Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question about The Wales Swim? No problem – simply look through our frequently asked questions below, and hopefully you’ll find the info you need.
How is the start organised?
It will be a mass start, therefore you will need to get into position prior to the starting gun. If you think you are in with a chance, get to the front - if not, try and organise yourselves with quicker swimmers nearer the front and slower ones at the back
How do you marshall / ensure safety on a swim?
There will be support boats and kayaks with qualified life-saving personnel on hand. There will be a Race Briefing prior to the race, but if you have any problems it is standard procedure to lie on your back and raise your hand and you will be picked out the water as soon as possible.
Do I have to wear a wetsuit?
Wearing a wetsuit is mandatory.
Do I need a swim cap?
You must wear the Activity Wales Events swim cap provided for the event. This will be given to you at Registration.
What is the minimum age to enter The Wales Swim?
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.