The Wales Swim

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The Wales Swim
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Amazing location, blue flag beaches, and an atmosphere that really is electric, you won't want to miss it. Be part of Wales' most scenic swim. Many athletes across the UK - as well as from overseas - include the swim as a great get-away race in the season.
2.4 miles and 1.2 miles
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Fri, 30 Jun 2023
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Tenby, United Kingdom
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Where and when
North Beach House, The Norton, Tenby SA70 8AH, UK
Start times
Friday, 30 Jun 2023
2.4 miles: 5:00 pm1.2 miles: 5:00 pm
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The Wales Swim
2.4 miles
1.2 miles
Route information
1.2 Mile
The swim starts on the north side of Goscar Rock. Athletes must do one lap of the course, keeping right - two orange buoys on their right, the final buoy on the left. Then keep left and follow the chute to the finish line.
2.4 Mile
This route is the same as the 1.2 mile course, but instead athletes will complete two laps.
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What's included
  • Swim cap
  • Medals
  • Prizes for category winners
How to get there
North Beach House, The Norton, Tenby SA70 8AH, UK
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  • Parking is available at the following places: North Beach Car Park, Gas Lane, Tenby, SA70 8AG (Pay & Display)
  • The Green, Lower Park Road, Tenby, SA70 7NG (Pay & Display)
  • Salterns Car Park, Marsh Road, Tenby, SA70 8DU (Pay & Display)
  • Greenhill School, Heywood Lane, Tenby, SA70 8BN – from 4pm onward (Card Payment Only)
  • Multi-Storey Car Park, Upper Park Road, Tenby, SA70 7LT (Pay & Display)
  • Five Arches, South Parade, Tenby, SA70 7HY (Pay & Display)
  • The Rectory Car Park, South Cliff Street, Tenby, SA70 7EL (Pay & Display)
  • South Beach Car Park, Battery Road, Tenby, SA70 7EL (Pay & Display)
  • Tenby Train Station, SA70 7LZ (Pay & Display)
  • The Clicketts, Marsh Road, Tenby (£5 per car)
  • Tenby Church in Wales Primary School, Heywood Lane, Tenby, SA70 8BZ from 3:15pm (£5 per car)
Event day logistics
13:00 – 18:00 Registration open and LCW Expo discount day (Salterns Car Park, Tenby)             
09:00 - 16:00 Registration open (Salterns Car Park)
09:00 - 17:00  Sports Massage & LCW Expo
16:00 - 16:30 Swim acclimatisation (North Beach)
16:45 Swim Briefing  & Start pen closes         
17:00 The Wales SWIM Start     
18:00 First Lap Cut-off Time     
19:00 Event Cut-off Time & Trophy Presentation
Age Requirements
  • The 2.4 mile swim has a minimum age of 18
  • The 1.2 mile swim the minimum age is 14
  • Please be aware that all swimmers under 18 must have a Parental Consent Form completed.
Full event details, including confirmed schedule will be sent out to all athletes 2 weeks prior to the event.
Spectator Info
Spectators welcome
How is the start organised at the Wales Swim?
It is a mass start, so you will need to get into position prior to the starting gun. Quicker swimmers near the front and slower ones at the back.
Are there any age requirements at the Wales Swim?
Swimmers fro the 2.4 mile must be aged 18 or older. Swimmers in the 1.2 mile must be 14 or older.
Do I have to wear a wetsuit a the Wales Swim?
Yes, wetsuits are mandatory at this event. It must not be thicker than 5mm.
Do I have to wear a swim cap at the Wales Swim?
Yes, swim caps are mandatory - Activity Wales will provide the cap.
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