The Schools Realy Challenge will be held on the 21st March 2021 (1 week before the Balmoral Swim). 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
Contact your school co-ordinator on details of how to enter
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
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
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
Results and Presentations
All the results will be posted online later in the day.
Prizes will be provided to the schools for presentation.
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.
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.
The Schools Trophy will be awarded to the winning school with the most points.
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