Congratulations to our 2012 Division-2 and All Conference Champions La Canada high school and Division-1 Champions Point Arena high school!
Southwest High School Triathlon Conference Board of Directors
President and Founder - Mark Mason
Treasurer and Accounting - Andrew Stokes
Marketing - William Hightower and James Lubinski
Division 1 Captain - Martin Messersmith
Division 2 Captain - Michael Collins
2013 season update: This year USA Triathlon will be hosting the first ever "High School Championship" in San Diego California on April 20th, 2013!!
High School Triathlon and the SWHSTC
The Southwest High School Triathlon Conference (SWHSTC), founded by Mark Mason in 2011, is an association of high schools within the USA Triathlon’s Southwest Region of the United States, which is comprised of the states of California, Nevada and Arizona. The SWHSTC is recognized as the governing body for the sport of high school triathlon for all schools within California, as well as member schools in the states of Nevada and Arizona. SWHSTC management is located in Point Arena, CA.
The high school teams will be broken down into 4 league divisions with state and league division championship Races.
Division:1 - Northern California
Division:2 - Southern California
Division:3 - Arizona
Division:4 - Nevada
Team Scoring: Best of 3 races combined score
Every High School Triathlete competing for their school team Receives - 1 point.
1st place - 5 points
2nd place - 4 points
3rd place - 3 points
4th place - 2 points
5th place -1 point
The High School team with the most points wins. We will have a division trophy winner as well as a conference trophy winner.
There will also be medals for the top 3 boys and top 3 girl conference triathletes to be awarded at SWHST conference championship race.
High school competition has been a cornerstone of organized sports in this country for over 100 years. High school athletics have provided millions of students the opportunity to participate in their sport during high school, not only recreationally, but also as a development ground for Olympic-caliber athletes. As of 2011, there had been no concerted effort to facilitate broader development of high school triathlon within the United States. Seeing this and recognizing the overwhelming growth of the sport of triathlon across the United States, Mark Mason and student-triathletes representing a number of schools from California and western Nevada banded together to develop the structure for inter high school competition for the sport of triathlon themselves. The result was the SWHSTC.
SWHSTC MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Southwest High School Triathlon Conference is to administer, develop and promote high school triathlon within California, Nevada and Arizona. The SWHSTC shall host an annual Conference Championship event to determine team and individual champions working closely with the West Coast College Triathlon Conference (WCCTC) College and University teams and coaches by having the high schools compete at and helping support there races, while pursuing a leadership role regionally and nationally to foster the growth of high school triathlon.
To achieve this, the SWHSTC shall:
1.•Establish membership policy and certify clubs and athletes as members.
2.•Appoint a Conference Director.
3.•Facilitate a yearly Conference Championship event.
4.•Annually track season results via a Conference Omnium.
5.•Pursue financial support for its mission and its members.
6.•Foster communication with other high school triathlon teams, conferences and regions.
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