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The Big Welsh Swim 2020

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Saturday 11th July 2020

Entries Open
Friday 6th September 2019
Entries Close
Saturday 4th July 2020
Courses
Mid Way: 1.3km; One Way: 3km; Two Way: 6km; Three Way: 9km
Entries so Far
208 Participants
Entry Fees

Mid way:Junior (age 15 & under): £30
Mid way:£48 
One way:£54
Two Way:£59 (no train ride included)
Three way:£70

Contact
Event Organiser - Chloe Rafferty
Phone
07791685269

To enter you must first Log In or Register your Details with SiEntries.

Entries this year will be opened in three waves: 50% will be released on 6th Aug 2019, a further 30% on 1 Feb 2020 and 20% on 1st May.
There will be NO waiting list. If the distance you want to enter shows 'FULL' you will need to wait for the next wave to open. 
We have a no refunds policy and you can only defer your entry up to 6 weeks before the event - please only enter this event if you are happy with these terms. 

All aboard the swim train!

Catch the narrow gauge train to the end of Llyn Padarn to start your swim for a truly unique experience! With the spectacular backdrop of the Snowdon mountain range, the historic Dolbadarn Castle and Welsh slate quarries you can choose to swim the length of the lake, either once, twice or three times! We have a mid length option too!

We are sponsored by www.zone3.com

The BIG Welsh Swim will take place in Llyn Padarn, Padarn Country Park, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. The swim route will involve lengths of the lake (each length is 3km) with a choice of 4 different distances to choose from. Wetsuit and non-wetsuit places are available! The lake is surrounded by some of Snowdonia’s most stunning scenery including beautiful woodland, a historic castle, the old slate quarries that tower above the valley and the small narrow gauge railway that we’ll use to transport you to the end of the lake!

location: Gilfach Ddu station, Llyn Padarn Railway, Llanberis, North Wales. LL55 4TY.

Distances:
·   Mid way: 1.3km
·   One way: 3km
·   Two Way: 6km (you will not take the train on the 2 way swim)
·   Three way: 9km

Aid stations: 3 stations over each length of the lake: both ends and half way point.

Cut off time: 4.5 hours from start time for each distance. The race organisers and appointed staff can retire a participant at any time if they judge them not capable of finishing due to fatigue or poor physical condition.

Entry fee includes: 
-   Full water safety cover
-   Train ticket (excluding 2 way entries)
-   Event swim hat
-   Event timing
-   Fuel and hydration during event
-   Race souvenir
-   Free event photos
-   Prize for winners in each category (no age specific categories) – supplied by Zone3
 

You must be over 18 years of age on the day of the race to enter the event. 16+ participants will need parental consent to take part in full length swims. Under 16’s can complete the Mid way swim if accompanied in the water by a fee paying adult who will take complete responsibility for them.

Please see the website for full details about the event including info about non-wetsuit entries.

There will be a maximum number of entries available for each distance. When that number is reached entries for that distance will close. 

Entries this year will be opened in three waves: 50% will be released on 6th Aug 2019, a further 30% on 1 Feb 2020 and 20% on 1st May.
There will be NO waiting list. 
We have a no refunds policy and you can only defer your entry up to 6 weeks before the event - please only enter this event if you are happy with these terms. 

We are proudly supporting Level Water - a charity that provides free swimming lessons for disabled children. You can make an optional donation when you sign up. FREE places are also available if you would like to raise sponsorship for www.LevelWater.org. Please email us for more information.


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