Balmoral 5km swim postponed

by Emma Brown 26 Mar 2021

Monday 29 April

Extended training sessions update

To support the 5km swim participants to acheive their goal at the Balmoral Swim for Cancer postponed event date of 18 April, we will extend the 5km swim program with weekly coached pool sessions for three additional weeks at the current Can Too Pod pool session times. There will be an exception of an earlier start for the ABC pool for the last two weeks of the extended program, please confirm details with your Team Captains. Please note this is for pool sessions only.

We also encouage particpants to enter an ocean swim prior to the event to gain experience in ocean race conditions please check out the ocean swims website for upcoming swims.

There is also availabilty for participants to register for the Sydney Harbour Splash 5km swim on Sunday 25 April. Can Too will also be supporting this event as it is the goal swim for the Autumn Swim 1 and 2km programs.

Friday 26 March

The Balmoral 5km swim this Sunday (28 March) will not go ahead, as the event has been postponed.

The new date for the event will be Sunday 18 April.

While this is disappointing for all, the decision was made with the health of swimmers in mind. Pollution levels in Sydney Harbour are still elevated after recent heavy rainfall. 

Currently Balmoral Beach is classified with a warning that pollution is possible according to the State government's Beachwatch website. We recommend that you refer to this site to stay up to date with conditions at any NSW beach. 

Can Too are working towards extending the training program with coached pool sessions up to the new event date, to ensure that participants have the necessary support to prepare them for the 5km swim. Once these details are confirmed, we will share them with participants early next week. 

All participants in the Can Too 5km Swim program have been informed via email and Facebook groups. For any questions please contact: info@cantoo.org.au