The Swim to the Edge series 2019

There are now 3 swims you can do. All in magificant and iconic locations and new for 2019 will be Skin Swimmer Categories!

  1. The Solva Swim – The Green Monster Saturday 3rd August.
  2. The Little Haven Regatta 2019 – Date to Be Confirmed
  3. Abereiddy – The Blue Monster – Saturday 31st August

 

The Solva Swim or the “Green Monster”

BOOK GREEN MONSTER EARLY BIRD £30 – Pre 1st Dec2018 – £4o Afterwards

BOOK BLACK RUN EARLY BIRD £30 – Pre 1st Dec 218 – £40 Afterwards

Is part of the Solva Edge Festival weekend when the idyllic harbour village, which lies in the middle of the Pembrokeshire coast national park has a celebration of sport, music and arts. The swim itself is one of the most scenic and challenging open water swims in the UK and with two distances available we have something for everyone :-

The Green Monster 2.5 Miles & Black  Run 1m 

2) The Little Haven Regatta Swim

We are delighted to be part of the Little Haven Regatta and facilitating their Open Water Swim. The event is part of the Weekends activities being held in this delightful little fishing village.

A small event ideal for beginners or those new to open water swimmers as it is suitable for all. after the success of 2018 we are looking forward to 2019’s already and full details to be released in good time

3) Abereiddy – The Blue Monster

2018, Saw 50 people take on the Blue Monster, the general consensus was that it was more difficult than the Green Monster!! The event has a distance of 2.4 miles and 1Km. Both swims will take you around the magnificent bay of Abereiddy and will see you finishing in the wonderful Blue Lagoon – See tab for more details

BOOK ABEREIDDY 2.4M SWIM EARLY BIRD – £30 Pre Dec 1st (£40 After)

BOOK ABEREIDDY 1KM SWIM EARLY BIRD – £30 Pre Dec 1st (£40 After)

Solva Swim 2019

Date – Saturday 3rd August

Start Time – 1200noon

Cost – Early Bird £30 (£40 After 1st Dec)

BOOK GREEN MONSTER EARLY BIRD

BOOK BLACK RUN EARLY BIRD (1M)

This event has sold out the past two years so if you are interested please book early. No registration is taken on the day.

Swimmers will receive a T-shirt, Event Hat, And new for 2019 is a Bespoke medal to commemorate your achievement.

Awards will be given out for Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Plus  1st, 2nd and 3rd. (Gender) plus first Male/Female 50+

Skin Swimmers Category – To acknowledge the achievements of those who swim without a wetsuit a specific category and award will be available for 1st Male and 1st Female

The Green Monster 2.5 Miles

As per 2018 the event will start from the beach at the entrance to the Harbour just prior to low tide. From here the swimmers will head out into St Brides Bay and bare slightly left as you headed towards Gaseg Rocks. Once on the back of the Gaseg the swimmers will head for the Green Scar and round the back of this beast of an Island. Once they have circumnavigated the Island they will head back to the mouth of the Harbour for a Beach Finish.

The Black Run 1m

The Black Run.

You will start on the beach and swim out passing the rock on your left hand side. You will then head out to St Brides Bay. When at 0.5 miles from the comfort of the beach you will round a buoy before coming into the beach the other side of the rock.

Passing the Rock on either side can be an experience. Tackling any swell that may be there and the thought of going out into the deep, Is a fair tester!!!

Swimmers will receive a T-shirt, Event Hat, And new for 2019 is a Bespoke medal to commemorate your achievement.

Awards will be given out for Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Plus  1st, 2nd and 3rd. (Gender) plus first Male/Female 50+

Skin Swimmers Category – To acknowledge the achievements of those who swim without a wetsuit a specific category and award will be available for 1st Male and 1st Female

The Swim Logistics for 2019

Will be published nearer the time and email details to those registered. But in the meantime we would like to remind everyone

This is a tough Swim and requires a good level of swim fitness and confidence in the open water. We also expect anyone that registers to view the route map and research the route, there are a lot of photos and maps on google that will help you visualise it. And any questions please email us well in advance as the day of the event might be too late to ask.

Results from 2018 Swim to the Edge

Green Monster & Black Run

The Little Haven Regatta Swim

2018 Results Click Here

We are delighted to be part of the Little Haven Regatta and facilitating their Open Water Swim. The event will be part of the Weekends activities being held in this delightful little fishing village.

