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Swansea Triathlon


Organiser's Description

This televised city-centre triathlon is a firm favourite among seasoned elite athletes and those new to the world of triathlon.

The sprint-distance event is now entering it’s 5th year and attracts over 1,200 to its fast course and electric finish line. Taking place on fully-closed roads, with supporters on every corner, Swansea Triathlon is known to be an amazing spectacle with a world-class atmosphere.


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Event website

09.00am - 3.00pm Registration OpenDylan Thomas Centre
09.00am - 3.00pm Expo OpenDylan Thomas Centre
From 12pm Live MusicCastle Square
2.00pm - 3.30pm Transition open
3.30pm Samba Band Play Prior to Start
4:45pm Wave 1 StartSA1 Dock
4:55pm Wave 2 StartSA1 Dock
5:15pm Wave 3 StartSA1 Dock
5.30pm 1st Athlete BackCastle Square
5.30pm Wave 4 StartSA1 Dock
7.30pm Last Bike Back
8.00pm Last athlete finishesCastle Square

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. British Triathlon Federation rules state that the wetsuit must not be thicker than 5mm in any position (including where a patch-repair has been made). Non-triathlon wetsuits are not designed to be flexible around the shoulders and arms and will take on extra water so it is recommended you race in a triathlon wetsuit.

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.

What stroke can I use?
Although BTF rules have now allowed backstroke we will not allow you to do this stroke. Front facing strokes only.

How is the start organised?
The swim start is in waves. You will be allocated your wave when you receive your race pack. You must start in your correct wave.

How early should I be at the swim start?
You should be at the swim start at least 15 minutes before the race to hear the briefing and find a suitable position.

How do you marshal/ensure safety on the swim?
There will be support boats and kayaks with qualified life-saving personnel on hand. There will be a race briefing prior to the start, but if you have problems in the water, it is standard procedure to lie on your back and raise your hand in the air, you will be picked out of the water as soon as possible.

Can I use Tri Bars (aerobars)?

Do I need a specific bike?
You can use any bike that is road worthy and complies with the BTF rules. However you must not use electric bikes or tandems. We recommend using a road bike.

Do I need a specific helmet?
Your helmet must meet the British Triathlon specifications of ANSI Z90.4, SNELL B90, EN 1078. A "CE"mark is not an approved mark and is not acceptable. The helmet must not have any cracks in it and the strap must be in good working order.

Where do I have to apply the bike and helmet stickers?
You must apply one sticker on your bike seat post and one on the front of your helmet.

Will my bike be safe in transition?
Your bike will be safe in transition. you must show the security staff your bike with sticker, helmet with sticker and matching race number before entering or leaving with a bike.

Can I wear headphones?
No, we discourage anyone wearing headphones during the race.

Is the run mainly on roads or is it multi-terrain?
The run is entirely on pavements/hard surfaces.

Are there any drink/feed stations on the course?
There are no drink/feed stations on course as this event is a short distance. There will be water at the finish line.

Is there a cut off?
Last athlete cut-off is 8pm.

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