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Schools Relay Challenge

Latest Update

Sunday May 2 has been confirmed as the new date for the Schools relay


You can still support the Schools fundraising initiative

Find your School

The Schools Relay Challenge is a community based initiative where schools help raise funds for the Children's Cancer Institute, 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

If your school is participating..Click here to register

How to be part of the Schools Relay Challenge

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

Schools participating this year

  • Ascham
  • Mosman G
  • Mosman Prep
  • Queenwood
  • Redlands
  • Shore
  • Saint Ignatius' College Riverview
  • Wenona


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 is between 8:30am and 8:45am near the Balmoral Beach Club (near cnr The Esplanade & Awaba st). Please be midful of social distancing requirements.

Check in: 8.30am at School Tent

Start time: 9.00am

Finish time: 10.00am

Please be midful of social distancing requirements.

Bag drop

There will be a bag drop area located on the grass next to the Balmoral Beach Club open from 8:30am – 10:00am

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.

COVID safe

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

Results and Presentations

All the results will be posted online later in the day.
Prizes will be provided to the schools for presentation.

Social Media

On the day, don't 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 114 bus from Royal North Shore hospital 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.