Balmoral 5km Swim 2019

6 Week Ocean Swim Intensive.

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Become A Half-Marathon Swimmer

... and help us beat cancer.

Designed for confident ocean swimmers looking to reach the next level goal: 5km open water, the half marathon of swims!

After a very successful pilot last summer, this six week intensive training program has been expanded to two locations, training for the Balmoral 5km Swim for Cancer 2019.

As an intensive program, safety is paramount, and there are some simple conditions when joining to make sure the group has proper supervision during some very long training swims in the ocean.

You join this program must be able to:

  • Complete a 1km pool swim at 2:00/100m pace; and
  • Complete the Macquarie Big Swim (2.7km) or similar difficulty ocean swim race.

All registrations require coach approval.

Your Training Program

Mid-week/pool sessions.

These sessions focus on:

  • Reinforcing efficient swimming techniques
  • Building swim endurance and speed
  • Practicing ocean swim techniques
  • Improving stroke correction

Saturdays/ocean sessions.

These sessions focus on:

  • Identifying changing ocean conditions – waves, rips, tides, sand banks, etc
  • Reinforcing how to enter and exit the water safely
  • Increasing your swim distance in the ocean under supervision
  • Applying advanced surf skills and using the ocean to your advantage

Choose Your Area

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 Bondi Beach

5 Spaces 

 Elouera Beach

5 Spaces 

 Manly Beach




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Minimum Experience

required to join this program.




Pool swimming

at 2:00/100m pace.




Ocean swimming

race completed.

$120 Rego = $314 Value

... and free race day celebrations cool


No extra fees for experienced swim coaches.

Pool Fees

No extra fees for pool entry.


No extra fees for swimming costumes.

Online Yoga

No extra fees for follow-at-home videos.


No extra fees for relieving aches and pains.

$ Priceless
Warm / Fuzzies

We can't price a life-changing experience.

The sense of achievement in completing a Can Too Swim is truly amazing.  And if it helps create a world where no one needs to get on the cancer conveyor belt like I did, then that’s all the better, don’t you think?

— Samantha Guthrie, Can Too Ocean Swimmer & Cancer Survivor

Training Starts In

Train With Purpose

... for a cancer-free future.

Lyndal Keith, Can Too Participant

Cancer took my aunty while she was surrounded by us all, my newborn Heidi tucked gently into her arms where we knew she would have spent so much more time if it weren’t for cancer robbing them both of that joy. Aunty Ree told me it’s important not to be angry about her cancer but to be brave. I promised her that I would make a difference, I knew I had to join Can Too.

— Lyndal Keith, Can Too Ocean Swimmer

Our Impact Since 2005


Participants Trained




Cancer Researchers Funded


Research Breakthroughs

'The Annie Effect'

Special offer — 40% off when registering.

In this intensely personal memoir, Can Too founder Annie Crawford AM tells her own life story and how her experiences and beliefs led her to a life that gave her a sense of purpose, turning her love of running into an organisation that's transformed thousands of lives.

100% of profits support cancer prevention.

We  Balmoral Swim

... and you will too!

Last summer we trialled a 5km half marathon open water swim intensive — with outstanding success!!!

Balmoral 5km Swim for Cancer is an amazing double-loop of the sheltered inner harbour Balmoral Beach limited to 200 swimmers making this an extra special opportunity.

As a "half marathon" swim you'll be pushing yourself further than the vast majority of races in the summer swim calendar.

IMPORTANT: Your Can Too registration fee includes LOTS of value however it does not include race entry.

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