The swim will be 1500m starting at the slipway, with an out, around the buoys and back effort. All in this picturesque location right in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

The swim will have limited entries of 50 persons and will be ideal for people new to open water swimming. Or those that want a chance to support the regatta or take part in a nice little event!!!

The Details

Date – Sunday 12th August.

Start Time – 1800hrs

Registration – Sunday 12th August 1600hrs to 1730hrs

Price – £15 (Price includes Event swim hat, safety crew, and Timed published results with £3pp going to the Little Haven Regatta) he event is now full

The Date is a rearranged one due to adverse weather on the original date.

Refunds / Deferrals / Transfers Policy

Due to the small margins we operate against for each event and the growing running costs we no longer offer refunds on events once they are booked. We will however let you defer your entry to the next race or another event and/or will allow you to transfer your entry up until the day before the event – Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Before Booking any event, please view below the T’s & C’s of the Bookings  Thank You

Solva Swim 2019 – 3rd August 

Solva Swim 2.4 miles (Green Monster) Early Bird £30 (1st Dec £40) – BOOK HERE

Solva Swim 1m  (Black Run) Early Bird £30 (1st Dec £40) – BOOK HERE

Skin Swimmers Non Wetsuit – Solva 2019

If you are signing up for the Skin Swimmers Category, You will need to be a proven skin swimmer, will have to of completed a similar distance open water swimmer in UK or similar climate waters within the past 12 months. Or be a recorded Channel swimmer / Ice swimmer. Any queries please ask.

Solva Swim 2.4 miles (Green Monster/Non Wetsuit) Early Bird £30 – BOOK HERE

Solva Swim 1m  (Black Run/Non Wetsuit) Early Bird £30 (1st Dec £40) – BOOK HERE

Abereiddy Swim 2019 – 31st August 

Abereiddy Swim 2.4 miles (Blue Monster) Early Bird £30 (1st Dec £40) – BOOK HERE

Abereiddy Swim 1K  (Blue Lagoon) Early Bird £30 (1st Dec £40) – BOOK HERE

Skin Swimmers Non Wetsuit – Abereiddy 2019

If you are signing up for the Skin Swimmers Category, You will need to be a proven skin swimmer, will have to of completed a similar distance open water swimmer in UK or similar climate waters within the past 12 months. Or be a recorded Channel swimmer / Ice swimmer. Any queries please ask.

Abereiddy Swim 2.4 miles (Blue Monster/Non Wetsuit) Early Bird £30 – BOOK HERE

Abereiddy Swim 1K  (Blue Lagoon/Non Wetsuit) Early Bird £30  – BOOK HERE

Little Haven 2019 TBC

Booking Conditions / Rules and Regulations

  • Refunds – Should you have to withdraw from the event a 60% Refunded will be given up until 1 month prior to the event after this date no refund can be made.
  • Transfers to another swimmer / deferrals to another event / Changing between distances can be made free of charge up to 1 week before the event anything after this can not be done.
  • Event cancellation – We are in the hands of mother nature when it comes to the weather and sea conditions, We monitor the weather extremely closely on the build up to the event and should be in a position to know 24hrs before if the event can be held or not. However this is not always the case and unpredictable conditions or un-forecasted weather can occur. If this is the case we will do our utmost to get all swimmers into the water for a worthwhile swim as we have several options available to re route the course. If none of these are appropriate and the event is cancelled. We can not offer refunds. This is due to the fact that the event money has already been spent and to have insurance to cover this would not be financially viable, meaning we would have to double the entry fee for the just in case!
  • We also appreciate that you have spent your money and incurred other costs associated with the event. We will therefore either look to offer an alternative date, defer to the following year or transfer to another event.
  • Age restrictions on Green Monster – 18 or over Blue Monster 16 years or over
  • Age restriction on Black Run 14 or over (14-18 with parental consent)
  • Sea Floats are allowed
  • Unfortunately the above conditions are in place to prevent the growing amount of admin involved in the event, the fact that we operate on minimal margins and insurance, safety crews and consumables are all ordered, booked and purchased well in advance.
  • As always any enquiries or queries on the above please contact us and we will be happy to discuss and help in anyway we can – email mailto:Manupukevents@gmail.com

The Abereiddy Swim 2019

Date – Saturday 31st Aug

Time – 0830hrs Start

Cost – £30 Early Bird, 2.4 Mile Swim (£40 from 1st Dec) CLICK HERE

Cost – £30 Early Bird 1Km Swim (£40 from 1st Dec) CLICK HERE

Swimmers will receive a T-shirt, Event Hat, And a Bespoke slate medallion  to commemorate your achievement.

