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Following the tragic incident at Little Bay on Wednesday 16th February, the organising committee for the Murray Rose Malabar Magic Ocean Swim advise that this Sunday's event has been cancelled for 2022. Read the full statement from the Organising Committee


Unfortunate to have to cancel the Malabar Magic on Sunday 20 February 2022. We hope to see you all back next year as we look forward to the Magic 2023, planned for February 19 2023.

To support or learn more about the work of Rainbow Club Australia please head to their wesbite They are currently looking for teachers in locations across NSW. Click learn more below to find out more.


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100% of all funds raised from the Malabar Magic Ocean Swim go to the Rainbow Club.

At Rainbow Club we know that disability doesn't mean inability. We believe that every child has a right to learn how to swim; Rainbow Club provides personalised lessons for children with disabilities. Please click here to view latest Annual Review. 

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About Murray Rose

Murray Rose, AM (6 January 1939 - 5 April 2012) was a six-time Olympic medalist (four gold, one silver, one bronze), and at one time held the world records in the 400-metre, 800-metre, and 1500-metre freestyle (long course). He made his Olympic debut at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Olympics as a 17-year-old and won three Olympic medals, all gold. Four years later, as a 21-year-old, he won three Olympic medals (one gold, one silver, one bronze) at the 1960 Rome Summer Olympics.

In 1983, Dawn Fraser and Murray Rose were named the greatest Australian Olympians in history. It followed an Australian-wide vote by past and present Olympians.

He was Inducted in The Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1985 as an Athlete Member for his contribution to the sport of swimming and was Elevated to Legend of Australian Sport” in 1999.

A deeply committed Patron of Rainbow Club Australia, he was passionate about allowing special needs children to explore their abilities through sporting and recreational activities. Upon his death in 2012, Rainbow Club Australia renamed our annual ocean swim, Murray Rose Malabar Magic Ocean Swim, in his honour. His dedication, drive and his ability to be a friend to all, continues today as the Magic goes from strength to strength and is known as the most “inclusive swims on the calendar.”

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