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Manly Sea Eagles player Matthew Wright presented medals to some excited young children at the annual Murray Rose Malabar Magic Swim event last Sunday.

A day after playing Cronulla Sharks in a trial match, Matthew was at Malabar Beach for the 10th Anniversary of the Malabar Magic. The swim is run by the Rainbow Club of Australia and all money raised fund swimming lessons for children with a disability.

The Rainbow Club provides one on one swimming tuition to disabled children.

The aim of this year’s swim was to have teams of four people swimming 2.5kms each (10kms) and each person fundraising $2,500 each to reach a total of $10,000.

At present, there are 20 Rainbow Clubs all over NSW with 688 children receiving one on one swimming tuition every weekend of the school term.

The Malabar Magic Ocean Swim has grown to be a great success …..widely recognised as the most inclusive swim on the circuit in Australia if not the world.

Each year the Malabar Magic has around 1000 oceans swimmers and raises around $100,000 which is directed to the work of the Rainbow Club.

Established by late great Murray Rose and Rob Lloyd, the swim organisers have always had the desire to make it “the swimmers swim” and all decisions on how to run the swim have had the swimmers comfort and enjoyment as the key guiding principle.

Upon Murray's early passing in 2012 the swim was named Murray Rose’s Malabar Magic.

If you would like to find out more information on the Rainbow Club, go to


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