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2km Around the Bay

Want a bit more of a challenge from the 1km but not ready to take on the 5km then this is the perfect event for you. With a limited number of 200 swimmers this course takes you from the sandy shores of Balmoral towards Chinamans beach and back. The race is split between Male and Female.


Enter Online at Oceanswims - $45.00 

or $65 for both 2km and 1km swim

No on the day entry available for 2km.

Competitors need to be able to complete the distance in 1 hour as after this they will be asked to stop.

Competitors under 16years are only admitted if they can show they have swum a race of 2km and have completed  in under 1 hour and must be 14years or older on race day.

Enter Now

  • Registration is from 6:30am near the Rotunda (near cnr The Esplanade & Mandalong Rd). Please get there early to avoid delays.
  • All swimmers need to bring some form of ID to pick up their race packs near the Rotunda.
  • Your race packs include your timing tag and swim cap.
Earn Free entry

Fundraise more than $300 on the Balmoral Swim Fundraising platform by 8pm on the Saturday before the race as an individual and you can earn free entry to the 2km Balmoral Swim. See here on how to claim free entry


Join the fight to help beat childhood cancer by getting people to sponsor you online. Go to the Fundraiser page now and set up your own personal fundraising page

Raise more than $300 on the Balmoral Swim Fundraising platform by 8pm of Saturday before the race as an individual and you can earn free entry to the 2km Balmoral Swim

On the Day


Check in: 6:30 am

Start time:7 am

*Cut off time 60mins

Any 2km competitor that also wants to swim the 1km will need to register for the 1km after completing the 2km.

Bag drop
  • There will be a bag drop tent located on the grass next to the Rotunda open from 6:30 am.
  • 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 center 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 2km winners and place getters will also take place on the day of the event after the 2km swim finish . Prizes will not be posted out if you are not there to claim your prize.

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 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


Winners: 1st, 2nd, 3rd for male & female
Participants wearing wetsuits will not be eligible for prizes

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 have raised the most money by 8pm on the Saturday before the race. Set up your Fundraise page now and see how you are going in the Alexander Patrick Hall trophy .