The Balmoral Swim for Cancer is a family-friendly open water, charity event raising funds for the Children’s Cancer Institute. 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 was initiated within the Mosman community as a “Swim for Cancer” with funds being raised since 1990 to benefit targeted cancer-related charities such as the Cancer Council, Camp Quality and Children’s Cancer Institute – in 2006 Children’s Cancer Institute was made beneficiary of the swim.
Since 2005 the event has been organised by the locally-based Balmoral Beach Club and a number of community members who founded the swim. All members of the committee are volunteers, as are the many helpers on race day.
The swim encourages community participation with the locally based Navy at HMAS Penguin laying the course and assisting with safety on the day. The local Scouts group (1st Balmoral Sea Scouts) helps with a sausage sizzle and many local business support the event.