The Big Welsh Swim

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Set amongst epic Snowdonia in the north west of Wales, this event truly offers one of the must stunning backdrops of any swim in the country. With varying distances to suit all levels of competitor this is one for the calendar - you can even ride down to the start on a steam train!
Participants
3k, 1.3k, 9k, and 1 more
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Calendar
Sat, 9 Jul 2022
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LocationPin
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Unnamed Road, Caernarfon LL55 4TY, UK
Start times
Sat, 9 Jul 2022
3k:
10:30am |
1.3k:
9:20am |
9k:
9:40am |
6k:
9:20am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Big Welsh Swim
3k
Swim
3km
£59.00
1.3k
Swim
1km
£33.00 - £52.50
9k
Swim
9km
£76.00
6k
Swim
6km
£64.50
Route information
The swim route will involve lengths of the lake (each length is 3k) with a choice of 4 different distances to choose from. Wetsuit and non-wetsuit places are available!
Distances:
Mid way: 1.3k
One way: 3k
Two Way: 6k (you will not take the train on the 2 way swim)
Three way: 9k
What's included
  • Big Bala Swim Medal
  • Full water safety cover
  • Event swim hat
  • Chip-timed
  • Race souvenir
  • Free event photos
  • Prizes for winners in each distance category
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How to get there
Unnamed Road, Caernarfon LL55 4TY, UK
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Parking
There is plenty of public parking available near the event base (£4 for the day) Disabled parking is available there too. Please do not park on the road or cause any obstructions to access or gate ways.
By Car
Llanberis typically is 5 hours from London by car, 2 hours from Manchester. To access Llanberis turn off at Junction 20 of the M6 onto the M56, follow signs for NORTH WALES to reach the A55. Use post code LL55 4TY in your Sat Nav and follow signs for the Slate Museum.
Public Transport
The closest train station to Llanberis is in Bangor. Buses run from Bangor to Llanberis.
Event day logistics
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Spectator Info
Spectators are welcome to come and support you at The BIG Welsh Swim! There are plenty of good spots from which to support your friends. There is disabled access to the registration/finish area though this is on a rough track, not tarmac. Dogs are welcome on leads.
FAQs
Will there be a bag drop at The Big Welsh Swim?
Yes. You'll be able to leave shoes and a small bag at the the start of the race. If you're competing in the 9k, 3k or 1.3k, your belongings will be transported to the finish for you.
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When will I receive final instructions and details for The Big Welsh Swim?
The event handbook will be sent to you via email about 3 weeks before the The Big Welsh Swim event. You should be able to find answers to all your questions in the handbook.
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What will the water temperature be for the The Big Welsh Swim?
The average water temperature for July is between 16 and 18 degrees celsius.
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Beautiful weather made this event even better. It was also well managed and super friendly. It was my first open swim of many now. Great experience.
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