Swansea Triathlon, Swim & 5k


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This fantastic two-day event has something for everyone, a triathlon, swims and 5k. The Swansea Triathlon is host to one of the best course locations in the UK. With a spectator-friendly swim, picturesque ride, and PB-breaking potential run, this event will be hard to top.
3k Swim, 1.9k Swim, 750m Swim, and 2 more
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Sat, 27 May 2023 - Sun, 28 May 2023
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Prince of Wales Dock, Swansea SA1 8AG, UK
Start times
Saturday, 27 May 2023
3k Swim: 2:00 pm1.9k Swim: 3:00 pm750m Swim: 3:30 pm
Sunday, 28 May 2023
Sprint Triathlon: 8:00 am5k Run: 10:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Swansea Triathlon, Swim & 5k
Sprint Triathlon
£79 - £110
3k Swim
1.9k Swim
750m Swim
Route information
Distance: 750m Swim / 20k Bike / 5k run
Elevation: Flat
Terrain: Road
Course Type: Out and Back
The Swansea Triathlon will start from the SA1 Dock. Athletes will get into the water and swim anti-clockwise around the course, with large turn-point buoys to be kept on the swimmers' left-hand sides.
The bike course will be an out-and-back route from transition, coming back around into Swansea. The run will see you running through the streets, along the beach to the turning point and back to the finish line.
The run course has an out and back route. It is fast and flat and finishes in front of the National Waterfront Museum of Wales.
Elevation: Flat
Terrain: Road
Course Type: Out and back
This will be the same as the triathlon 5k out and back route. It is fast and flat and finishes in front of the National Waterfront Museum of Wales.
Swansea Swim
The swim course will be released closer to the event. It is in calm, safe and spectator-friendly water. The water is suitable for a first-timer if you feel confident enough to take it on.
What's included
  • Chip-timed results
  • Fully marked and marshalled
  • Closed roads
How to get there
Prince of Wales Dock, Swansea SA1 8AG, UK
Get full directionsExternalLink
Parking is available at the following locations:
  • The Quadrant MSCP, Plymouth Street, SA1 3QR
  • Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, SA1 3SN
  • Marina Park, 188 St Margarets Court, SA1 1RW
  • St David's Multi-storey, SA1 3LQ
Directions from Pembrokeshire
  • Take the A40 to Carmarthen
  • Follow through Crosshands and Pont Abraham roundabout
  • Take the M4 towards Swansea
  • Leave M4 at Junction 45
  • Keep in left-hand lane and take A4067 towards the City Centre
  • Follow the signs for Stadium for approx. 6 miles and then the Stadium will appear on your left-hand side
  • After the Stadium follow the road and take a right at the roundabout towards the docks
  • There are many car parks in the area which you can park in to access all the areas needed.
Directions from Port Talbot
  • Leave the M4 at Junction 44
  • Follow Fabian Way down to the centre
  • There are many car parks in the area which you can park in to access all the areas needed.
Event day logistics
14:00 3k swim start (SA1 Dock)
15:00 1.9k swim start (SA1 Dock)
15:30 750m swim start (SA1 Dock)
06:00 - 10:00 Registration opens (Dyland Thomas Centre)
06:30 - 07:30 Transition open
08:00 Triathlon Wave 1 starts (SA1 Dock)
08:10 Triathlon Wave 2 starts (SA1 Dock)
08:30 Triathlon Wave 3 starts (SA1 Dock)
09:00 Triathlon Wave 4 starts (SA1 Dock)
09:15 First athlete expected back
10:30 5k run start
11:30 Last athlete finishes
Make sure you are at the start line 30 minutes before your start time. All wave times are approximate and may be subject to change on the day. You will only be able to race in the wave time allocated to you.
Race Pack
The race pack will be sent out to you two weeks prior to event day. It will contain further specific and finalised details and information which you will need on the day.
Registration will be at the Dylan Thomas Centre. You will need a photo ID, you cannot register without it.
