In 2001, Keith Dickson was father to five kids and looking to get them involved in sports. Keith had been a competitive swimmer – swimming on the U.S. National Team and swimming for two Hall of Fame Coaches. In 2001, Keith had been bitten by the triathlon “bug” and was enjoying the training and racing with this new sport. Instead of guiding his kids toward swim teams, he and some other parents formed a small kids’ triathlon team in 2002.
Starting with seventeen kids, (four of them were Dickson children), he and the other parents led what was truly a “family activity disguised as a team.” Keith applied what he knew to the training of these kids – he trained them year-round just as competitive swimmers would train.
He found that they absolutely thrived. “I looked at their faces, and I could see how much they loved it,” says Keith. “They had glowing faces.” The kids loved getting outside. They loved training hard. They loved the social aspect of training as a team. Those initial 2002 kids moved on to compete at the Junior Elite level performing at the national and world class level.
Today, MMTT still operates as a not-for-profit USAT High Performance Team with professional coaches and dedicated support staff. We have built upon Keith's foundation of guiding youth triathletes who possess a desire to learn more about the sport and/or compete at the highest level in youth triathlon. As our team grew, we expanded to provide two paths for youth triathletes: our Youth Development Team and our Elite Team.
Youth Development Team
Our Youth Development Team focuses on safely developing age-appropriate triathlon skills, speed and character – all while having fun.
Elite Team (Age 13+)
Our Elite Team consists of athletes who wish to compete in the highest level of youth triathlon; nationally, internationally or collegiately.
No matter what level of ability or commitment, MMTT exists to foster a love for the sport of triathlon while encouraging a healthy balance of multi-sport training, social fun, traveling experiences and life-long skills learned along the way.
MMTT athletes learn that there is “fun and honor and beauty in developing into elite athletes.”
– Keith Dickson, MMTT Founder
Meet the MMTT Alumni
We could not be more proud of our MMTT Alumni and their successes both in their athletic and academic endeavors. To all of the athletes who went through our program at some point along your journeys, we are forever thankful to have you as a part of the MMTT family.