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A safe return to ocean swimming for the 2022 Magic!

After the amazing success of our COVID safe 2021 swim, The Murray Rose Malabar Magic Ocean Swim will take place on February 20th 2022. We are looking forward to bringing back another live swim in 2022!
We are still in early planning stages and working closely with Randwick City Council and NSW Health to make sure we can run a safe and enjoyable swim for all. We hope to open registration late October so stay tuned for more details.

Thank you to everyone that took part in the 2021 swim, helped on the day and supported the event for Rainbow Club Australia.
We have so much to be thankful for and we're looking forward to seeing you back in 2022!

More announcements to follow on our 2022 Malabar Magic. 

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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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