Join us in the Erik Mather 2,4,6km swim raising funds for Melanoma Institute of Australia. Last year we raised $44,000. The 2,4,6 km invitational open water swim established in 1998, was renamed the Erik Mather 2,4,6km swim in 2013 by the Balmoral Beach Club in Erik's memory.
Over successive years in the 80's and 90's, Erik was the Balmoral Beach Club Captain, Club Champion and Iron Man Champion. He is remembered outside of his diverse sporting and corporate achievements for his humour, involvement in the Beach Club activities and the encouragement he gave to all members to join in. He has left a wonderful legacy to the community through the creation of the Balmoral Beach Club Nippers, which is said to have the highest participation rate across all of the Nippers programs in NSW.
Balmoral Beach Club members and member’s guests participating in the swim are encouraged to make a donation, in support of the Melanoma Institute of Australia.
Supporters who are not participating in the swim can contribute to the event and the Erik Mather PhD Research Scholarship program by making a donation.
Every contribution will help reach our target this year of $50,000. All donations are received by the Melanoma Institute Australia and will continue to directly fund the Erik Mather PhD Scholarship program established to recognise the significant contribution that the event and the BBC community make to research programs in melanoma treatment at the Melanoma Institute Australia.
Registration numbers for the swim event are strictly limited. No on-the-day registration is available. Under 18’s will need to provide parent/guardian details in the event they need to be contacted to confirm their consent.
The Balmoral Beach Club Events and the Mather Family thanks you for your support.
- Date: Saturday 10th February 2024
- Participants: Open to Club members and their friends (by invitation)
- Time: Registration from 6.15am. 7am start.
- Location: The Balmoral Beach Club, 6 The Esplanade, Balmoral.
- Distance: 2, 4 or 6km
- Course: Bay to Chinamans’ and return
- Entry: Non-members by payment of entry fee, members by donation, in lieu of an entry fee (NOTE: This year on-line entries are only accepted. No on the day entry)
- Water bottles: We request that all swimmers bring their own re-usable water bottles on the day
The Course and Swim
The swim starts from in the front of the Balmoral Beach Club after a briefing to all swimmers. Each distance will start as a separate wave, starting with the 6km swimmers.
The swim is a 2km loop towards Chinamans and around the bay, completed a number of times depending on the distance being swum.
All swimmers, once registered, will only be allowed to swim the distance they have registered for (or less). A 2km swimmer will not be allowed to swim 4km or 6km and a 4km swimmer will not be allowed to swim 6km.
Conditions of Entry
As condition of entry to the swim please read the following Risk Warning, Waiver & Entry Conditions before proceeding. Under 18’s will need to provide parent/guardian details in the event they need to be contacted to confirm their consent. You will be asked to confirm you have read this as part of entering process.
Entrants over the age of 18years - Risk Warning, Waiver & Entry Conditions
Entrants 18 years or younger - Risk Warning, Waiver & Entry Conditions
All entrants need to check in on the day and will receive their event swimming cap.
Non-members are charged a registration fee for entry to the Erik Mather 2, 4, 6 swim to cover costs and invited to make a donation. Balmoral Beach Club Members participating in the race are invited to make a donation, in lieu of an entry fee.
All donations are received by the Melanoma Institute Australia and directly fund the Erik Mather PhD Research Scholarship program which contribute to the Melanoma Institute Australia's significant advances in immunotherapy treatment for advanced melanoma.
Club members are asked to voluntarily contribute towards covering some costs for the caps and fundraising platform. The costs for the lifesavers for Club members are covered by a generous contribution from the Balmoral Beach Club.
In the case where the Events can not be rescheduled and the event has to be cancelled, entry fees (from non-members) will be transferred to next year’s event. All donations will be non-refundable and will be directed to the Charity.
This event will follow any health/COVID restrictions that may be in place at the time of the swim.
We ask that swimmers do not come to the event if :
- you are feeling unwell or have someone at home who is unwell or
- have tested positive for COVID-19 or are a close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and you have not completed the required quarantine period as outlined by NSW Health
Thank you for supporting a great cause
Any life lost to melanoma is one too many.
Results for this years event will be available post the event. Results from previous years are available