Welsh Olympian and Paratriathlete kick off the countdown to WTPS Swansea


Friday 3 May marked 50 days until the world’s best paratriathletes come to South Wales for World Triathlon Para Series Swansea. The event takes place on Saturday 22 June, with this year seeing the biggest chances to take part alongside an inclusive spectator experience

To start the countdown, Welsh Olympian Helen Jenkins and Welsh paratriathlete Darren Williams joined local school children at Penlan Leisure Centre to swim, bike and run.

Over 100 children gathered at Penlan Leisure Centre to mark this milestone, taking to the pool, bikes and scooters, and getting the feeling for crossing the finish line on a day packed with swim, bike, run activity.

Building on this, the event in June will include timed and non-timed swim and run opportunities for all children aged 8 to14 years old, and the chance for anyone aged 15+ with a physical or intellectual impairment to give swim, bike, run a go.

The participation options will kickstart a day of activity at Swansea’s Prince of Wales Docks that will culminate in some of the world’s best paratriathletes competing just a matter of months ahead of competing at this summer’s Paralympic Games in Paris.

A full spectator experience will be on offer on top of the racing, with the Marina Market confirmed at the event site, as well as food, drink and entertainment.

Find out more about World Triathlon Para Series Swansea here: https://www.britishtriathlon.org/events/major-events/world-triathlon-para-series-swansea

Ruth Daniels, CEO of British Triathlon, said ahead of World Triathlon Para Series Swansea: “We’re now in the home stretch towards the event and our operations and delivery team have got plenty of exciting plans in place for June. 

“Our athletes are gearing towards a home race as well as many having an eye on Paris this summer, with Swansea set to be a real spectacle of elite sport in the build-up to the Paralympic Games. 

“World Triathlon Para Series Swansea will be a festival of swim, bike, run on 22 June with more participation options than ever before, an increased accessible spectator offer, and the opportunity to witness some world-class racing. We look forward to welcoming you to the event.”

Robert Francis-Davies, Swansea City Council’s cabinet member for investment, regeneration and tourism, said:

“We’re really look forward to welcoming the World’s best para triathletes of athletes and supporters for the 2024 World Triathlon Para Series, Swansea’s third staging of the event.

“We’re a city with a great passion for sport, set within the backdrop of a fabulous natural environment for everybody to enjoy. We’re excited that local people will once again be inspired to enjoy sport on the weekend of June 22-23.

“The World Triathlon Para Series provides a boost to our local economy and we’ll make sure, once again, that local residents, businesses and organisations are fully informed about opportunities and road changes for the event’s big weekend.”

Catherine Roberts, CEO of Welsh Triathlon, says: “Welsh Triathlon staff have enjoyed working with Swansea children and clubs leading up to this event and hope to encourage all ages and ability into the sport.”

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