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Luca Vella, Amy Micallef take the win at BSJ Open Water Championships

Birkirkara St Joseph Sports Club hosted the second race of the Garmin BSJ Open Water Swimming Championships in Ċirkewwa.

Luca Vella and Amy Micallef took the day’s honours for the 2km course, which consisted of one loop along the Cirkewwa coast line. 

This was the first time this location was used for the Open Water Championships, and weather conditions, in spite of slight currents on the homeward leg of the course, were considered to be close to ideal. 

Luca Vella took the lead ahead of Sam Camilleri and Giuseppe Borg who finished in second and third place respectively.

Amy Micallef continued her winning streak, finishing fourth overall and first in the women’s category.  In second place was Martina Micallef, followed by Keira Balzan Hili who made her Open Water Swimming Championships podium debut on the day. 

Medals to the top three winners were presented by Mark Gaglione, representative of event sponsor Garmin Malta, immediately after the race.

Following the response received by participants, Euchar Camilleri, Birkirkara St Joseph Sports Club Secretary General confirmed that the next race, scheduled to take place on July 19, will take place in the same venue.

The Garmin BSJ Open Water Swimming Championships are being held under the auspices of the Aquatic Sports Association of Malta.  The club expressed its gratitude towards the Paradise Bay Hotel for its support in hosting the event.

Registration can be done online – https://bsj.mt/event/2023-bsj-open-water-swimming-championships-race-4-2kms/

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