Due to the impact of recent weather conditions on the water in Sydney Harbour, the Balmoral Swim for Cancer (1km,2km,5km) scheduled for this Sunday 28 March has been postponed to Sunday 18 April 2021.
Fundraising for the Children’s Cancer Institute will remain open at www.balmoralswim.com.au
We thank you for all your ongoing support of the event and look forward to the event on the 18th.
Perfect for first-time ocean swimmers or for seasoned veterans. A great course set around the island at Balmoral Beach. The race is split between males and females and goes off in waves, Age groups are :
under 15 | 15-19yrs | 20-29yrs | 30-39yrs | 40-49yrs | 50-59yrs | 60-69yrs | 70-79yrs | 80 +
An elite category is available for swimmers who register online to nominate (Male and Female). The winners (Male and Female) of this Elite category will win the Anita Comelli Trophy. Winners of the Anita Cormelli Trophy are not eligible for an age group win, all others will be eligible for an age group place in their relevant age group.
Enter Online only - $35.00 (soldout)
*Minimum age limit 10 years
- Check in is between 8:15 am and 9:15 am near the Balmoral Beach Club (near cnr The Esplanade & Awaba str). Please be midful of social distancing requirements.
- All swimmers entered online need to bring some form of ID to pick up their race packs.
- Your race packs include your timing tag and swim cap.
Earn Free entry
Fundraise more than $200 on the Balmoral Swim Fundraising platform by 8 pm on the Saturday before the race as an individual and you will be eligible to be part of the Alexander Patrick Hall trophy. See here for how to earn free entry.
Join the fight to help beat childhood cancer by getting people to sponsor you online. Set up your fundraising page when you enter or go to the Fundraiser page now and set up your own personal fundraising page.
Raise more than $200 on the Balmoral Swim Fundraising platform by 8 pm on Saturday before the race as an individual and you will be eligible to be part of the Alexander Patrick Hall trophy.
On the Day
Please be midful of social distancing requirements.
All competitors will need to check in at the 1km age group desk to pick up caps and timing tags.
Check in is near the Balmoral Beach Club (near cnr The Esplanade & Awaba st).
Check-in: 8:15am - 9.15am
Start time: 9:30 am
- There will be a bag drop tent located on the grass next to the Balmoral Beach Club open from 8:00am – 11:00am
- You will be required to provide details (name and mobile number) so we can and attach it to your bag for minding.
Please note the event will take care of your belongings, but no responsibility will be taken for valuables or clothing that are lost or damaged.
Swimmers with a disability
The Balmoral Swim welcomes swimmers with a disability. For more information see this link
Toilets are located at the north, south and centre of Balmoral Beach at Bathers Pavilion, Balmoral Baths and the Bus shed.
We have made some changes to the swim to ensure participant and community safety. This year only online entry is available and we will be capping participant numbers. Procedures will be in place to allow physical distancing at check in and at the race start. There will be no formal presentation this year and swimmers are asked to leave the area as soon as they have completed their swim.
We ask that all swimmers follow any instructions from the COVID safety marshals on the day and that you do not come to the event if :
- you are feeling unwell or have someone at home who is unwell
- have been in close contact with someone who is unwell or has visited a COVID-19 hotspot, or
- you have visited a COVID-19 hotspot and have not completed the required quarantine period
For more information see Balmoral Swim COVID-19 Information
In the case where the Events has to be cancelled, entry fees will credited to next years event.
If the Events swimmer participation numbers need to be restricted due to changing COVID restrictions the competitors will be chosen on a first come first served basis. Entry fees will be credited to next years event for those who do not make the cut of swimmers participating.
Refunds or credits will not be made for any additional items purchased, such as event merchandise and charitable donations
Results and Presentations
All the results will be posted online later in the day.
Prizes will be available for collection on the day .
On the day, don't forget to use the hashtag below and @ us throughout the day on Facebook and Instagram.
To get to Balmoral you can catch a 114 bus from Royal North Shore hospital or a 238 bus from Taronga zoo. For more information visit Sydney buses info.
Balmoral Beach provides metered parking on the Esplanade and 2 hr parking on Awaba, Waitovu and Hunter streets.
Age group winners: 1st, 2nd, 3rd for male & female
Under 15 | 15-19yrs | 20-29yrs | 30-39yrs | 40-49yrs | 50-59yrs | 60-69yrs | 70-79yrs | 80+
*Participants wearing wetsuits or who are part of the Elite wave will not be eligible for age group prizes
Anita Comelli Trophy
You can nominate to swim in an Elite category when you register online. The winning Male and Female of the 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. Winners of the Anita Cormelli Trophy are not eligible for an age group win, all others will be eligible for an age group place in their relevant age group.
Perenial Trophy for the highest fundraisers
The Alexander Patrick Hall trophy is awarded to both the individual swimmer and team who raise the most money for the Balmoral Swim each year. Judges will award the prize to the team and the individual who has raised the most money by 8 pm on the Saturday before the race. Set up your Fundraise page now and see how you are going in the Alexander Patrick Hall trophy.
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