Balmoral Swim for Cancer

The Balmoral Swim for Cancer is a family-friendly open water, charity event raising funds for the Children’s Cancer Institute of Australia. It is a unique event as it is one of the few swims held within the safety and beauty of Sydney Harbour. A great event for all comers.

The swim is organised completely by volunteers, most of whom are members of the Balmoral Beach Club. However, the entire local community gets behind the event to make it happen. Mosman Council, HMAS Penguin and the Balmoral Sea Scouts all lend a hand and the event is also fortunate to have the support of a generous group of sponsors; Allianz (Platinum), Medlab (Silver), Audi Mosman (Gold), URM (Gold), Edney Ryan (Bronze), Jeckra (Bronze), Raine and Horne Mosman (Bronze), Mortgage Choice (Bronze) and (Supporter).

The Children’s Cancer Institute Australia is the proud beneficiary of funds raised to date, with a total of $815,134 being donated. CCIA is the only independent medical research institute in Australia dedicated to research into the causes, better treatment, prevention, and cure of childhood cancer.

Every one of our supporters makes a difference to a child in need. This year, “the 26th swim” is being held on Sunday April 2, 2017. There are numerous events on the day:

  • 1km main event (@10am)
  • NEW 5km swim starting at 7am
  • School’s Relay Challenge (4 × 250m)
  • Corporate Team challenge
  • Junior Swim – under 12s (250m)
  • Dashes for Glory – Anita Comelli Trophy.

And if you are not a swimmer you can still be part of this community event. Enjoy entertainment from the Royal Australian Navy Band playing in the Rotunda; visit the mock laboratory from the Children’s Cancer Institute or indulge in the fare from numerous food stalls.

Free shuttle buses from carparks are available for competitors and spectators. Join the fight to help beat childhood cancer by getting involved or asking people to sponsor you. All information including how to enter online and make donations can be found on the website

Have you considered catching the Mosman Rider to this event? Click here to find out more about the Rider.

Balmoral Swim Promo 1.20MB

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  • Sunday 2 April 2017
  • 7.00am – 1.00pm


  • Balmoral Rotunda & Reserve
  • The Esplanade, Balmoral


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