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The Swansea Swim

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The Swansea Swim

Prince Of Wales Dock, SA1

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

Sat 27th May 2023

Starting at 14:00

3 races

£21.40 - £42.80

Organiser's Description

The Swansea Swim is set to take place in the Prince of Wales Dock in Swansea on the 27th May and is due to be televised under the UWTSD Triathlon. The day will start from 12pm, with the first swim race kicking off at 2pm. This event offers a great experience for both former and new athletes to participate in and the great Swansea location provides an incredible city atmosphere, as well as soothing calm waters. Dive into this excellent experience and take part in a distance of your choice. All athletes who complete their race, will be awarded with a medal to celebrate their achievement. Athletes can take part in either 3k, 1,9k or 750m distances.


  • Swansea Swim 1.9k

    Sat 27th May 2023


  • Swansea Swim 3k

    Sat 27th May 2023


  • Swansea Swim 750m

    Sat 27th May 2023




  • Swansea Swim 1.9k

    Sat 27th May 2023


  • Swansea Swim 3k

    Sat 27th May 2023


  • Swansea Swim 750m

    Sat 27th May 2023



What's Included

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
  • 750m 15+, 1.9k and 3k distances open to 16+
  • 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:
Saint 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


  • Are there age restrictions for race entry?

    Yes there are. 3k - 16 + 1.9k - 16+ 750m - 14+ Please note although we do have the age restrictions in place we do require the athlete to be fit enough to complete the distance.

  • When do I get my race number and timing chip?

    These must be collected at the time of registration upon showing photo ID and a signed copy of the disclaimer (You may have already done your disclaimer when you signed up to the event)

  • 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.


12pm - 3pm Registration
Dylan Thomas Centre

2pm 3k Swansea Swim Start
SA1 Dock

3pm 1.9k Swansea Swim Start
SA1 Dock

3.30pm 750m Swansea Swim Start
SA1 Dock

race pack

We want to ensure the Swansea Swim is a (fairly) relaxing day for all the athletes and make sure that everyone competing knows exactly what’s happening, when it’s happening, and most importantly what you need to keep safe and post a great time!

The Race Pack below is released 14days before race day, along with the Race Briefing Video and links to the Waves 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.

Safety briefing video

toilet facilities

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

where to eat

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 will be a mass start on your 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


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