On registering you will receive the following:
  • 1x Coloured Swim Hat as per your allocated wave
  • 1x timing chip (worn on your ankle outside your wetsuit)
  • 2x Bib numbers (ensure you complete medical information on the reverse side of the bib)
  • 1x Helmet number
  • 1x Bike post number
Age Requirements
  • Swim: Participants must be at least 14 years old to take part
  • Triathlon: Participants must be at least 14 years old to take part
  • 5k: Participants must be at least 11 years old to take part
The transition will be located at the East Burrows Road Car Park.
You will not be allowed into transition without your race number. It is only open to athletes.
  • Make sure you have numbered your bike and helmet with your numbers before entering the transition
  • Your helmet must be on and secure before entering the transition
  • Transition will be laid-out to be equal and fair for everyone, you must rack your bike in the wave you have been allocated
  • Relay teams only the bike athlete will need to rack their bike
Relay Team
  • One person can register for the whole team, providing that each member has signed the event disclaimer
  • Bring a pen to complete your medical conditions on your bib
  • Once you have completed your first discipline make your way to the racked bike to hand over the timing chip to your teammate
  • After the bike route head to the transition area to hand over the timing chip to the last runner.
Rules and Regulations
  • This is a non-drafting event.
  • If you retire from the race you must report to an official, inform them, and hand in your timing chip.
  • You cannot use any headphones or listening devices at any time.
  • You should not litter at any point on the course.
  • You must wear a helmet at all times whilst on the bike.
  • Do not be abusive to marshals, any abusive behaviour or language will result in immediate disqualification
Spectator Info
Spectators are most welcome to show support and create and amazing race day atmosphere for competitors.
Toilet Facilities
  • Quadrant Bus Station Public Toilets, Plymouth Street, SA1 3AR
  • Civic Centre Public Toilets, Oystermouth Road, SA1 3SN
  • Maritime Quarter Public Toilets (near the Marina barrage), SA1 1UN
  • National Waterfront Museum Public Toilets, Oystermouth Road, SA1 3RD
  • LC Swansea Public Toilets, Oystermouth Road, SA1 3ST
Sail Bridge - No Access for supporters
The Sail Bridge is limited to athletes only. Please make sure your supporters are aware during the event. They must not cross this bridge, there will be an alternative route in place.
Where to eat
A number of local eateries around the swim start, transition, on the run course and finish line for you to eat.
The Smoke Haus - 41 Wind St, Swansea SA1 1EE
  • 01792 642045
La Braseria - 28-30 Wind St, City Centre, Swansea SA1 1DZ
  • 01792 469683
The River House - Kings Road, Swansea SA1 8AW
  • 01792 649060
Cafe Twocann - 2, J Shed Arcade, Kings Rd, Swansea SA1 8PL
  • 01792 458000
Gallinis Italian Restaurant - 3, Fishmarket Quay, Maritime Quarter SA1 1UP
  • 01792 456285
Pump House - Pump House Quay, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 1TT
  • 01792 651080
Las Iguanas - 1-4 Castle Square, Swansea SA1 1DN
  • 01792 930565
If you would like to volunteer for this event please follow the link to the Activity Wales EventsExternalLink
There are some great benefits for marshalling at these events:
  • Free Volunteer Event T-Shirt
  • Free Bacon roll and hot drink
  • Groups of 10 or more volunteers will get £400 towards their chosen team, club or charity
What do I need to bring to registration for the Swansea Triathlon, Swim & 5k?
Photo ID and a signed disclaimer are mandatory. Without these, you won't be able to compete.
When will I receive my race pack for the Swansea Triathlon, Swim & 5k?
You will pick up your race pack on the day of the event at registration.
 Can I wear headphones for the run portion of the Swansea Triathlon, Swim & 5k?
No, it is discouraged anyone wearing headphones during the race.
 Can I wear my own swim hat at the Swansea Triathlon, Swim & 5k?
If you wish to wear two swim hats that is fine but the issued swim hat MUST be worn on top.
Do I have to wear a wetsuit to swim in the Swansea Triathlon, Swim & 5k?
Yes, this is mandatory for all of our events and must cover the torso & thighs. It must NOT cover the hands and feet.
 Are there official photographers at the Swansea Triathlon, Swim & 5k?
Yes FinisherPix will be on site to take athlete photos.
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