Awards will be given out for Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Plus  1st, 2nd and 3rd. (Gender) plus first Male/Female 50+

Skin Swimmers Category – To acknowledge the achievements of those who swim without a wetsuit a specific category and award will be available for 1st Male and 1st Female

The Blue Monster – 2.5 Miles

This really is a monster of an open water swim. It will see you head off from Abereiddy Beach, and follow the Southern cliffs of the Pembrokeshire Coast Paths as you head out into the Bay.

After about a mile you will reach the secluded bay of Aber Pwll and from her you will turn around and head back towards The Beach for an Aussie Exit before heading back into the water and swimming along the North Coast line before doing a U turn and heading into the now world famous Blue Lagoon where you will finish.

PLEASE NOTE

This has the potential of being a Surf Entrance into the Water

The Out and Back Swim is a challenging swim and requires good fitness and ability

The Swim into the Lagoon will require good swimming ability and navigational skills (It will be marked and guided)

The Swim into the Lagoon may involve battling some swell

The Swim in general may well involve rolling sea swell

THIS IS A TOUGH SWIM AND SHOULD ONLY BE ATTEMPTED BY COMPETANT SEA SWIMMERS

Blue Monster Map

The Blue Lagoon – 1 KM Swim

This swim will see you start on Abereiddy Beach and swim out into the Bay before turning right and heading toward the entrance of the Iconic Blue Lagoon. Although this swim may only be a 1K it will be quite technical and will see you possibly having a surf start at the beach, and negotiating the swell as you work your way into the Lagoon.

Again this is a tough challenge and should only be attempted by competent sea swimmers

The event will be timed and awards will be for the first Male and Female and First Male/Female ) Over 50.

Each swimmer will receive an event hat and a finisher slate medallion

The Course

swim, bike, run

Tour Reviews

4.2 based on 5 reviews
February 4, 2017

I’ve completed a few Man Up events, all have been highly organised and the swim to the edge doesn’t disappoint. It’s a stunning event set in the picturesque village of Solva. You get chance to acclimatise to the crystal clear blue water as you swim through the harbour towards the start line. Your then heading out past black scar rock and onto Green scar for the 2.5 mile out and back. On the return leg is when your glad you payed attention to the race briefing as it covers sighting the harbour for the finish line, however there are plenty of safety craft out with you to point you in the right direction. This is a truly stunning event that will now be a yearly tradition. In fact the wife and daughter are both signed up for 2017. Highly recommended.

May 25, 2017

Awesome event. I used this as preparation for Ironman Wales and being a beginner at the open water swimming game found this to be a great challenge with the comfort of knowing there is help (if needed) close at hand.
We stayed on for the Edge festival. Cracking fun weekend that everybody should try.

August 20, 2018

Did the inaugural Solva Swim (Black Scar that yeat) which was great especially as there was no need to wear a wet-suit so the Blue Monster caught my eye. However, in reading more, I now see wet-suits are compulsory so instead of a swim its a bouyant neoprene float and paddle. Thought it was a Man-Up event rather than a wet-suit up and man-down. Any chance of relaxing rules for real-swimmers to join in?! That would be awesome if health & safety will permit.

August 21, 2018

Hi Justin, you can do the 1k Blue lagoon swim without a wetsuit but for this year the Blue Monster will be a wetsuit swim, we will review this for next years event – sorry to disappoint cheers

August 27, 2018

In relation to Justin’s query, could competent swimmers go without a wetsuit of they were to use a tow float? Just a thought, if it would cover the floatation safety aspect?
Only just found out about this swim, not sure if I can make it but will try. Love all your events.
Cheers,
Batman ?

August 27, 2018

Hi Batman!!!

What distance are you thinking of?

Cheers
Fintan

September 2, 2018

Recently swam the Blue Monster event on the weekend. Quite challenging with swell on the way back and an aussie exit/return on the pebbled beach was a nice touch. We also finished up with some tombstoning in the Blue Lagoon post swim (not part of the event). Yet again another great event organised by Fintan and the team. I will hopefully be back again in 2019 for both Solva and Aberieddy swims. Thank you.

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