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                                     STEPHEN LEWIS AQUATHON 2022 RACE INFORMATION



May I take this opportunity on behalf of Celtic tri to thank you all for supporting this event.

Please take time to read the following; it is important for the smooth, safe and enjoyable running of the event.

Mark Edwards/Hayley Harris, Race Organiser.

The Fifth Annual Aquathlon youth, tristar  race run by Celtic Tri Triathlon Club at the Ystradgynlais Sports Centre in memory Of Stephen Lewis. This race will be open over various distances for children between the ages of 9 (on or before the 31st of December 2022) and 19.

Please note that the category that the athletes will compete in is determined by their age on or before the 31/12/2022 so please be sure to sign them up for the correct race.

Event information

Ystradgynlais Sports Centre, Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA9 1AP

 There will be ample on site parking for competitors located at the leisure centre complex.

Those competing are asked to register 20minutes before their allocated start time.

We also ask that Athletes be ready at side of the leisure centre pool entrance 10 minutes before their allocated time slot,  They will then be asked to wait poolside until instructed to enter the pool.

 There will be no admission to view Poolside as per current COVID restrictions 

General sequence of events

Race Briefing via zoom 5pm 21/05/2022  race brief link will be emailed out day before. All waves will also 

8:30am Registration Outdoors near finsh line area and Transition opens

9:15am Fun run

9:30am Event start

1pm event finish


From 8:30am onwards at the large grass patch next to the finish line area 

Here you will be issued with your race number.

first swimmers will be starting at 9:30am

 There will also be a FUN RUN at 9:15am  registration for this will be taken on the day £5


There will be 4 lanes with 2 swimmers in each lane. Please swim UP and DOWN the side indicated by the swim marshals.

  • You may be provided with a coloured swim cap for easy identification by the lane marshals.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you swim the correct distance, although there will be lane counters to assist.
  • On completion of the swim, please leave the poolside by the exit indicated and make your way to the transition area, as shown. Please leave the swim hats with the marshal as you exit the water.



Leave your race number, clothing and shoes for the run sections in the transition area, Tri boxes will not be allowed. Do not leave clothes in the way of other competitors – keep them neat. A clean site is a safe site.



Numbers must be on display throughout the run section on the front of every athletes.

The run course is traffic free and predominately on tarmac and grass, but please be careful on uneven ground.



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 T1, T2, T3 and youth/junior

 Depending on which category you are in will depend on distances you will swim and run, these are indicated below

Tstarts 50m Swim (2 lengths) 500m run (smaller loop around the carpark down path infront of school to finish)

 T 1 150m Swim (6 Lengths) 1000m Run 1 Red loop

T 2 200m Swim (8 Lengths) 2000m Run 1 Red loop 1 Blue loop

T 3 300m Swim (12 Lengths) 3000m Run 1 Red Loop 2 Blue loops

Youth/junior 300m Swim (12 Lengths) 3000m Run 1 Red loop 2 Blue loops.

The run route is subject to alteration depending on weather conditions on the day.

It is the responsibility of the athletes to run the correct number of loops, There will be a marshal checking and counting to make sure that everyone has run the correct amount

Numbers must be visible on the front of athletes so that they can be seen as they cross the finishing line, all times this year will be done manually

The presentation of the Awards will be rolling through out the event near the finish line area after results for respective categories have been finalised and verified

The area outside of the pool is a public space there for please follow current welsh government covid rules and use a common sense approach,

Changing facilities and toilets will be available within the pool building could we ask that adults and non competitors do not use the toilets within the changing rooms please

If you have been asked to self isolate or are showing any Covid related symptoms please do not attend,

we have everyone’s details for track and trace purposes should this information be needed it will be shared with Public Health wales.

thank you

Mark Edwards/hayley Harris



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