Malta

Tuset, Mangion first home in Malta-Gozo-Malta race

Tuset, Mangion first home in Malta-Gozo-Malta race

Same time for the top two in 5.5km swim

Swimmers had to battle hard against the strong currents and waves in the Gozo-Malta and the more daring Malta-Gozo-Malta open water swimming challenges organised by Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club (BSJ) on Saturday.

So difficult were the conditions that from the 72 who started the races, 15 had to retire in what organisers described as one of the most difficult channel challenges this past decade or so.

The 11km Malta-Gozo-Malta race was dominated by Jacques Tuset.

Open sea swimming : Swimmers brave rough seas in Channel swims

Vella, Agius joint first in Gozo-Malta event

Rough seas prevailing in the Gozo channel, characterised this year’s editions of the Malta-Gozo-Malta and Gozo-Malta Open Water Swimming Competitions organised by Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club yesterday.

Swimmers had to battle hard to overcome the large waves especially on reaching the island of Comino, with calmer waters awaiting them as they approached Malta. Out of the 72 swimmers taking part in both races, 15 had to give up, in what was described as one of the most difficult channel races this past decade.

The 11-kilometre Malta-Gozo-Malta race was dominated by French open water swimmer Jacques Tuset, who covered the distance in 3 hours, 13 minutes, 34 seconds. Simon Zammit finished second in 3 hours, 24 minutes and 55 seconds, and Gilbert Bartolo finished third in 3 hours, 29 minutes and 25 seconds.

Malta news

On Malta the coach Ms Isabelle Zarb is very active.

Today she send me the 2012 Maltese OpenWater Calendar.

Besides heading and coaching the swimming department  of the Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club she's active with the websites of both the ASA of Malta and of the Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club

Malta open sea swim 6 (final) -2012, Malta

Date: 
Wednesday, 29 August, 2012 - 18:00

http://bkarastjoseph.com/index.php?id=14

BIRKIRKARA ST JOSEPH SPORTS CLUB

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2012

swimming – running – triathlon

 

(Malta)-Gozo-Malta Open Sea Swim, (Marfa)-Qala-Marfa, Malta

Date: 
Saturday, 18 August, 2012 - 05:15

http://bkarastjoseph.com/index.php?id=14

BIRKIRKARA ST JOSEPH SPORTS CLUB

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2012

swimming – running – triathlon

 

Malta open sea swim 5 - 2012, Malta

Date: 
Wednesday, 1 August, 2012 - 17:00

http://bkarastjoseph.com/index.php?id=14

BIRKIRKARA ST JOSEPH SPORTS CLUB

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2012

swimming – running – triathlon

 

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