Swansea Triathlon Swansea Triathlon Swansea Triathlon

Swansea Triathlon

SA1 1CX - Swansea

Prince of Wales Dock, Kings Road, Swansea, SA1 8, United Kingdom

Sun 28th May 2023

Starting at 08:00

2 races

£84.53 - £117.70

Organiser's Description

The Swansea Triathlon can be entered by anyone who feels they are capable of competing*. There is gender separation, so men and women compete for first place in their respective category. *Athletes with a registered disability will need to contact the race office to discuss whether the race is suitable and safe to enter We also have the Swansea Swim the day before the Triathlon and the Swansea 5k during the event

Located in the heart of Swansea, in an intimate spectator environment. The UWTSD Swansea triathlon is home to 1500 competitors and boasts fully closed roads throughout the course, enabling athletes to immerse themselves in the fast bike route and scenic run more efficiently.
Our partnership with UWTSD strives to deliver opportunities for Welsh students and staff. Open to ages 14+, this day is jam-packed with entertainment and determination and also provides a great addition to the Swansea student experience.

The Swim will commence the triathlon in waves of 4 from the Prince of Wales Dock, followed by the 3 lap bike route around the city, finished by the 5km run ending in front of the atmospheric National Waterfront Museum.


  • Sprint Distance Individual


    Sun 28th May 2023

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Sprint Distance Relay Team


    Sun 28th May 2023

    Booking for more than 1?


  • Sprint Distance Individual


    Sun 28th May 2023

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Sprint Distance Relay Team


    Sun 28th May 2023

    Booking for more than 1?

What's Included

Registration to take place between 6:00am and 10:00pm on Sunday 28th May. Transition open 6:00am to 7:30am. Athletes will be provided with a swim cap which they are required to wear and finishers will receive a medal. Full comprehensive Health and Safety on site and along course.

  • Bespoke Medal
  • 14+
  • Cancellations insurance

How to Get There

Take the A40 to Carmarthen
Follow through Crosshands and Pont Abraham roundabout
Take the M4 towards Swansea
Leave M4 at Junction 45
Keep in left hand lane and take A4067 towards the City Centre
Follow the signs for Stadium for approx. 6 miles and then the Stadium will appear on your left hand side
After the Stadium follow the road and take a right at the roundabout towards the docks
There are many car parks in the area which you can park in to access all the areas needed.

Leave the M4 at Junction 44
Follow Fabian Way down to the centre
There are many car parks in the area which you can park in to access all the areas needed.


Parking is available at:
St David’s Place, SA1 3LQ – Pay and Display
Pocketts Wharf, SA1 3XL – Pay and Display
Waterfront / LC, SA1 3ST – Pay and Display
Swansea Salubrious Place, SA1 3LZ – Pay and Display

Course Details

The Swansea Triathlon course is simply in one of the best locations in the UK. With a calm, safe and spectator friendly swim, picturesque ride and a fast and flat run, this event will take some beating!

The course is a 750m sea swim, 20km bike and a 5km run.

The triathlon will begin with 4 waves from the Prince of Wales Dock, Swansea. Athletes will head into the water swimming between the two red buoys. It will be an anti-clockwise swim around the course, with the large turn-point buoys to be kept on your left hand side.

The bike course will be a 3 lap route, heading out from transition anti-clockwise, coming back round into Swansea.

A stunning fast and lat 5km through the marina and onto the sealant and finishing in front of the National Waterfront Museum


  • Are there age restrictions for race entry?

    Yes you must be 14 years old by the day of the race.

  • Where do I wear my timing chip?

    Your timing chip must be worn on your left ankle.

  • Are there official photographers?

    Yes, Finisherpix will be on site to take athlete photos


To work out where you need to be and when, simply check out our itinerary of events below.


12pm - 5pm Registration
Dylan Thomas Centre
2pm 3k Swansea Swim Starts
SA1 Dock
3pm 1.5k Swansea Swim Start
SA1 Dock
3.30pm 750m Swansea Swim Starts
SA1 Dock


6am - 10am Registration Open
Dylan Thomas Centre
6am - 7.30am Transition open
8am Wave 1 Start
SA1 Dock
8.10am Wave 2 Start
SA1 Dock
8.30am Wave 3 Start
SA1 Dock
8.50am Wave 4 Start
SA1 Dock
9.15am 1st Athlete Back
Finish Line
10.30am Last Bike Back
10.30am 5k Starts
11.30pm Last athlete finishes
National Waterfront Museum

race packs

We want to ensure the Swansea Triathlon is an amazing day for all athletes! We also want to make sure that everyone competing knows exactly what’s happening, when it’s happening, and most importantly what you need to keep safe and have a great time!

You can find the Race Pack available 14days before race day, along with the Race Briefing Video and links to the Wave Times.

In order to take part in the event, you MUST bring Photo ID to registration. It is also imperative that you watch the Video Briefing prior to the event.

race briefing

first timers

As a first time athlete for the Swansea Triathlon we want to give you as much reassurance as possible.

We know how stressful a first race can be…

‘Have I done enough training? Will I be the last person to finish? What do I need for the race?’

Here is a helpful guide to everything you need to know regarding the race and what you need to bring.

first timers race briefing

road closures

To make your day as easy as possible, here is a list of Road Closure we have on the day of the event.

7.00am – 11.00am

East Burrows Road
Oxford Street
Temple Street
Nelson Street
Cambrian Place
Union Street
Dunvant Place
A4067 Victoria Road
A4067 Oystermouth Rd
A4067 Mumbles Road

Road closure times are approximate and are subject to change. The sweep vehicle will trigger the roads to open again. Diversions will be in place to make your journey less stressful.

about the area and where to watch!

Swansea is a coastal city and county in Wales. It’s the 2nd largest city in the country, situated on the sandy South West coast, the county includes the Gower Peninsula and Lliw uplands.

Places to watch on the day of the event:

SA1 will see hundreds of athletes head off on their triathlon journey, as they swim in the beautiful, natural amphitheatre. With a number of cafes and restaurants dotted along the start and finish area, it’ll be an incredible place to watch the race start.

Head to the Dylan Thomas Centre before the event starts and take a walk around the event expo! We’ll have a number of sponsors and suppliers there.

As athletes head out on the run, they’ll be making their way over to the Pump House, where they’ll pass by the ‘High 5 Zone’, where you can cheer them on as they head straight past the beer garden.

Castle Square is where the athletes will head down the red carpet after their incredible efforts. Throughout the day, there will be a number of live bands and entertainment for the kids, before the competitors head down the famous red carpet finish line. It’s THE place to be.

toilets and food

Quadrant Bus Station Public Toilets, Plymouth Street, SA1 3AR
Civic Centre Public Toilets, Oystermouth Road, SA1 3SN
Maritime Quarter Public Toilets (near the Marina barrage), SA1 1UN
National Waterfront Museum Public Toilets, Oystermouth Road, SA1 3RD
LC Swansea Public Toilets, Oystermouth Road, SA1 3ST

A number of local eateries around the swim start, transition, on the run course and finish line for you to eat.

swim info

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.

bike info

Can I use Tri Bars (aerobars)?
- Yes

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.

run info

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 12pm.


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SA1 1CX - Swansea

28 May 2023

£84.53 - £117.70

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