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The Legend’s At It Again: Maltese Activist To Swim From Malta To Sicily

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Neil Agius was the first swimmer to complete last summer’s #WaveOfChange challenge that saw a number of swimmers circle Gozo, but in an exclusive interview with Chucky Bartolo he revealed his plans to take it to the next level…

…by swimming from Malta to Sicily in 2020.

Just in case you missed it, Neil declared his 2020 plans for the #WaveOfChange challenge.

If Neil manages to swim the distance, he will join the ranks of Nicky Farrugia who currently holds the record for being the first man to swim from Sicily to Malta in 1985.

The #WaveOfChange campaign started out as a challenge between friends to pick up three pieces of litter.

But the initiative soon snowballed into a national campaign that has since been backed a number of businesses, activists, politicians and even members of the public.

Last year, Neil Agius and two other swimmers, Gilbert Bartolo and Richard Zerafa, took on the daring challenge of swimming Malta’s borders within 24 hours. Neil was the only swimmer to successfully make it all the way around, swimming 70km in just under 22 hours.

Show some support for Neil’s future endeavour and build this man some hype!

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