Sunday, June 15, 2014

Kid's Splash & Dash!


Yesterday morning COSST held their very first Splash & Dash at the Southside Pool in Shreveport! We have an awesome 50 meter, 8 lane outdoor pool with fenced in grounds all the way around, and I thought it would be a perfect place to hold a swim/run event for the kids. It was a fun way to get them introduced to multi-sport events!

The run was held totally within the grounds of the pool area, so the kids didn't have to get out onto the busy neighborhood streets. It made it very spectator friendly to see them run the quarter mile laps around the fence line. Everyone watching was cheering on the kids as they ran by and finished!

We had two different distances based on the age. A 100 meter time trial swim and a half mile run if you are 5-9 years old, and double that distance if you are 10-14. Awards were donated by Belk (thank you Bill!) and The City of Shreveport Swim Team! Raising Cane's also donated Achievement Awards for a free Kid's Meal, and Chick-fil-A gave us coupons for a free Ice Dream!

There is another Splash & Dash in the making for September! We've had some thoughts for next year as to making it a 3 race series with the distances getting longer with each race! Series winners, and a discount for signing up for all three... the thinking caps are on!

Everyone had a great time! Hope to see you at the next race!