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Ten-year old swims from Gozo to Malta

On 29 August, Andre Camilleri became the youngest person on record to complete the 5.5km open water swim from Gozo to Malta. He was 10 years, 11 months and 12 days old when he completed the swim.

The Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club Malta Gozo Malta swim is an annual event with a choice between a two-way or a one-way crossing. As there is no official under-14 category for this race, Andre did his swim alongside the 79 people who had qualified for the one-way swim, although he was not part of the actual race. A further 10 swimmers took on the more challenging 11km two way. Andre’s unoffical time was 1:34, which put him ahead of a good number of older swimmers. As in previous years, the race route was closed to boat traffic for the duration of the event.
The swim attracts competitors from around the world and of all ages. The fastest swimmer in the 5.5km event, Luke Camilleri Cuschieri, completed the course in 1:15:14, while the winner of the two-way swim, Neil Agius, swam 11km in 2:27:30. The fastest woman was Sarah Demicoli in 1:20:00

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