Challenging, adventurous and fun swimming in the Dyfi estuary, based out of the picturesque Welsh coastal fishing village of Aberdyfi, nestled in South Snowdonia. No two swims in this estuary are ever the same, but they are always magical.
THE DYFI 13KM, 11 SEP Swim from the beautiful beach in Aberdyfi all the way up to the tidal limit of the Dyfi estuary covering 13km of splendour, a journey that transitions from coast to mountain, from salt water to river water...a remarkable point to point swim journey. Water temperature at the start will be around 17 degrees, and around 14 degrees at the finish.
This swim will be tide assisted. If you can swim consistently for 2.5 hours at a minimum of 3km/h in open water, and you have a sense of adventure, then you'll be suited to this swim. Skins swimmers must provide prior evidence of swimming for similar amounts of time in similar water temperatures.
Pre-requisite: You must be able to swim for 2.5hrs at 3km/h.
The start of The Dyfi 13km, 2019
REGISTRATION & SCHEDULE Different to previous years, 2022 will see registration in Aberdyfi and then an optional coach transfer back from Pennal (the finish).
Registration: Sat 18:00 to 19:30
Late registration: Sun 06:40 to 07:20
Bag drop: 07:00 to 07:40 (bags will be transported to the finish)
BEAT THE TIDE 4KM, 01 OCT This is quite a special swim, one of the most beautiful estuary swims in the UK. The swim takes you around Aberdyfi Wharf and Jetty, on past the picturesque village and Penhelig corner. You will then carry on past the Roman Road, Picnic Island and The Outward Bound Trust up to a big yellow house, and to what looks like a small castle (Trefri) on an island. This "castle" will be the turnaround point.
Expect slight tidal assistance at the start & finish, and a little swimming against the tide at the turnaround point.
Pre-requisite: You must be able to swim 2km within 45mins.
REGISTRATION & SCHEDULE Different to previous years, 2022 will see registration at Aberdyfi Village Hall (Neuadd Dyfi), LL35 0NR.
THE TAFOL TUMBLE Starting form Aberdyfi beach swim all the way to a pebbly beach where the River Tafol joins theDyfi Estuary. Here you will "tumble-turn" and swim back to Aberdyfi, your tumble will coincide with the turning of the tide, more or less! A total of 8km.
After a very challenging couple of years we are trying to consolidate a little, as a result The Tafol Tumble race won't be taking place in 2022. However we do provide guiding for small groups on The Tafol Tumble route.