, have fun, and challenge themselves is inspiring!
The focus of our youth events is on PARTICIPATION rather than competition. The Splash & Dash attracts youth ages 5-17 and consists of a run, swim, run with distances varying according to the different age groups. Medals will be awarded to every finisher with music and food to follow. The swim course is in a lake and suitable for all levels of swimmers. Life jackets are acceptable.
The Splash & Dash event is the second of a three-series race called the “Triple Crown”. Many athletes participated in the Proud to “DU” It duathlon in April and will return again to finish the series at the Proud to “TRI” youth triathlon at Camp Harkness on September 9th. There will be a special recognition for the youth who accomplish all three events for the “Triple Crown” award.
New London Recreation is committed to promoting youth fitness!
For more information or to register for the Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon, please visit