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Sporting Event, Sat 27 Jul 2019

Welsh Open Water Estuary Swim

Welsh Open Water Estuary Swim


The Welsh Open Water Estuary Swim (WOWES) this year is a 3k wild swim around the Towy Estuary from Ferryside towards Llansteffan and Llangain then back across the river estuary to Ferryside.

Our event, while being unique to Wales, is one of the few wild swimming courses to take place in an estuary. This creates a challenge to swimmers in dealing with tidal flows and currents at top water. Thus, it draws swimmers from the UK and across the world all keen to swim the course. This makes the WOWES swim an ideal setting for an introduction to open water swimming whilst being able to offer the more seasoned wild swimmer and triathlete an opportunity to develop their open water skills.

On completion of the course, each swimmer is presented with unique and hand-crafted medal made by a local artist. WOWES is a non-profit swim, donating all proceeds raised through the swim to Ferryside Lifeboat and our selected charities.

Cash PointDisabled toiletsPostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Wheelchairs available

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 27 Jul 2019 14:15


Swim Entry Price: £25.00.

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SA31 1GA



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Map reference: SN 411202  Lat: 51.85826 Long: -4.30866

A48 from the end of the M4.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Carmarthen station


  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available