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.
Sprint Triathlon, 3k Swim, 1.9k Swim, and 2 more
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Sat 28th May 2022
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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The event experience

Based on 1,500 participants

Where and when
Start times
Sprint Triathlon:
8:00am |
3k Swim:
2:00pm |
1.9k Swim:
3:00pm |
750m Swim:
3:30pm |
5k Run:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Swansea Triathlon, Swim & 5k
Sprint Triathlon
750m Swim
1.9k Swim
3k Swim
Route information
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 a 3 lap anti-clockwise 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.
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 be in calm, safe and spectator friendly water. The water is suitable for a first timer if you feel confident enough to take it on.
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What's included
  • Chip-timed
  • Fully marked and marshalled
  • Free photographer
How to get there
Prince of Wales Dock, Swansea SA1 8AG, UK
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Parking is available at:
  • East Burrows Road, SA1 1RR – Pay and Display
  • Saint David’s Place, SA1 3LQ – Pay and Display
  • Pocketts Wharf, SA1 3XL – Pay and Display
  • Waterfront / LC, SA1 3ST – Pay and Display
  • Swansea Salubrious Place, SA1 3LZ – Pay and Display
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
15:00 1.9k swim start
15:30 750m swim start
06:30 - 07:45 Transition open
08:00 Wave 1 Start
08:10 Wave 2 Start
08:30 Wave 3 Start
09:15 First athlete back
09:15 Wave 4 Start
10:45 Last Bike Back
11:00 5k run start
12:00 Last athlete finishes
Start Areas
All swims (including the triathlon swim) will start from SA1 Dock. The 5k will start from the Dylan Thomas Centre.
Registration will be at the National Waterfront museum. You will need photo ID, you cannot register without it.
You will not be allowed into transition without your race number. It is only open to athletes.
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.
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.
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Activity Wales Events
Founders of Ironman Wales and The Long Course Weekend, Activity Wales deliver premiere Triathlon, marathon, duathlon and swimming events throughout the UK. They also consult to the leisure industry and are firm believers in the experience over the race! Creating family friendly, athlete focused world class races in Wales!
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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
Where to eat
A number of local eateries around the swim start, transition, on the run course and finish line for you to eat.
What do I need to bring to registration?
Photo ID and a signed disclaimer are mandatory. Without these, you won't be able to compete.
When will I receive my race pack?
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 race?
No, we discourage anyone wearing headphones during the race.
 Can I wear my own swim hat?
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?
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?
Yes FinisherPix will be on site to take athlete photos.
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Recent Questions
Siân Lewis
Is the relay full please
jenny marsh
Hi is this event full or has registration not happened yet Thanks
Steph Ede
Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch and bringing this to our attention. The date on the tickets hadn't been updated yet but they have been now. You are now able to register!! :)
Kelly Gough
Hi, can I take part for a charity close to my heart and of my own choice or does it have to be one of those listed? Many thanks.
Finding Balance
A friend of mine can’t make it (already booked). Can I take their place?
Steph Ede
Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. If you ping our customer support team an email they will be happy to help - [email protected]
Ian Morris
The flyer I had through the letterbox said it's a 750km swim I thing theres a printing error that's 466 miles.
Steph Ede
Hello, definitely sounds like a printing error, it's defiantly only a 750 metre swim. All the best!
Tickets on organiser’s site

90 High Holborn,

4th Floor, WC1V 6LJ

Reg number 10083277

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