Neil Agius' Epic Swim


Neil Agius, one of the pioneers behind Wave of Change Malta, ended his epic 103-kilometer swim from Ragusa to St Julian's Water Polo Club in 28 hours 9 minutes. Neil took on this challenge to raise awareness about how the use of single-use toxic plastic is affecting the Maltese seas. The Wave of Change Malta campaign is for everyone to take action in their everyday life to reduce such waste.

Neil Agius is a long-distance swimmer who represented Malta at five editions of the Games of the Small States of Europe, the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens as well as various FINA World Swimming Championships.

He established the national record in the 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle events in 2004, 2009 and 2006 respectively. The latter two records were broken last year while the 400m record was broken in 2011. Neil also established the National Short Course Records in the same events in 2009 and still holds the 800m and 1500m records to date.

The President and Executive Committee, on behalf of all the ASA members would like to congratulate Neil for this impressive achievement. He is an inspiration to his students and peers.

Well done to Neil and all his Supporting Team!

Neil Agius