2023 World Triathlon Para Series Swansea: All You Need To Know


The 2023 World Triathlon Para Series is making its return to Swansea on Saturday 15 July and here’s everything you need to know about this unique festival of disability sport.

Where is it?

Following its successful debut last year, the 2023 World Triathlon Para Series will return to South Wales with the action taking place at the Prince of Wales Dock and SA1 Waterfront in Swansea.


When is it taking place?


Saturday 15 July 2023. The first event of the day starts at 08:00 and races will continue through to 17:45. The medal ceremony will take place at 17:45 to 18:45.

Click here to see the full schedule.


Do I need a ticket to watch?

No, you don’t need a ticket to come down and spectate. Simply turn up and enjoy the racing and entertainment.


Which elite athletes will I be able to see racing?

You’ll be able to witness the world’s most decorated paratriathletes in action at the 2023 World Triathlon Para Series Swansea. Paralympians, World Champions, European Champions to name but a few, to see all the British interest and what categories they are in click here

How do I find out more about sporting classifications?

In Paratriathlon there are nine sport classes.

For athletes with physical impairments, there are six different sport classes, the ambulant ones numbered PTS2-5 and the ones for wheelchair athletes, PTWC1 and PTWC2. A lower number indicates a more severe activity limitation. There are three other sport classes for athletes with vision impairment named PTVI1, PTVI2 and PTVI3. To learn more about the paratriathlon classes click here.


What’s on at the Event Village?

The Event Village will sit at the heart of the action on the SA1 Waterfront, with swim, bike, run and transition and viewing points all within 100 metres.


With plenty to see and do, it is the perfect destination for those looking to make the most of their day at the Waterfront to watch all the action. On event day you will find:


  • Big screen with live coverage, leader boards and subtitles
  • Live commentary including from 2016 Paralympic Silver Medallist, Alison Peasgood
  • Food and drink stalls
  • Bloco Vale Samba Band
  • Face painting
  • Accessible seating area with parasols
  • Medal ceremonies


Are there any road closures and where can I park if I drive?

Temporary road closures will be in place on Friday 14 July and Saturday 15 July to ensure the safety of athletes and the public. 

The event organisers recognise the impact that road closures will have on the residents and businesses of Swansea and would like to express their gratitude in advance for the support. 

Click here to learn more about the road closures. 

Details of all the car parks in and around Swansea including maps and charges can be found by visiting the council website.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of this one-off home event for Great Britain’s paratriathletes. For full event information for more details on how to get involved in paratriathlon, click here.

Images by Steve Cox and Kara Thomas

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