FESTINA GOZO-MALTA OPEN WATER SWIMMING COMPETITIONS 2014

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....



Michelle Vella Wood first ever Maltese to make it to the podium in an Ironman event.

Birkirkara St. Joseph’s Michelle Vella Wood wrote triathlon history by becoming the first ever Maltese triathlete to grab a podium place in an Ironman event. She was taking part in IronMan Kalmar in Sweden on the 16th August.

Notwithstanding the adverse weather conditions during the race the Birkirkara triathlete managed to register a very good finish time.  She swam the 3.8 kilometres in one hour, one minute, 28 seconds, placing herself second in her age-group and 19th female overall.  Following...



VILEDA BSJ OPEN WATER SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 - RACE SIX AT TAX-XAMA, ST. PAUL'S BAY

The sixth and final race in the Vileda Birkirkara St. Joseph Open Water Swimming Championships 2014 will be held on Wednesday, 13 August starting at 6.00 p.m. at Tax-Xama, St. Paul’s Bay.

Swimmers can register on the day of the race, but not later than one hour before the start.  All swimmers must use a cap during these races, which should not be of a dark colour or blue.  Swimmers may use wetsuits of any kind, however, those using such wetsuits (except th...



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