Welcome our new Mideast Regional Athletic Development Coordinator, Rick Slawinski!

The Talent ID Series is the Mideast’s Regions primary way to promote the sport of triathlon to youth (15 & under) and junior (16-19) athletes.  As the name suggests, it also serves to identify top talent in our region.  The talent ID series features age appropriate distance races around the region.  This year’s series featured 4 races in four of our five great states.  With more than 260 total participants, we had a great showing at all the races.  Elite Endeavors’ races in Sylvania, OH finished the year off strong in early August.  Their SuperKids races on Saturday, August 10th easily brought in the most kids for a weekend full of racing.

To ensure equal representation around the region, we are looking for a race director in Illinois to incorporate youth and junior distances into one of their races next year.  We are also considering adding more races across the region and adding a points series if there is interest.  Please share your feedback with Rick Slawinski, Mideast’s Regional Athletic Development Coordinator (RADC).

If you want to learn more about USA Triathlon’s development program, performance standards, racing and camps, check out Junior Elite or contact Rick Slawinski.

 Rick Slawinski

Rick Slawinski – Regional Athletic Development Coordinator