The sport of swimrun originated in the Swedish Archipelago, read the story behind swimrun racing here.
An activity called "Jog and Dip" started in 1941 when Aberdyfi Outward Bound Sea School was set up to train the Merchant Navy during World War II. Aberdyfi also became a training ground for a special troop of Army Commandos between 1942 and 1943.
To this day the Dyfi Estuary plays a big part in building resilience, teamwork and leadership skills in young people, through adventures in the wild with The Outward Bound Trust.
Dyfi Swimrun is inspired by history, and the original race format from ÖTILLÖ, pioneers of the sport.
THE COURSE This spectacular course includes swimming across the mouth of the Dyfi estuary, twice!
CAMPING/CARAVANS Tyddyn Rhys Farm has basic camping with stunning views over Cardigan Bay, 10 mins walk to registration. Trefeddian Uchaf has two well equipped caravans, 15 mins walk from registration.