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August 1-7 will see Swansea host 3 free international spectator events – IRONMAN 70.3 Swansea, Volvo 2022 World Triathlon Para Series Swansea and the Para Sport Festival.

 

Wheelchair basketball
Para Sport Festival

Coordinated by Disability Sport Wales and delivered by local insport Clubs and National Governing Bodies of Sport, the insport series event will provide disabled children, young people and adults the opportunity to take part in over 20 sports from athletics to wheelchair rugby. Entry is free and registration is now open.

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Tri parathletes competing

Volvo 2022 World Triathlon Para Series Swansea

Volvo 2022 World Triathlon Para Series Swansea on Saturday August 6 will bring some of the best paratriathletes in the world, competing in swim, bike, run, with the SA1 Waterfront providing a hub setting for all the action.

Volvo 2022 World Triathlon Para Series Swansea is one of three races of its kind in 2022 ahead of the World Triathlon Para Championships in Abu Dhabi. Swansea will follow Yokohama in May and Montreal in July and takes place a week after Birmingham 2022 hosts paratriathlon for athletes with a visual impairment.

This year’s event is part of a three-year commitment to host a World Triathlon Para Series race in Swansea through to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

Saturday 6 August will also see a GO TRI Disability Aquathlon and races on the British Triathlon Para Super Series take place at SA1. The aquathlon (swim-run) is an accessible opportunity for anyone with a disability to get involved in multisport, with a team of helpful volunteers on hand to support participants – find out more.

The super series races will provide the opportunity for up-and-coming British paratriathletes to compete at the same event venue, albeit a different course, as the event seeks to support the next generation of paratriathletes. The super series also offers participants without a classification the opportunity to take part in swim, bike, run as a way of getting to know competitive paratriathlon – find out more.

The racing will be available to watch around the course, and there will also be an opportunity to volunteer and help make the event a success. On the day there will be live entertainment, food, drink and an event village.

IRONMAN competitors

IRONMAN 70.3 Swansea

Also new for 2022, IRONMAN 70.3 Swansea will make its debut on Sunday, August 7, with a middle-distance swim, bike, run event. The first IRONMAN 70.3 event to take place on Welsh soil, it will see thousands of athletes enjoy the outstanding natural beauty and dramatic coastal landscapes of scenic South Wales.

Starting with a 1.2-mile swim at Prince of Wales Dock, athletes will undertake a 56-mile bike ride along the sweeping waterfront of Swansea Bay, through Mumbles, and across the hills of the Gower before completing a 13.1-mile seaside run. With an epic festival finish in Museum Park, athletes will race down the iconic red carpet to receive the first IRONMAN 70.3 Swansea medals.

IRONMAN 70.3 Swansea will offer qualifying slots to the 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship taking place in Lahti, Finland on 26-27 August 2023.

To ensure the safety and the best possible experience for everybody, there will be a series of road closures for the Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 August and we hope that you will come along, cheer on these athletes and really enjoy the spectacular atmosphere these sports will bring.

It’s going to be an amazing week of sport in Swansea and Gower and whether you are taking part or supporting, live locally or visiting Swansea for the first time; we hope you have a great time.

For full details and everything you need to know including course maps road closure and spectator information.

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