Swimming Championship takes place this Saturday

The annual Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club Malta-Gozo-Malta Swimming Championships will take place on Saturday 29 August.

Seventy nine swimmers have qualified to under the 5.5k Gozo-Malta swim, whilst 10 swimmers will be undertaking the 11km Malta-Gozo-Malta Swim.  The Race will also be welcoming a number of international athletes, some hailing from far flung places such as Australia.
 
Malta’s Open Water Swimming Champion Neil Agius will be undertaking the Malta-Gozo-Malta Swim for the first time, whilst runner up Luke Camilleri Cuschieri and Female National Champion Sarah Demicoli will be undertaking the Gozo-Malta Swim.  

The 11-kilometre Malta-Gozo-Malta swim will start at Marfa at 6:30 a.m., whilst the Gozo-Malta Swim will start from Ras il-Qala at 8:15 a.m. The first swimmers will be expected to reach Malta at about 9:30 a.m. finishing at the Ramla Bay Resort Beach which will be all set up for this occasion.
 
The race route will be closed for maritime traffic throughout the event as per  Local Notice to Mariners No. 57  issued by Transport Malta, through the Ports and Yachting Directorate. An AFM Patrol Boat and police sea crafts will be in attendance to ensure the safety of the swimmers, who will all be accompanied by an escort boat. Land and sea ambulances will also be present.  
 
A presentation ceremony will take place immediately after the Race and will be presided by the President of the Aquatic Sports Association of Malta, Mr. Joe Caruana Curran.
 
More information on this event can be found on www.bkarastjoseph.com

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