The Balmoral Beach Club Events commemorates the life of Erik Mather with the 2,4,6 km swim for Melanoma.
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.
The 2,4,6 km invitational open water swim established by Erik in 1998, was renamed in 2013 by the Balmoral Beach Club in Erik's memory.
Balmoral Beach Club members and member’s guests participating in the race are encouraged to make a donation, in lieu of an entry fee, in support of the Melanoma Institute of Australia.
Every contribution will help reach our target this year of $15,000. All donations are received by the Melanoma Institute Australia and contribute to the significant advances in melanoma treatment options coming directly from the ongoing research efforts of the Melanoma Institute Australia.
Registration numbers for the swim event are strictly limited. No on-the-day registration is available for non-club members. Under 18’s will need to re-confirm registering on the day with their parent/guardian signing consent.
The Balmoral Beach Club Events and the Mather Family thanks you for your support.
- Date: Saturday 24th November 2018
- Participants: Open to Club members and their friends
- 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: Donation, in lieu of an entry fee
- Registration: Online or 6:15am on the day (NOTE: on the day registration for members only, however as numbers for each distance is capped we recommend you register on-line to ensure your entry)
- Water bottles: We request that all swimmers bring their own re-usable water bottles on the day so that we can reduce plastic waste
Under 18’s will need to re-confirm register on the day and will only be allowed to enter on the completion of the consent and waiver form which requires a parent or guardian to be present to sign the consent and waiver form.
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. Entrants 18 years or younger can register online but will require a parent or guardian to be present to sign the consent and waiver form for a minor on the day. 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 (including those who have entered on-line) need to register on the day and will receive their event swimming cap.
No registration fee is charged for entry to the Erik Mather 2, 4, 6 swim and costs for the swim are covered by a generous contribution from the Balmoral Beach Club.
Balmoral Beach Club Members and member's guests participating in the race are invited to make a donation, in lieu of an entry fee, in support of the Melanoma Institute of Australia. All donations are received by the Melanoma Institute Australia and contribute to the significant advances in melanoma treatment options coming directly from the ongoing research efforts of the Melanoma Institute Australia. As a guide a minimum donation amount for non-members is pre-filled on the form.
Results for this years event will be available post the event. Results from previous years are available