USA Triathlon (USAT)
USA Triathlon is the national governing body for the multi-sport disciplines of triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon and winter triathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon is a member federation of the U. S. Olympic Committee and the International Triathlon Union.
USA Triathlon coordinates and sanctions grass-roots and elite multi-sport events across the country and works to create interest and participation in those programs.
USA Triathlon’s 40,000-strong membership is comprised of athletes of all ages, coaches, officials, parents and fans striving together to strengthen multi-sport.
On the elite level, USA Triathlon 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.
On the developmental level, USA Triathlon fosters grass-roots expansion of the sport, which is facilitated by the sanctioning of age-group events and triathlon clubs. National and regional championships are held for triathletes from junior to senior age divisions.
In 2001, USA Triathlon opened the USA Triathlon National Training Center in Clermont, Fla., in conjunction with the Orlando Regional Hospital System. The training center is home to USAT's developmental department and hosts camps, clinics and elite athletes who wish to train in sunny weather.
USA Triathlon’s mission is to provide leadership and structure for the growth and development of excellence in multi-sports. The organization’s vision is to be the “gold standard” for triathlon worldwide. USA Triathlon will inspire fitness as a healthy lifestyle, create a culture for excellence in leadership and competition and be a world leader in the sport.