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Schools Team Challenge

The Schools Team Challenge is a community based initiative where schools help raise funds for the Children's Cancer Institute (CCI), increase awareness of this important cause and importantly have fun participating in an open water swim relay.

Senior (Yr 11-12)  |  Intermediate (Yr 9-10)  |  Junior (Yr 8-6)

How it works

  • Each team has 4 swimmers.
  • Each swimmer swims a leg of the relay 200m.
  • Participants can swim in their school year category, or an older category
  • Entry cost are $15 for each swimmer

To Enter

Contact your school co-ordinator on details of how to enter

How to be part of the Schools Challenge

Contact us if you would like your schools to be part of the challenge in 2019.

Schools participating in 2019

  • Queenwood School for Girls
  • Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview
  • Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore)
  • Wenona
  • Mosman High


Each team participating will be provided with a fundraising page which is used to raise funds for the  Children's Cancer Institute.  The School Challenge Leaders board page has an up-to-date view of the total funds raised by the schools, as well as a the top fund-raising teams.

To see the top fundraiser teams or to donate money to a school team go to Schools Challenge Leader board

On the Day

Check in: 7.50am at School Tent

Start time: 8.30am

Finish time: 9.45am

Prize Giving: Immediately after event

Bag drop
  • There will be a bag drop tent located on the grass next to the Rotunda open from 7:15am – 10:30am.
  • You will be required to fill out a bag sticker with your details (name and swim number) 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.

Toilets are located at the north, south and centre of Balmoral Beach at Bathers Pavilion, Balmoral Baths and the Bus shed.

Event Village

This year you can look forward to fun and entertainment for the whole family. There is plenty to choose from entertainment, food, and warm down zones & more.

Balmoral Beach also has some great cafes and coffee shops and places to picnic so stay around after the event and enjoy  beautiful Balmoral.

Results and Presentations

All the results will be posted online later in the day. The presentation of prizes to all winners and place getters will also take place Prize Giving: Immediately after Schools Challenge event . Prizes will not be posted out if you are not there to claim your prize.

Social Media

On the day, dont forget to use the hashtag below and @ us throughout the day on Facebook and Instagram.

Getting There

Public Transport

To get to Balmoral you can catch a 257 bus from Chatswood or a 238 bus from Taronga zoo. For more information visit Sydney buses info.

There is also a free shuttle bus organized for the Balmoral swim which passes a number of bus stops and parking. For more information see the shuttle bus map.


Balmoral Beach provides metered parking on the Esplanade and 2 hr parking on Awaba, Waitovu and Hunter streets


Medals are awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place teams members for each relay

The Charity Cup 

The Charity Cup is awarded to the team that raises the most funds.

Schools Trophy

The Schools Trophy will be awarded to the winning school with the most points.