is the national governing body
for the multisport
disciplines of triathlon
and winter triathlon
in the United States
. USA Triathlon is a member federation of the U.S. Olympic Committee
and the International Triathlon Union
.Its headquarters are in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
USA Triathlon coordinates and sanctions grass-roots and elite multisport events across the country and works to create interest and participation in those programs.
USA Triathlon’s 135,000-strong membership is composed of athletes of all ages, coaches, officials, parents and fans working to strengthen multisport.
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 American 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.
USA Triathlon's mission is to provide excellence in leadership, structure and education for the growth and development of the sport. USA Triathlon's vision is to set the standard of excellence as a world leader in the sport by promoting a healthy lifestyle and encouraging participation and achievement.