Aquathletes Participate in 2nd Annual Aquathlon

By Bethany Stallings Jun 1, 2017

As the summer heat approaches, could you imagine a better way to spend an afternoon than swimming in a cool pool or running around the green soccer field?

On a warm Monday afternoon, YISS Aquatics hosted the 2nd Annual Aquathlon event. An aquathlon is a two-stage race involving swimming immediately followed by running. Aquathlons are a common introduction to endurance multisport racing (like triathlons and duathlons).

This year, all YISS students, parents, and teachers could compete in the Aquathlon. Participants had three distances to choose from: “Tadpoles and Turtles” completed 50m of swimming and 600m of running, “Guppies and Gazelles” completed 150m of swimming and 1.5km of running, while “Stingrays and Stallions” completed 300m of swimming and 3km of running. From the first swim stroke to the sprint to the finish line, it was a fun event for all ages and abilities. Each individual accomplished something to be proud of!

At the event, finishers had a chance to win raffle prizes, and every finisher received a certificate with his/her time on it. Everyone can now begin to pursue new goals for next year’s event, such as moving up in the distance category or setting a new personal record.