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The Balmoral Swim is a favourite on everyone’s swim calendar; a unique open water swim held at a stunning local favourite beach. If you love ocean swims, or you’re a first-timer, now is the moment to take the plunge and sign up!

Whether you are new to ocean swimming or a seasoned veteran, The Balmoral Swim is an event worth considering. Not only do you get to experience the fabulous feeling of accomplishment that comes with an ocean swim, but you’ll be helping raise crucial funds for childhood cancer. And this happens at arguably one of Australia’s most beautiful beaches (and one of our closest).

The event has been organised since 2005 by the Balmoral Beach Club and a number of community members who founded the swim.  All members of the committee are volunteers, as are the many helpers on race day.

In 2010 the swim was awarded the Children’s Cancer Institute Benefactors Award in recognition of outstanding support for the Children’s Cancer Institute. This award belongs to the community of swimmers and volunteers who have supported the event every year.



There’s an amazing energy and sense of community on the day, so don’t be afraid to dive in and sign up below!!

Covid-Safe Changes for this Year’s Swim

Changes to the swim will ensure COVID–SAFETY. This year’s event will be run over three weekends:

28th March – 5km ocean swim, 2km and 1km  Only 450 swimmers across the three distances (SOLD OUT)

21st March – Schools Challenge Relay, 3 divisions, Senior, Intermediate and Junior.  4 Swimmers each swim 200 mts – for more information. https://www.balmoralswim.com.au/page/73/schools-relay-challenge) (SOLD OUT)

14th March – Balmoral Team Challenge, 4 swimmers each swim 250 mts – www.balmoralswim.com.au/page/74/balmoral-team-challenge. (PLACES STILL AVAILABLE)


For more information on the Balmoral Swim, and to sign up, visit www.balmoralswim.com.au


If you love getting fit and healthy, you may want to check out High St Willoughby’s new pilates and movement studio, click here, and if you love Balmoral Beach you may want to read about the amazing new all-abilities Nippers program that was started by Willoughby City locals, click here.