Mark Sunday April 3 in your diaries for everyone’s favourite swim – the Balmoral Swim – at beautiful Balmoral Beach! Get wet, have some fun, and raise crucial funds for childhood cancer.
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.
After two years of Covid disruptions, this year the Balmoral Swim will return to its original format with all swimming events being run on one day.
Choose from 5km, 2.5km and 1km Ocean swims around the stunning bay of Balmoral – for details click here.
There’s also a Schools Relay Challenge with three divisions: Senior, Intermediate and Junior. Four swimmers from each team swim 200m – for details click here.
Or try the Balmoral Team Challenge: four swimmers each swim 200m – for details click here.
And finally, the Junior Swim, where under 12yrs swim 200m – for details click here.
Help Put an End to Childhood Cancer
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 lower North Shore community gets behind the event to make it happen.
The Balmoral Swim has raised more than $1,400,000 since 1990 and this year hopes to raise $350,000.
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.