Festina Gozo-Malta Open Water Swimming

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 13:17

A record number of 92 swimmers will be taking part in this year’s swimming races across the Gozo-Malta channel organised annually by Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club under the auspices of the Aquatic Sports Association of Malta. This was announced by the Club’s secretary general at the events’ pre-race meeting on Tuesday. Furthermore, he said that this year another record number of swimmers participated in the open water swimming championships organised by the Club. Two hundred and fourteen swimmers took part in the six championship races.

On Saturday, 30th August, eighty-one swimmers will be racing across the channel from Gozo, while eleven will be doing double the distance starting from Malta. The channel will be closed for maritime traffic during the races. The Malta-Gozo-Malta swim will start at 6:30 a.m. from Marfa, while the Gozo-Malta swim will start at 8:15 a.m. from il-Blata tal-Halfa. All the swimmers will be accompanied by an escort boat. Swimmers are collecting funds in favour of A.C.I.C.A. (Assistance to Children in Care Association), the charitable institution twinned with the Club’s events and activities. Festina Watches will be the main sponsors in these events.

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