Cardiff Bay Try a Tri Swim

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Dive into this open-water swim in Cardiff. With 4 distances on offer, triathletes looking for a training swim, and those new to swimming are more than welcome. There will be a brilliant atmosphere at the event village so come along for the unique location and a cracking summer swim.
750m, 1500m, 3000m, and 1 more
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Sat, 25 Jun 2022
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Cardiff CF10 5AL, UK
Start times
Sat, 25 Jun 2022
9:30am |
9:00am |
8:00am |
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Route information
Cardiff Bay is supplied by two rivers to form a 500-acre freshwater lake just south of the city centre. Swimming in the bay is only allowed with authorised access, so for exclusive use of this unique course, sign up now.
Each of the 4 distances is a point to point course, starting by the location of the former Dr. Who Centre and finishing at the end of Roald Dahl Plas.
The event was created primarily for triathletes looking to warm up, or gain some open water experience, but all levels and abilities are welcome. So whether you're new to open-water swimming, in need of some training, or want to challenge yourself with a new distance, this event is perfect.
There are 4 distances to choose from, with some of the longer distances completing laps of the 1500m course.
  • 750m - 1 modified lap
  • 1500m - 1 lap
  • 3000m - 2 laps
  • 4500m - 3 laps
What's included
  • Marshals
  • Water safety and rescue boats
  • Slate Finisher's Memento
  • Chip-timed, online results
  • Prizes for top 3 finisher's in each race
  • Epic event village (food and drink, shop, commentary, music)
  • Official event photography
  • On-site medical support
How to get there
Cardiff CF10 5AL, UK
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By Car
The major road route into Cardiff is the M4 motorway. The Event Village is conveniently situated a few hundred meters from the A4232 expressway and less that 30 minutes from the M4.
From the East or West
Visitors travelling along the M4 from the West are advised to leave the M4 at junction 33 and join the A4232. If you remain on the A4232 it will eventually lead you to Cardiff Bay.
From the South West
Visitors travelling from the South West of England should head North along the M5 motorway and then follow signs for South Wales and the M4.
From the Midlands and North
Visitors travelling from the Midlands and the North of England should head for the M50 motorway (junction 8 on the M5 motorway) and then onto the A40 (signposted South Wales, Monmouth).
Continue along the A40 until you reach Monmouth when the road becomes the A449. Continue along the A449 until you reach the Coldra roundabout where you should take the 5th exit to join the M4.
Parking information is included in your Final Instructions which will be emailed to you at least 10 days prior to event.
By Train
Cardiff Centre is very accessible from the whole of the United Kingdom. The cost of tickets vary depending on the time of travel.
The travel times for some popular train routes are listed below:
  • Birmingham (2hrs)
  • Bristol (50mins)
  • London (2hrs)
  • Liverpool (3hrs 35mins)
  • Manchester (3hrs 20mins)
  • Portsmouth (3hrs 35mins)
  • Southampton (2hrs 30mins)
  • Swansea (55mins)
From Cardiff Central you can catch another train to Cardiff Bay Station which is less than half a mile away from the Event Village.
There is also a shuttle service (Cardiff Baycar, service No 6) 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
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Always Aim High Events
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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Spectator Info
The event village is family friendly and there will be lots on offer for families. There will be a great atmosphere for spectators who can track the person they are supporting using an app so they don't miss them at key points.
What to bring
You must bring a wetsuit to this event. Under BTF rules wetsuits are either mandatory, optional or forbidden depending on the combination of swim distance and water temperature.
Up to 1500m: Forbidden above 22°C, Optional between 22°C and 14°C, Mandatory below 14°C
1501-3000m: Forbidden above 23°C, Optional between 23°C and 15°C, Mandatory below 15°C
3001-4000m: Forbidden above 24°C, Optional between 24°C and 16°C, Mandatory below 16°C
Mandatory wetsuits must cover at least the torso. You can wear any type of wetsuit including shorties.
The water temperature will be measured on the morning of the race and instructions given to competitors.
How old do I have to be to enter the Cardiff Bay Try a Tri Swim?
Entrants must be 15 years old and older to enter the 750m, 17 years and older to enter the 1500m, and 18 and older to enter the 3000m & 4500m events.
When will more information be available for the Cardiff Bay Try a Tri Swim?
All confirmed details will be available in entrants final instructions, and will be posted on the website 10 days before the event.
How will I recieve my race pack for the Cardiff Bay Try a Tri Swim?
Race packs will be available for pick-up on the day.
Will there be parking at the Cardiff Bay Try a Tri Swim?
Parking information is included in your Final Instructions which will be emailed to you at least 10 days prior to event.
Where and when do I register for the Cardiff Bay Try a Tri Swim?
Registration will take place on the Plas outside the Wales Millennium Centre CF10 5AL on the Friday Evening and Saturday morning of the event weekend.
Do I have to wear a wetsuit for the Cardiff Bay Try a Tri Swim?
You must bring a wetsuit to this event. Depending on the temperature of the water on the day, wetsuits can be mandatory, optional or forbidden. The temperature will be taken on the morning of the event and instructions given to the competitors.
Do I need to be a member of the British Triathlon Federation to take part in the Cardiff Bay Try a Tri Swim?
If you are not a member of the British Triathlon Federation, you can still take part, your ticket entry will include the cost of a day membership for £6.
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