Malta’s climate makes it an ideal year-round destination for swimming training camps and competitions. It is a popular choice for swimming clubs from all over Europe with winter and spring temperatures ranging between 15-25 celsius.
The Aquatic Sports Association of Malta administers swimming, diving, water polo and synchronized swimming. In recent years the ASA have hosted the Mediterranean Cup Swimming Meet, the European Open Water Series and the annual Easter International Swimming Meet. In 2017 Malta hosted the European Junior Swimming Championships and the Mediterranean Synchronised Swimming Cup.
The National Swimming Complex is the headquarters of the Maltese Olympic Committee and offers a heated 50 metre Olympic swimming pool and a 25 metre diving pool. This modern facility is ideal for international training camps with a fully-equipped gymnasium, spacious changing rooms and conference room availability.
Swimmers can enjoy heated outdoor swimming throughout the year with lanes available from 06:00 to 22:00 hours. The 5-day Easter Swimming Meet caters for swimmers from 12 years of age and overseas groups are welcome to join the Gala.
Water polo is also another very popular sport practiced on the islands and the level is quite high. We can organise water polo tours and can arrange fixtures with one of the 12 local clubs. The season runs from June till September, but a winter league is also played by the biggest clubs.
We use a number of 3 star and 4 star hotels in the nearby resort of Sliema, which is a 10 minute transfer to the National Swimming complex.
3* Blubay Apartments
Set in Il-Gżira, Blubay Apartments offers a small outdoor pool and air-conditioned accommodation with satellite TV and free WiFi. Sliema. The hotel is a 15 minutes’ walk away from the pools or a 5 minute private bus shuttle. Other facilities on site include a 24-hour front desk and meeting/banquet facilities.
All accommodation comes with a safe, a kitchen or kitchenette with a refrigerator and electric kettle, and a bathroom with free toiletries. Most apartments have a balcony, and some feature sea views.
Breakfast is served at the sister hotel Bayview Hotel, just 400 yards away. The Blubay is located less than a 15-minute walk to the main Sliema shopping area.
Daily scheduled flights with Air Malta and British Airways from London and Manchester are possible and we would be happy to offer a deposit option for booking group seats with either of these two airlines. Alternatively, ‘no frills’ airlines such as Easyjet, Ryanair and Jet2 are also an option from a number of UK regional airports
Airport transfers to/from the hotel take approximately 20 minutes. Airfares and transfer prices can be confirmed when final travel dates, group size and preferred UK departure airport are known.
Flight costs vary from between £125 – £250 per person. Flights can be quoted upon request