Swimming South Of Sicily ... Neil Agius Goes 100 km

Swimming South Of Sicily … Neil Agius Goes 100 km

Courtesy of Wave Of Change Malta. Slowly but surely, Neil Agius is swimming further and further. After representing his country of Malta in the 400m freestyle at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, Agius completed a 38 km circumnavigation swim around Gozo in 10 hours in 2010. In 2018, he completed a 70 km circumnavigation swim around Malta in 21 hours 52 minutes. Now, he completed a Century Swim. Agius completed a 100 km Sicily to Malta swim in 28 hours 7 minutes. The 34-year-old departed from Sicily from Punta Braccetto in the province of Ragusa on June 25th at 5:15 am and arrived at St Julian’s Water Polo & Aquatic Club in Malta on June 26th at 9:24 am. His swim was part of the Wave of Change movement which raises awareness about marine pollution and threats to marine habitats. Agius swam a bit faster than famed Maltese Olympian Nicky Farrugia who swam from Sicily to Gozo in 1985 in 30 hours 17 minutes. For more information about Agius and his record-setting swim, visit here. To view his course, visit here. Copyright © 2008 – 2020 by World Open Water Swimming Association
Steven Munatones