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)
You can support the Schools fundraising initiative
Find your School
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
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
- Mosman High
- Mosman Prep
- Pymble Ladies' College
- Saint Ignatius' College Riverview
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 - 1st May (Updated)
Check in is on grass south of Balmoral Beach Club (near cnr The Esplanade & Awaba St). Please get there early to avoid delays.
Check in: 8am at School Tent
Start time: 9.00am
Finish time: 10.00am
Please be mindful of social distancing requirements.
There will be a bag drop area located on the grass open from 8:00am – 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.
We will continue to monitor Health advice for changes to the swim to ensure participant and community safety. This year only online entry is available and we will be capping participant numbers.
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.
The presentation of a medal to all participants will occur immediately after the race. Prizes will not be posted out if you are not there to claim your prize.
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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