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Mark Sunday April 2 in your diaries for this wonderful community event.

The Balmoral Swim is a favourite on everyone’s annual swim calendar. A unique open water swim event offering different distances all held within the beauty and safety of Sydney Harbour.

Whether you are new to ocean swimming or a seasoned veteran, there is a swim for you, making it a fun day for all. This year the Balmoral Swim will return to its original format with all swimming events being run on one day.

The Options for Swimmers

  • 5km, 2.5km and 1km Ocean swims around the stunning bay of Balmoral.  GET IN EARLY SO YOU DON’T MISS OUT. For bookings click here.
  • Schools Relay Challenge, 3 divisions, Senior, Intermediate and Junior. 4 Swimmers each swim 200m. For bookings click here
  • Balmoral Team Challenge, 4 swimmers each swim 200m. For bookings click here.
  • Junior Swim, Under 12yrs swim 200m. For bookings click here.

This year the organisers have been working with Mosman Council who has put in a disability ramp, allowed them to welcome disabled swimmers.  Jane Spring who is in a wheelchair and has swam in the event before says,

“I’m delighted that the organisers of Balmoral Swim are welcoming swimmers with a disability. I’m paraplegic and have really enjoyed doing the swim with friends. It is a great motivator for me to stay fit so I am comfortable over 1km in choppy water. Hope to see more swimmers with disability in future”.

The event is in its 31st year and is organised by volunteers, most of whom are members of the Balmoral Beach Club. However, the entire local community gets behind the event to make it happen.

The Balmoral Swim has raised more than $1,800,000 since 2006 and this year hopes to raise $200,000. The Children’s Cancer Institute is the only independent medical research institute in Australia wholly dedicated to childhood cancer and every dollar received from the government and granting bodies to support direct research costs must be matched with a dollar raised by the community.

“By holding this event the Balmoral Swim is helping us undertake the medical research we know will uncover a cure for childhood cancer,” says Children’s Cancer Institute’s Executive Director, Prof Michelle Haber.

“Fundraising events like the Balmoral Swim enable us to continue this critical research – and demonstrate what can be achieved when communities unite for a common cause.”
This year all funds will go toward the Zero Childhood Cancer program. The most exciting childhood cancer research initiative ever undertaken in Australia. This world-class program brings together all major Australian clinical and research groups working in childhood cancer to offer Australia’s first-ever personalised medicine program for children with high-risk or relapsed cancer.

For more information visit www.balmoralswim.com.au/

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