The Swim to the Edge series 2023

New for 2023 is the Swim to the Edge Series. The series will see the competitors taking on 3 major open water swimming challenges, (The Big 3) at iconic Welsh coastal spots over the summer season. The swims are

  • The Green Monster – Solva Swim approx 2miles
  • The Blue Monster – Abereiddy Swim 2.2 miles
  • The Great White – Whitesands Swim 2.4 Miles (new swim)

If you enter all 3 swims you will obtain points for your position in each swim and the overall winners will obtain a special prize! Those who complete all 3 swims will also receive a Swim to the Edge, Big 3 medal. This will be on top of the individual medals they have for each event.

We have made each swim slightly different, each with their own unique challenges. But what is the same, is they are all sea swims in iconic places and will all test your swimming ability.

First up will be 

The Green Monster Solva – Saturday 15th July @10am 

The green monster has become a firm favourite with many. A great swim that see’s you swim out of Solva harbour and around the imposing rock that is Green Scar. This one tests your nerve and navigation.

Second up 

The Blue Monster Abereiddy – Sunday 16th July @1800hrs

The blue monster will be the day after the Green Monster, making it a chance for you to make a weekend of it down in St Davids and to challenge your swimming ability with two monster swims back-to-back. The Blue Monster in 2023 is reverting back to its roots and will see swimmers start and finish in the magnificent Blue Lagoon.

This swim is a real test of your navigation, sighting and stamina, the changes in direction and movement certainly make you work hard!

Last but not least

The Great White – Whitesands Beach. Saturday 5th August @0800hrs

New for 2023, this swim see’s us return to where it all started at Whitesands. Another iconic Welsh beach, nestled between Ramsey Sound and St Davids Head. This swim is 2.4 miles long. It will be broken down into 2 laps, between each lap the swimmers will do an Aussie Exit onto the beach. The timing, length and style of this swim also makes it an ideal training run for Ironman Wales. Beware there may be surf and swell.

How it Works

If you enter all swims, you will get points for your position in each event, which will go onto a leader board and the winner of each category will get an award and prize bag. These will be on top of the event merchandise for each individual event.

If you can’t commit to all 3 events, each swim is open for individual entries.

And each swim will have a smaller distance available as well.

For more details on each swim and or to book a swim individually please see the below link

Swim to the Edge Series

Points System 

  • First Place in Category – 10 points
  • Second Place in Category – 7 points
  • 3rd Place in Category – 5 points
  • 4th Place in Category – 3 points
  • 5th Place in Category – 2 points
  • 1 point for finishing

Cost to Enter Swim to the Edge Series = £120 BOOK HERE

Awards – 1st Male/Female – 1st Male/Female O50 (same categories for skin swimmers) (depending on numbers further awards might be added)

Goody bag – Swim to the Edge Series Hat, Medal each event, overall medal for completing all 3, T-shirt from each event.

This is a proper open water swimming challenge and a series with some iconic venues and routes, there to be enjoyed by all with the real challenge being to complete them.

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Alun Edwards
September 27, 2022
hi finton i have already entered the Solva swim but would love to enter the swim series, how do I go about booking onto the series ? kind regards alun Edwards
September 27, 2022
Hi Alun, If you just sign up for the other two online and then let me know, I'll add you to the Swim Series. Thanks
Scott Cartwright
June 22, 2023
Hi Alun I might join u ????

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