Frosty Aquathlon 2024

Sunday 3rd March 2024.

The Frosty Aquathlon is a well-established, open to all and is a highly popular swim/run race. 2024 will be the 28th anniversary of the event which is held in the Littlehampton Wave. (postcode BN16 2NA) on the West Sussex south coast.

The swim is in an 8 lane 25 metre pool – the run course is a loop around Mewsbrook Park before heading out onto the seafront promenade.

The Frosty is traditionally held on the first Sunday in March and many competitors view it as an annual curtain raiser to their new season and to find out how successful their winter training has been.

As the name suggests, it can be cold and we have even seen snow. But don’t worry, the swim is indoors and the transition at pool side, which means that you can pull on your trainers and get ready for the run in the warm.

We offer two distances:

  • The Frosty:      800m pool swim and 10k run – Minimum age for participation is 17
  • The Frostbite: 400m pool swim and 5k run – Minimum age for participation is 16

Entries will be available on-line only – no on the day entry. Closing date for entries is Sunday 25th February 2024.

The entry fee for both races are the same.

(* excludes EvenTrac’s fee of £2.04)

The entry fee for both races is the same, but if you are not a member of the British Triathlon Federation (BTF), you will need to purchase a British Triathlon Race Pass, which costs £8 providing relevant insurance.  Our entry system will highlight how the Race Pass fee is directed to the BTF in accordance with their rules for all races from 2024.  Their full terms and conditions for Race Pass are shown here. People who are not UK residents will need to purchase their own insurance through their home country federation or personal insurance provider.

Alongside your entry fee, we asking whether you would like to make a small donation to Cancer United, a local cancer charity, a cause close to our members’ hearts and continues to be our club’s designated charity.

Registration is at 6.10am with the first wave of the Frosty setting off at 7.00am. The swim is in a 25m Pool and we have experienced lane counters to count your lengths. The run is well marshalled and takes in a circuit around the local boating lake before heading along the seafront promenade. The course is flat and, if your training has gone well and the weather is kind, fast. Individual and team winners are usually announced and presented with their prizes at around 10.30am.

All competitors receive a memento – we tend to avoid T-shirts or medals. There are a range of individual prizes for both the Frosty and the Frostbite. The longer event, the Frosty, also has a team event. The full list of prizes are as follows:


  • 1st 2nd, 3rd Female category
  • 1st 2nd, 3rd Open category
  • 1st Female category junior (up to 17)
  • 1st Open category junior (up to 17)
  • 1st Female category Vet (over 40)
  • 1st Open category Vet (over 40)
  • 1st Female category Supervet (over 50)
  • 1st Open category Supervet (over 50)

Frosty individual prize   

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Female category
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Open category
  • 1st Female category Vet (over 40)
  • 1st Open category Vet (over 40)
  • 1st Female category Supervet (over 50)
  • 1st Open category Supervet (over 50)

Frosty team prize (1st prize only)

  • Teams comprise four nominated members which must be mixed gender (at least one Female category and one Open category in each team). Each competitor enters and races individually and the four individual result are combined to produce an overall time.

Our Frosty/Frostbite events comply with British Triathlon’s Transgender Policy (FRG029) which requires the following categories for Competitive Activities:

  • Female category
  • Open category

Only people who are the female sex at birth will be eligible to compete in the Female category.

Transgender (and all other individuals) will be eligible to compete in the Open category.

If you want to find out more, scroll down to see previous results, race reports and videos.

IMPORTANT:- There are no entries on the day, or transfer of entries. Unfortunately no refunds are possible once the entry fee has been paid.

See here for Frosty 2023 Race Instructions

Results Archive

2023Frosty/Frostbite (webscorer) / Frosty (Excel)Frostbite (Excel)Team (Webscorer) / Team (Excel)Video
Flickr Albums:
Lake Part 1
Lake Part 2
Promenade Part 1
Promenade Part 2
Race Report
2022Frosty/Frostbite (Webscorer) / Frosty (Excel)Frostbite (Excel)Team (Webscorer) / Team (Excel)Flickr Album
Race Report
2020Frosty/Frostbite (Webscorer) / FrostyFrostbiteTeam (Webscorer) / TeamFlickr Album
FrostyFrostbiteTeamFlickr Album
2015FrostyFrostbiteTeamRace Report
Littlehampton Wave – the setting for the swim
Frosty 2023