News

Great start to 2017

The WOWES team are enjoying a fantastic start to the new year.

We have had a terrific response from our new website and Facebook page resulting in the steady growth of the number of swimmers signed up for wowes 2017 so far.

The WOWES team has also been generously given a wonderful offer which is open to all our participating swimmers, offering a huge 15% discount on Swim Secures open water swimmers product range – this offer can be utilized once you have signed up for our swim.

Swim Secure have also donated 100 Chill swim kit bags to us to give to our swimmers on the day of our main event. Further to this, Swim Secure and Weirdfish have already offered us superb raffle prizes, again, to be drawn on the main WOWES 2017 swim day.

We are always looking for raffle prizes for our main event as it is a great way of developing relationships with local, national and international businesses – whilst offering us the opportunity to further the monies raised for our local charities and good causes.

If you feel you may be able to help us with fund raising or wish to donate a raffle prize, please feel free to contact us; [email protected]

Art competition

We are looking for the 2018 WOWES medal maker, the hand crafted medals maybe constructed in what ever medium you choose, ie. Wood, stone, metal, slate, ceramic ect, please bear in mind that the winner will need to make at least 100 medals.

The winning medal maker will be awarded the contract to produce the medals and present them (if they wish) to the swimmers of WOWES ’18.

For more details email WOWES with your design or more information.

Competition closes 31st March 2018.

WOWES announce 2017 Welsh Open Water Estuary Swim

The Welsh Open Water Estuary Swim (WOWES) is a 2k wild swim from Ferryside to Lansteffan and back across the river Towy estuary. The swim starts at 10.45 am 29th July 2017 (please visit our website to book your place).

The event while being unique to Wales is one of the only wild swimming courses to take place in an estuary. This creates a particular challenge to participants in dealing with tidal flows and currents. As a result it draws swimmers from the UK and across the world all keen to swim the estuary conditions. This makes the WOWES swim an ideal setting for an introduction to open water swimming whilst being able to offer the more seasoned wild swimmer and triathlete an opportunity to develop their open water skills.

The swimmers medals are unique and hand crafted by a local artist and each year a different style of medal is presented to the swimmer on completion of the course at the RTYC Ferryside.

We welcome all visitors, supporters and spectators to join us for the Welsh Open Water Estuary Swim at the Foreshore Ferryside. The spectacular sandy beaches and stunning surroundings make for a wonderful day out for all the family. There are full facilities available in the village including: Pubs, restaurants, hotel and spa, B&B’s, camping, ect for those who wish to enjoy the full range of what Ferryside has to offer.

WOWES is a non-profit swim, donating all proceeds raised through the swim to our selected charities.