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Cardiff Bay Swim

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Enjoy an exclusive opportunity to swim in Cardiff Bay in this Try a Tri Swim event. Originally designed for triathletes looking to gain experience in open water swimming, the event now boasts 4 distances, inviting swimmers of all abilities to cut through the crisp Cardiff Bay freshwaters.

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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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Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Are wetsuits mandatory for the Cardiff Bay Swim?
Yes, wetsuits will be mandatory for this event. … read more
FAQ
Will there be first aid and emergency support during the Cardiff Bay Swim?
Yes, there will be plenty of medical and emergency support available during the day. … read more
FAQ
When will the results be posted for the Cardiff Bay Swim?
Results will be posted as soon as possible after the race on the event website. … read more
Route description
Route description

Cardiff Bay, a 500-acre freshwater lake south of the city centre, is the venue for this open water swimming event. The event, which was originally designed to attract both seasoned and newbie triathletes to TRI their hand at open water swimming, now has 4 distances and is open to open water swimmers of all abilities.

The swim will take you through the crisp and calm waters of the bay, and will have you celebrating your achievement at the Event Village with a post-swim feast and bespoke finisher's plate.

Logistics and schedule

Registration will be on the Friday before from 17:00 - 19:00 and on the morning of the race from 07:00 - 09:00.

Schedule:

07:00 - 09:00: Registration open

08:00: 3000m swim starts

08:05: 4500m swim starts

09:00: 1500m swim starts

09:30: 750m swim starts

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

Age Restrictions:

750m: 15 Years

1500m: 17 Years

3000m: 18 Years

4500m: 18 Years

Bag Drop:

There will be a bag drop available in the event village

Toilets and Facilities:

There will be toilets and changing facilities at the event village

Spectators

Spectators are more than welcome to enjoy the festivities of the event village.

How to get there

Cardiff CF10 5AL, UK

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Address: Cardiff Bay, CF10 5AL to locate the Event Village.

By Road

The Try-a-Tri Cardiff Bay Swim Registration and Event Village are conveniently situated a few hundred meters from the A4232 expressway and less that 30 minutes from the M4.

By Train

Cardiff Central is on the main line and can be reached from all over the UK. Trains take about 2 hours from London. Alternatively, you can book your train ticket through to Cardiff Bay, where you must change at Cardiff Central. Cardiff Bay Station is less than half a mile away from the Event Village.

There is a shuttle service (Cardiff Baycar, service No 6) running from Cardiff Central station, which takes just 8 minutes to arrive outside Wales Millennium Centre. The Baycar runs every 10 mins. Taxi and Bus services also operate to and from Cardiff Central and Cardiff Bay station.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Are wetsuits mandatory for the Cardiff Bay Swim?
Yes, wetsuits will be mandatory for this event.
FAQ
Will there be first aid and emergency support during the Cardiff Bay Swim?
Yes, there will be plenty of medical and emergency support available during the day.
FAQ
When will the results be posted for the Cardiff Bay Swim?
Results will be posted as soon as possible after the race on the event website.
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750m
9:30am Sat 26th Jun 2021
1500m
9:00am Sat 26th Jun 2021
3000m
8:00am Sat 26th Jun 2021
4000m
8:05am Sat 26th Jun 2021

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