(Malta)-Gozo-Malta Open Water Swimming Competitions 2012

The annual Malta-Gozo-Malta and Gozo-Malta Open Water Swimming Competitions will be held on Saturday, 18th August 2012, the former starting from the sandy beach at Marfa in Malta towards il-Blata tal-Halfa in Gozo and back to Malta for a distance of 11 kilometres, while the latter starts from il-Blata tal-Halfa in Gozo and finishes at Marfa for a distance of 5.5 kilometres. The Malta-Gozo-Malta will start at 6:30 a.m., while the Gozo-Malta will start at 8:15 a.m. These events are being organised by Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club under the auspices of the Aquatic Sports Association of Malta.

Up to the 4th August, the regular closing date for entry forms, 10 swimmers will be competing in the Malta-Gozo-Malta event.  Thirty-one swimmers will be taking part in the Gozo-Malta competition, while 29 swimmers will be taking up the challenge in 11 teams.  A total of 70 swimmers will be racing across the channel.  Entry Forms will be accepted by the Club’s Swimming Board up to Saturday, 11th August 2012 at an extra charge.  No entry forms will be received after that date.

The pre-race meeting will be held on Thursday, 16th August 2012 at  7:00 p.m. at Town Hall of the Mosta Local Council.



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