Welsh Open Water Estuary Swim at Carmarthen

Penglais, Aberystwyth, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 1GA, Wales

The Welsh Open Water Estuary Swim (WOWES) is a 2k wild swim from Ferryside to Llansteffan and back across the River Towy estuary starting from the Foreshore, Ferryside. WOWES is a non-profit swim, raising money for charities and local good causes.

The event is quite unique in the UK in being 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 attracts swimmers from the UK and across the world, keen to swim the estuary conditions.