Tal Y Llyn Cool Mile Swim

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Tal Y Llyn Cool Mile Swim
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Plunge into the waters of the stunning Tal Y Llyn in Snowdonia National Park this autumn with this fantastic 1-mile swim event. Experience swimming in the beautifully clear waters of this iconic lake and contend for a podium finish to claim an exclusive prize.
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Sat, 28 Oct 2023
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Tal-y-llyn, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Tal-y-llyn, Tywyn LL36 9AJ, UK
Start times
Saturday, 28 Oct 2023
1 Mile Swim:
10:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Tal Y Llyn Cool Mile Swim
1 Mile Swim
Route information
Experience the bracing waters of Llyn Mywngil, a 220-acre glacial ribbon lake at the bottom of Cadair Iris in Snowdonia National Park. Famous for its beautifully clear, mirrored waters, this is a spectacular setting for this 1-mile sprint swim course in late October. Swimmers will meet at the Tyn Y Cornel Hotel on the banks of the lake, with its incredible views of the landscape.
Swimmers can expect water temperatures to be between an invigorating 9 and 11 degrees Celsius.
What's included
  • Water safety team
  • Prizes for top finishers
  • Event photography
  • Race timing
  • WESWIMRUN swim hat
  • Race bib
How to get there
Tal-y-llyn, Tywyn LL36 9AJ, UK
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By Car
Tal Y Llyn lies just off the A487 between Dolgellau and Corris. It's a 50-minute drive from Aberystwyth and a 1hr 30-minute drive from Wrexham.
Participants are advised to park at the Pen Y Bont Hotel, which is a short walk from the race start. All-day parking costs £5 and overnight parking costs £10.
If you have booked into the Tyn Y Cornel Hotel for a meal or accommodation, you can use the parking there at no extra cost.
By Public Transport
The nearest station is Machynlleth, which has regular services from Aberystwyth and Pwllheli.
From the station, it's either a 20-minute drive to the Tyn Y Cornel Hotel or you can catch the T2 bus towards Bangor, alight at Minfford Hotel and then catch the number 30 bus towards Tywyn, which stops directly at Tyn Y Cornel.
The closest campsite is Dol Einion Campsite, which is a 40-minute walk away or a 5-minute drive from the race start. Phone 01654 761 312 to book.
Event day logistics
09:00 - 09:30 Registration at the Tyn Y Cornel Hotel
09:50 - 09:59 In water acclimatisation
10:00 Swim starts
10:30 1k cut-off time
Skins swimmers (swimmers without wetsuits) must wear tow floats.
As the water temperature will be low, it is recommended that you wear a wetsuit if you are new to cold water swimming.
Do I have to wear a tow-float for the Tal Y Llyn Cool Mile Swim?
Wearing a tow float is recommended for all swimmers, and required for those who will be skin swimming.
Can I wear neoprene gloves/boots/hat and still qualify as a skins swimmer for the Tal Y Llyn Cool Mile Swim?
Officially, skins swimmers wear no neoprene, therefore to receive a top 3 skins swimmer prize you are not allowed neoprene. Other than for the podium places, there are no rules around neoprene on swimmers' hands, feet or head..
Will I have enough time to acclimatise for the Tal Y Llyn Cool Mile Swim?
Yes, you can acclimatise between 09:30 and 09:59 before the race starts.
Will there be medals for the Tal Y Llyn Cool Mile Swim?
There are no traditional medals - instead, participants will be given 'useful' prizes that can be reused or consumed.
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