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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. With amazing scenery, blue flag beaches, and an atmosphere that really is electric, you won't want to miss it.

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  1. 2.4 miles

    Swim 2.4mi
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  2. 1.2 miles

    Swim 1.2mi
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The Wales Swim routes

Open water swim in Pembrokeshire

Event Details

What’s Included

The 2.4 mile swim has a minimum age of 18, while for 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.

Raceday Logistics

Friday 5th July 2019
10am – 6:00pm                          Registration Open Tenby Leisure Centre
10:00am – 6:00pm                    The Wales Triathlon Show Tenby Leisure Centre
12:00pm – 5:30pm                     Sports Massage Tenby Leisure Centre
4:00pm Build Up                         North Beach, Tenby
5:00pm TAFFKIDS Start           North Beach, Tenby
6:30pm Swim Acclimatisation  North Beach, Tenby
6:45pm Swim Briefing                North Beach, Tenby
7pm The Wales SWIM Start      North Beach, Tenby
8pm First Lap Cut-off Time      North Beach, Tenby
9pm Event Cut-off Time            North Beach, Tenby
9pm Trophy Presentation

Kit List

Wearing a wetsuit is mandatory.

You must wear the Activity Wales Events swim cap provided for the event. This will be given to you at Registration.


Spectators welcome

We are holding some fantastic events this year which will be a great opportunity not only for the competitors, but for the whole communities surrounding the events. There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into organising these events and volunteers and marshals are a crucial element to the success of the day.

Being part of the volunteer team can involve route marshaling, manning aid stations, pre and post-race set up… and everything in between! In addition to this, your encouragement and enthusiasm to both the athletes and the team is invaluable! It’s a great personal reward for you and makes a huge difference to the athletes on the day.

There’s some great benefits to being a marshal for Activity Wales Events including:

FREE volunteer event t-shirt
FREE packed lunch & drink (dietary requirements will be catered for)

As extra incentive, groups of 10 or more volunteers will get £200 towards their chosen team, club or charity! If you are supporting an athlete at the event or simply would just love to be involved, please register your details by clicking the button below, and registering your interest for the relevant events.

For more information about volunteering, please call 01437 765777 or email [email protected]

Places to Eat

A number of local eateries are available spectators, athletes and their supporters over the weekend.

The Wales Swim weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

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Meet the organizer

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Activity Wales Events are ranked #83 in the UK out of 559 organizers

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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