4K (2.5 mile) 

Open Water Swim Challenge

Once again Swim Smooth Wales are running the 'Slip to Slip!' This year taking place on Sunday 25th July 2021 (am).   

A 4km (2.5 mile) sea swim from the slipway at Ogmore-by-Sea, past Newton Bay and Trecco Bay, sighting to the slipway in Porthcawl, taking a right, finishing on Sandy Bay (Coney Beach).

The swim will be tide assisted, so super fast. You will be out in deep water, so this will feel like a real adventure as the spring tide shoots you across the Bay!

​The event will be fully covered by our Water Safety Team so, even though you will be out to sea, we will keep you safe!


Registration will take place at the Hi-Tide Porthcawl (car parking available). You'll check in, collect your event swim hat, then take a coach directly over to Ogmore-by-Sea, before entering the water from the slipway and swimming back to Sandy Bay (Coney Beach), Porthcawl, where you will receive your impressive 2021 Finishers Medal!


A wet suit, tow buoy and whistle are mandatory for this event.

'Skin' swimmers need to contact us ( before booking and provide evidence of 'skin' and cold water swimming experience.

Cut off times will be enforced; swimmers will be expected to swim the distance in LESS than 2 hours. 

Swimmers must be over the age of 18 on the day of the swim.

This event will be managed in accordance with current covid-19 guidelines.

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Sandy Bay, Porthcawl


The Slipway, Porthcawl


The Slipway, Ogmore By Sea

Full Water Safety Cover