Open Water Swimming Adventures
Covid-19 has had a massive effect on peoples ability to keep up their swim training and as a result confidence may be low when it comes to open water swimming adventures. The pandemic has also forced us to either cancel or limit the numbers on our open water swimming events.
As a result of this and to give our customers what they have asked for, we have revamped our Open Water Swimming Packages.
Open Water swimming Adventures.
We have been running commercial swimming adventures around the St Davids Peninsular since 2016
The area is located in the middle of the UK’s only coastal National Park and is surrounded by clear blue water and a coast line that boasts high spectacular cliffs broken by the numerous hidden and isolated coves and beaches all of which is situated between the many picture postcard fishing villages and harbours that make up the communities and way of life for the local residents.
All of this makes the location ideal for an open water swimming adventure and a pure swimming experience that will stay with you for a long time.
Yes open water swimming can be dangerous activity to do by our self or to under take in an area you do not know as currents, tides, fatigue, orientation and weather can all cause serious problems for those who fall foul that is why we are offering guided tours that will allow you to have the ultimate swimming adventure in the safest possible environment.
The locations we use range from Abercastle on the Northern coast to mid Pembrokeshires St Brides Bay and everything in between. We utilise the best area to suit the weather and groups needs.
The 2021 Packages
- The Open Water Swim Adventure
- May to October – Every Sunday Morning at 1000hrs
- Cost £30 –BOOK HERE
- Group Size – 4 Persons (for larger groups please message us)
For 2021, we will aim to swim out of Abereiddy Beach. The area is an iconic spot for sea swimming and has a number of coves and bays that we can explore as well as the famous Blue Lagoon.
We will aim to be in the water for 2hrs and will tailor the distance and technicality to the groups experience and needs. But there will be opportunities to stretch out and swim in deep open water and then to slow down and explore the beauty of the area. We will helpt and support you and give you top tips on open water swimming and sighting but this is an experience to be enjoyed rather than a coaching/fitness session.
You will be accompanied by a kayak guide, which offers reassurance and safety.
If the conditions at Abereiddy are unsuitable, we will look at alternative spots, such as Solva and the numerous bays around St Davids.
2. The Green Monster (Swim to the Edge)
- June to October – (Email us to book)
- Cost £40 (Includes, Green Monster, Swim to the Edge T-Shirt)
This route is a tough 2.5 Mile Swim out of the iconic Solva Harbour and around the Green Scar Rock, which lies in St Brides Bay.
This route is the same as our Swim to the Edge event. Due to the restrictions that have been put in place and the rescheduling of events, We have got a back log of people wanting to do this swim. So not to disappoint we are are offering people the chance to swim it in small groups.
And to mark the achievement we have included in the price, the latest Swim to the Edge T-shirt, with the events iconic logo.
Please contact us to discuss your group size, don’t be put off, if you are a solo swimmer, we will look to accommodate you, with like minded people.
You will have kayak support, guiding you around the rock and back and ensuring all your safety needs are met.
Session Duration – Approximately 1.5 to 2hrs swimming broken down to a warm – up and 2 x 45 minute sessions which will broken up by landing on a inlet, storm beach or bay for hydration and nutrition if required
You will need to bring with you
- A swim specific Wetsuit
- Loose warm clothing to change into after
- Wetsuit booties
- Skull cap
If you have not got any of the above mentioned items please contact us and we can give you advice and options on purchase, hire and loan of certain items
Your guides will all be local with years of experience of working and playing in and around the St Davids peninsular. Depending on the group and Risk assessment the guides will either be swimming with you or will be utilising Kayaks to overview and lead the group.
Each route and trip will be
- Fully Risk assessed
- Have an appropriate trained lead and First aider
- Public Liability Insurance in place
Although this is an adventure our first priority is your safety, which will underline everything we do.
Swim Adventure Holidays
The St Davids Peninsular offers so much for the open water swimmer. Whether you are a high performer, just starting your open water journey or someone who just wants to enjoy the adventure open water swimming brings we have it all.
So if you are in the area and want to discuss open water swimming and want a guide that can take you to some remarkable places off the beaten track. Our you want to book a swim specific holiday, please get in touch.
We are based in St Davids and have grown up on the local coastline, so we believe we are in an ideal position to give you want you want and a bit more.
These packages are 100% bespoke so please contact us and tell us when you are available and what you are looking for and we will work around that.
Available for solo travelers or groups
Brilliant! Fintan put together a package that was absolutely perfect for me and I came away thrilled to have swum in beautiful locations and pushed my boundaries. Without the support and local knowledge it would never have been possible. One of the best experiences I’ve had in ages and I can’t recommend highly enough.
Thanks Fintan for putting together the swims this year! Great events at great venues.
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