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The Balmoral Swims
Friendly, family-oriented event on beautiful Sydney Harbour beach, raising funds for Children's Cancer Institute Australia. Of course, this swim date depends on the future course of Covid-19.
(No race day registration available)
The 5km swim is a new event with a limit of 360 swimmers. Swimmers can nominate for Elite category. Numbers in the Elite category are restricted. The Balmoral Swim organisers reserve the right to determine who will be part of the Elite wave. Qualification will be determined by nominated times for the distance as included with online entry. Any entrants who nominate for the Elite category but who are not selected to be part of the Elite wave will be allocated to the relevant gender wave. All competitors must pre-register online and will need to have checked in at the 5km desk 30 minutes before the start to pick up caps and timing tags. Competitors under 16 years are only admitted if they have completed at least one of the SNSW Summer Swim Leaderboard series in under 2 hours and must be 14 years or older on race day. The 5km swim will start at 7am and all competitors will need to have completed by 9am. Any swimmers still on the course at this time will be asked to leave the water. Any 5km competitor who also wants to swim the 1km will need to register for the 1km after completing the 5km swim. In this case, 1km entry fee will be waived if you do decide to swim the 1km. Registration for the 1km is between 8am and 9:30am.
(No race day registration available)
Competitors under 16 years are admitted only if they can show they have completed a race of 2km in under 1 hour and must be 14 years or older on race day.
Swimmers can nominate for Elite category if they register on-line. The winners (Male and Female) of this Elite category will win the Anita Comelli Trophy. Numbers in the Elite category are restricted. The Balmoral Swim organisers reserve the right to determine who will be part of the Elite wave. Any entrants that nominated for the Elite category but are not selected to be part of the Elite wave will be allocated to the relevant age group wave.
Balmoral Swim for Cancer Schools Challenge (St Ignatius College)
Only St Ignatius College, Riverview students should use this online link to enter themselves into the Schools Challenge Relay event. Each student must do an individual registration. To register... Click here
Note that the Schools Challenge is entirely separate from other events on the day. School students who wish to take part in the 1km swim should enter that event separately.
Designed to encourage the community to get together and swim 200 meters in a relay style event. Challenge your teachers, cafe owners or local fire department, every-one can be part of the fun.
Entry is by donation only. Teams of 4 compete in a short course 200 metre relay. The fastest open team will win the HMAS Penguin Shield. Also prize for team with best novelty swim wear.
Find out more... Click here
Please note that the Community Relay is entirely separate from the other events. Swimmers who wish to take part in the 1km, 2km or 5km swim should enter those events separately
Support the Children's Cancer Institute Australia...
The Balmoral Swims are held to support the Childrens Cancer Institute Australia. To support them through a fund-raising page (see event website for info).
You can also donate to the Childrens Cancer Institute Australia when you enter online. Just select the amount you'd like to donate from the options as you enter. Donations over $2 are tax deductible and will receive an official receipt from the Childrens Cancer Institute Australia after the completion of The Balmoral Swim.
If you'd like to donate a greater amount than through the options offered on the online entry portal, please contact us... Click here
Balmoral Swim Costumes
Designed by internationally acclaimed artist, Ken Done, for the Balmoral Swim, a great buy at $50 (mens) and $85 (Womens). Costumes ordered before the cut off date of February 7, 2020, will be available for collection at the swim. Costumes after that sent by post (additional charge). Check event website... Click here
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