Birkirkara St. Joseph Open Water Swimming Championships 2017Entry Form and Regulations

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The Swimming Section of the Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club is a very active one with all year round sessions held both at the National Swimming Pool as well as in the open sea. Training, under the guidance of the Club's Head Coach, is given every Saturday morning and the sessions are split up in 3 groups each being coached at different times.

These groups include the beginners, improvers and advanced swimmers. In addition, Club members who are also members of the National Pool, are given two to three weekly session print outs.

The aim of the Club's Swimming Section is to promote the discipline of Open Water Swimming, be it Long Distance Swimming or Marathon Swimming.

The Club organises annually

  • The Birkirkara St. Joseph Open Water Swimming Championships held between June and August,
  • The Gozo-Malta Open Water Swimming Competition (5.5K) held in mid-August, and
  • The Malta-Gozo-Malta Open Water Swimming Competition (11K) held in mid-August.

The Club's Head Coach is Ms Isabelle Zarb, (Level 2 ASA UK).

The members on the Club's Swimming Board are Ms. Isabelle Zarb (Chairperson), Mr. Roberto Demicoli and Mr. Andrew Grech. This Section may be contacted on 79829391 and 99466256.

Strong Currents and swells still bring out strong performances at Birkirkara St. Joseph Garmin Open Water Swimming Competitions

The seemingly good weather conditions belied the strong currents, particularly in the North Comino Channel and swells that 132 swimmers, undertaking the Birkirkara St. Joseph Garmin Malta – Gozo – Malta and Gozo-Malta Open Water Swim Race, had to contend with on race day.

Malta-Gozo-Malta The 11km race saw fourteen swimmers starting at the crack of dawn from Marfa Beach, where they proceeded towards Comino onto Gozo before heading back through the North Comino Channel.  The only surprises in the final results where the massive improvements registered ...



Record Participation for Birkirkara St. Joseph Garmin Malta – Gozo – Malta and Gozo-Malta Open Water Swimming Championship this Saturday

Over 130 swimmers will be taking the plunge this Saturday when they will be undertaking the annual Birkirkara St Joseph Garmin Malta – Gozo – Malta and Gozo-Malta Open Water Swimming Championship, which is being held under the auspices of the Aquatic Sports Assocation of Malta ...