2016 Youth Series Races

The events that will host 2016 SMW Youth Series have been announced!  Check them out below:

McKinney Kiwanis Youth TriSunday, April 3, 2016
Typhoon Kids TriSunday, May 22, 2016
Tri Youth RacingSunday, June 5, 2016
Cooper Youth TriSaturday, June 25, 2016
Tri Aggieland Kids Sunday, June 26, 2016
Hill Country Kid’s TriSaturday, July 16, 2016
Waco Kids TriSaturday, July 23, 2016
Ironfish Kids TriSaturday, August 6, 2016
Lil Buggy Kids Tri (Regional Championship)Monday, September 5, 2016

For more information on the 2016 Youth Series, more information can be found here.

Races Selected for 2016 Regional and State Championships

Here are your state and regional championship races for 2016! We will provide links to these events in the schedule as they become available.

Arkansas State DuathlonDu for the Parks, Hot Springs, ARMonday, May 30, 2016
Arkansas State TriathlonSprint The Bend Triathlon, Rogers, AR Sunday, June 26, 2016
Louisiana State DuathlonOpelousas Rotary Sunrise Duathlon, Opelousas, LASunday, March 20, 2016
Louisiana State TriathlonSugarman Triathlon, Youngsville, LASunday, October 2, 2016
Oklahoma State DuathlonFall Classic Duathlon, Bethany, OKSunday, October 16, 2016
Oklahoma State TriathlonRoute 66 Olympic Distance Triathlon, El Reno, OKSaturday, June 4, 2016
Texas State DuathlonTexas Tough Duathlon, San Antonio, TXSunday, November 6, 2016
Texas State TriathlonTRI IT for Casa Triathlon, Lewisville, TXSunday, June 12, 2016
Regional Duathlon ChampionshipDraper Lake Duathlon, Oklahoma City, OKSunday, July 10, 2016
Long Course Regional TriathlonTRI49 Triathlon, Rogers, ARSunday, September 25, 2016
Intermediate Course Regional TriathlonTri-Arkansas, Arkadelphia, ARSaturday, August 20, 2016
Sprint Course Regional TriathlonArcadia Lake Triathlon, Edmond, OKSunday, August 14, 2016

Officials Clinic to be held with Houston's Oktoberfest Triathlon

There will be a clinic for certifying new USAT officials in conjunction with the 5th Annual Oktoberfest Triathlon on Saturday, October 10, 2015.  i Tri Events has helped secure a venue to host the clinic the day prior to the race.  There is no charge for attending a clinic.

The Officials Certification Clinic consists of about three hours of classroom lecture and discussion. Each clinic has a limited number of spaces and applicants are urged to reserve a space early.  On race day, the clinic participant will be assigned to marshal some portion of the race, under the supervision of the clinic instructor.  

Requirements for an official include:

  1. Demonstrate a sincere interest in officiating.
  2. Be in good physical condition, weigh less than 215 pounds, and be capable of riding for hours at a time as a passenger on a motorcycle.
  3. Be a member of USA Triathlon.
  4. Satisfactorily complete the written examination of the Competitive Rules.
  5. Attend, participate, and complete classroom session of clinic.
  6. Participate satisfactorily in the race practicum.

If this is of interest to you or someone you know, please contact Doug Harvey at doughrv@gmail.com to reserve your spot at the clinic!

Bidding is now open for 2016 Championships

We are now accepting bids for the 2016 regional and state championships for the South Midwest Region!  We are looking for the following races:

Arkansas State Duathlon
Arkansas State Triathlon
Oklahoma State Duathlon
Oklahoma State Triathlon
Texas State Triathlon
Texas State Duathlon
Louisiana State Triathlon Championship
Louisiana State Duathlon
Regional Championship Duathlon
Regional Sprint Distance Championship
Regional Long Distance Triathlon
Regional Intermediate Distance Triathlon
Regional Paratriathlon Championship

Are you a race director and know your race should be the championship?  This process is easy and can all be completed online.  Click on the button below to access the Google Doc and complete the application in less than 5 minutes!

Regional Council Elections

South Midwest USAT Members,

The nominations for the region elections has now opened.  These elections are for seats on the regional council.  If anyone sent their information in before today, it will need to be sent again in order to be on the ballot.  The timeline is below:

Election Timeline, Procedure, and Rules

July 15 Call for Nominations posted on USA Triathlon website.
July 31Nominations open for upcoming year
August 31Nominations close
September 15Ballots made available to members, and ballots and candidate information posted on USA Triathlon website.
October 15Final day for ballots to be postmarked or electronically recorded
October 31Election results announced
November 15Deadline to protest election
December 15Deadline to hear and decide any protest
December 16Election results certified
January 1New Board takes office

IconOne Announces Junior Elite Skills Camp

The USA Triathlon National Youth and Junior Skills Camp is set for June 29-July 3, 2015in San Antonio, Texas.  This 5 day overnight camp is an awesome opportunity for young athletes age 12-16 (age as of 12-31-15).  

Participants will receive skill and competency ratings in swim/bike/run, learn more about open water racing, meet with coaches about training plan design, learn the basics of nutrition and sport psychology and more in a fun, safe environment.

All sessions are led by USA Triathlon certified coaches with youth and junior experience.

Click Here for more information

Registration Link 

New Website Design

Website changes are under way!  In an effort to get updates to you faster and from all the groups, we have rebuilt the website from the ground up.  Feel free to let us know of anything missing that may not have carried over.  I can be emailed here with any of those changes.