The aim of the Club’s Swimming Section is to promote the discipline of Open Water Swimming, irrespective of the distance which starts from short swims to Long Distance Swimming and/ or Marathon Swimming.


The Swimming Section of the Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club is a very active one with all year round sessions held both at the National Swimming Pool as well as in the open sea.

Training, under the guidance of the Club’s Head Coach Isabelle Zarb is given every Saturday morning. Groups are divided into three groups – Beginners, Improvers and Advanced, are coached at different times. In addition, Club members who are also members of the National Pool, are given two to three weekly session programmes to continue  with their training in their own time. 

The annual events the Club hosts are:-

The Birkirkara St. Joseph Open Water Swimming Championships held between June and August,

The Gozo-Malta Open Water Swimming Competition (5.5K) and the Malta-Gozo-Malta Open Water Swimming Competition (11K) which in 2023 will take place in September.


2023 | BSJ Gozo-Malta Open Water Swimming Competition

Time: October 15, 2023 Cost: €80 – €100
The BSJ Gozo-Malta Open Water Swimming Competition, organized by Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club, and held under the auspices of the Aquatic Sports Association of Malta, will be divided into…
Isabelle Zarb
Chairperson, Swimming Section

Isabelle Zarb is the Club’s Head Coach is a qualified Level 2 ASA UK coach.  Apart from coaching, Isabelle has represented the Club in various international long distance swimming events. 


Race Results

(Malta) - Gozo - Malta Swimming Competition Results