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Aqua Sphere Snowman Swim

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Shock the system with this stunning open water swim in the crisp and crystal clear waters of Llynnau Mymbyr, one of the most magnificent parts of the imposing Snowdonia National Park. Choose to swim 1km, 2km, or 2.4 miles in the shadow of the mountain range, making it an unforgettable experience.
C-19 Plan
Always Aim High Events has confirmed that this event will be going ahead as planned on Friday 30th Jul 2021 in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more

How to enter the Aqua Sphere Snowman Swim

  1. 1km

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  2. 2km

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  3. 2.4 Mile

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Aqua Sphere Snowman Swim routes

Held on the same weekend as the epic Snowman Triathlon, this open water swimming event is sure to take your breath away in more ways than one as you tackle the crisp waters under the watchful eye of the peaks of Snowdonia around you.

Llynnau Mymbyr is one of the most highly photographed spots within the National Park, with a length of 3/4 mile and depth of 30ft, nestled within the heart of the park.

Event Details

  • Access to the Event Village with food and drink, bar, shopping and toilets
  • The world’s friendliest marshals
  • Full route marking
  • Web results service
  • Safety kayaks
  • Event photography
  • Emergency support
  • Bespoke medal for all finishers
  • Live bilingual commentary
  • A feast of food at the finish line
  • Goody bag at registration
  • Event t-shirts


12:45: 1km and 2km swim start times

14:30: 2.4 mile start time

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before race time to ensure plenty of time for registration

Age Restrictions:

1km: 15 years

2km: 17 years

2.4 Miles: 18 years

  • Wetsuits will be mandatory for this event

Spectators are more than welcome to come and enjoy the event village and weekend festivities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to wear a wetsuit for the Aqua Sphere Snowman Swim?
Yes, wetsuits will be mandatory for the swim.
Will there be a bag drop available for the Aqua Sphere Snowman Swim?
Yes, there will be bag drop in the event village.
Will swim caps be provided for the Aqua Sphere Snowman Swim?
Yes, swim caps will be provided to participants.

Meet the organiser

Always Aim High Events was founded in 2010 by Tim Lloyd and Nigel 'Kenny' Kendrick. The first event was the now iconic Slateman Triathlon 2011 attracting just over 400 competitors (it now regularly exceeds 1,000), with a vision that included the Snowman and Sandman - the three events which now make up the Adventure Triathlon Series. From that one event we now host 34 all inclusive events over 9 weekends, with many more planned for 2019 and beyond. In 2015 Always Aim High Community Events was set up as a not for profit organisation to help with engaging with and hosting local community events. At Always Aim High we are extremely proud about delivering the UK's ultimate triathlon, cycling, running and swimming challenges in the most beautiful and iconic locations that we can find. From epic mountain, coastal and city triathlons, to breathtaking cycle sportives which cover the length and bredth of Snowdonia, there's something for everyone at Always Aim High Events!


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