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Get Fit For A Good Cause: The Balmoral Swim Will Help Put An End To Childhood Cancer

Balmoral Swim

The Balmoral Swim is now in its 29th year and proudly organised by dedicated volunteers, most of whom are members of the Balmoral Beach Club in Mosman, Sydney. But this is an event which is open to everyone and the entire local community get behind it. From Mosman Council, to HMAS Penguin, to the Balmoral Sea scouts, it is widely supported swim which together with its sponsors has raised more than $1 million since 1990 and plans to raise $250,000 this year alone.

Over 1000 swimmers compete in the five kilometre swim in the pristine waters of Sydney Harbour for the Balmoral swim each taking part in a five km swim around the bay (limited to 360 swimmers) or a one km swim around the island (​Anita Comelli Trophy) and there is a School’s Team Challenge Relay (4 x 250m) and Corporate Team Challenge, too.

Balmoral Swim

All the funds go to the Children’s Cancer Institute which is the only independent medical research institute in Australia wholly dedicated to childhood cancer and every dollar received from the government and granting bodies to support direct research costs must be matched with a dollar raised by the community.

“By holding this event the Balmoral Swim is helping ​us​ undertake the medical research we know will uncover a cure for childhood cancer,” says Children’s Cancer Institute’s Executive Director, Prof Michelle Haber.

“Fundraising events like the Balmoral Swim enable us to continue this critical research – and demonstrate what can be achieved when communities unite for a common cause.”

Date: Sunday 7th April 2019

Time: 7am – 1pm

Location: Balmoral Beach, The Esplanade Mosman NSW

Balmoral Swim

The sponsors include ​Platinum- Allianz​, Gold – Audi Mosman, Dexus & URM, Silver – Jeckra & Medilab, Bronze Raine and Horne, Edney Ryan, Mortgage Choice, and Oceanswims.com.

Balmoral Beach

There is plenty to do if you are not a swimmer with a range of fun festivities on the day. Enjoy entertainment from a detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band, playing in the Rotunda. You can also visit the mock laboratory from the Children’s Cancer Institute and there are numerous food stalls.

Balmoral Swim

So grab your swimmers and join the fight to help beat childhood cancer by getting involved or asking people to sponsor you. Online entries, information and donations can be made at​ ​balmoralswim.com.au

Written by TheCarousel

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