The Balmoral Swim is a unique open water swim held within the beauty of Sydney Harbour, making it a safe event for all comers. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a newcomer to ocean swimming, we have an event for you.
The event is in it’s 29th year and is organised by volunteers, most of whom are members of the Balmoral Beach Club. However the entire local community get behind the event to make it happen. From Mosman Council, to HMAS Penguin, to the Balmoral Sea scouts, all supported by our sponsors; Gold – Audi Mosman & URM, Silver – Jeckra & Medilab, Bronze : Edney Ryan, Mortgage Choice, and Oceanswims.com.
The Balmoral Swim has raised more than $1,000,000, since 1990 and this year hopes to raise $250,000.
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.”
The Events: Over 1000 swimmers will charge into the pristal waters of Sydney Harbour for the Balmoral swim and participate in the following events:
5km swim around the bay (limited to 360 swimmers)
1km swim around the island (Anita Comelli Trophy)
School’s Team Challenge Relay (4 x 250m)
Corporate Team Challenge
200m Junior Swim – under 12yrs
Relays – Open and Junior for the HMAS Penguin Trophy