USA Triathlon (USAT) is the National Governing Body for the multisport disciplines (such as: triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, off-road and winter triathlon) in the United States. USAT is a Member Federation of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International Triathlon Union (ITU), and is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The South Midwest Region of USAT includes the states Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.
USAT coordinates and sanctions grassroots and elite multisport events across the country and works to create interest and participation in those programs.
USAT membership is comprised of athletes of all ages, coaches, officials, parents and fans striving together to strengthen multisport.
On the elite level, USAT is responsible for the selection and training of teams to represent the United States in international competition, including the World Championships, Pan Am Games, and Olympic Games. It conducts national camps and clinics and provides coaching education programs.
USAT is also the governing body of paratriathlon and coordinates the development of grassroots opportunities as well as the selection and training of teams to compete in the Paralympics.
On the developmental level, USAT fosters grassroots expansion of the sport, which is facilitated by the sanctioning of age-group events and multisport clubs. National and Regional Championships are held for athletes in all age divisions and disciplines.
Vision/Mission of USA Triathlon
The mission of USAT is to grow and inspire the triathlon community. Our vision is to provide the resources required for all in the triathlon community to reach their full potential.
This mission is maintained by the dedicated passion of our professional staff and our National Board of Directors. USAT’s responsibilities to the sport include but are not limited to:
• Providing relevant services and benefits to USAT Members
• Developing Coaches through our Coaching Certification program
• Developing Race Directors through our Race Director Certification program
• Developing Officials through our Officials Certification program
• Developing, building and supporting multisport clubs throughout the United States
• Establishing and improving Regional Councils
• Supporting and developing National, Junior, Collegiate and Resident Teams
• Developing elite athletes to gain medals in the Olympic Games, Pan American Games and World Championships
• Conducting high-performance camps and clinics for coaches and athletes
• Increasing USAT membership
• Expanding youth development programs
• Enhancing and maintaining a National Rankings system
• Educating and informing the public and press about the multisport lifestyle
• Supporting additional programming to sustain USAT’s relevancy in the marketplace