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.
3000m, 4000m, 1500m, and 1 more
8:00am Sat 26th Jun 2021 - 9:30am Sat 26th Jun 2021
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Cardiff CF10 5AL, UK
9:30am Sat 26th Jun 2021
9:00am Sat 26th Jun 2021
8:00am Sat 26th Jun 2021
8:05am Sat 26th Jun 2021
Here are the distances available for Cardiff Bay Swim
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.
- Access to the Event Village with food and drink, family activities, entertainment, shopping, massage tent and toilets
- The world’s friendliest marshals
- Electronic chip timing
- Web results service
- Emergency support
- Bespoke slate for all finishers
- Live bilingual commentary
- A feast of food at the finish line
- Goody bag at registration
- Free Try-a-Tri Cardiff Swim technical t-shirt
- Hoodies that can be purchased at registration and collected on the day
How to get there
Cardiff CF10 5AL, UKGet full directions
Address: Cardiff Bay, CF10 5AL to locate the Event Village.
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.
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.
Event day logistics
Registration will be on the Friday before from 17:00 - 19:00 and on the morning of the race from 07:00 - 09:00.
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
750m: 15 Years
1500m: 17 Years
3000m: 18 Years
4500m: 18 Years
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 are more than welcome to enjoy the festivities of the event village.
Are wetsuits mandatory for the Cardiff Bay Swim?
Yes, wetsuits will be mandatory for this event.
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.
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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