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Swim 5km for Cancer

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This is a five-week advanced ocean swim intensive for confident ocean swimmers wanting to push themselves further to fund cancer research.

Pool swim sessions mid-week focus on:

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

Ocean swim sessions on Saturday mornings 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

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Important Information

Where will I train?

As this is a pilot extension program, we're offering two locations with extremely limited spaces.

Northern Beaches

Monte Sant Angelo College Pool, North Sydney

  • Mondays 6.15pm — 7.30pm

Manly Beach

  • Saturdays 7.30am — 9am

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Am I physically ready to join this program?

Who we're looking for:

  • You are an an experienced and confident ocean swimmer.
  • You can compete the Macqurie Big Swim (2.8km), or a similar ocean swim, at a pace of 2mins/100m or less.
  • You are committed to fundraising at least $600 for cancer research and prevention. This is a pilot extension program with extremely limited space available, so none of our normal fundraising discounts (i.e. Guru, Buddy, Ambassador) apply to this program.
  • You understand the cut-off time for the Balmoral 5km Swim for Cancer is two hours.
  • You will meet your fundraising commitment for the Sydney Ocean Swim (if currently participating) by Sunday 11 February.
  • You have met your fundraising commitment (if a past participant) for all other Can Too training programs.

Please be aware that this is not suitable for beginner ocean swimmers and is not a learn to ocean swim program.

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Who is this for? Do I have to be a 'Can Tooer'?

This is an advanced five-week intensive aimed at confident ocean swimmers.

Ideally, you are a current Sydney Ocean Swim (2km+) participant, or previously trained for a 2km+ ocean swim with the Can Too Foundation.

You don't have to be a Can Tooer to join this program. You DO have to be a regular and confident ocean swimmer who's committed to fundraising for cancer research.

There are extremely limited spaces available as this is a pilot extension program.

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Can I 'carry over' previous fundraising?

We get asked this a lot. This program is the same as all our programs: you can't transfer fundraising between programs as it's already been allocated.

When you register for the '5km Swim for Cancer' training program, you're committing to fundraising at least $600 for cancer research and prevention during this program.

This model has led to 156 investments in cancer research projects by the Can Too Foundation since 2005, contributing to at least 12 cancer research breakthroughs.

Know that every dollar you're raising is helping support cancer research and prevention.

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Are there minimum numbers to proceed?

As with all our programs, we need minimum numbers for each location to go ahead.

Please be aware, the pools for this program were both waitlist-only for the Sydney Ocean Swim. With limited capacity, once these lanes are full you have a very real chance of missing out all together.

Please register early to avoid disappointment.

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