Words and Photos by Domenic Aquilina.
The island of Malta is very much associated with the stunning blue Mediterranean sea and idyllic beaches. No wonder, because the geography of Malta is dominated by water. An archipelago of coralline limestone, the small island is situated in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, 81 kilometers south of Sicily, Italy and nearly 3200 km north of Libya and northeast of Tunisia of Africa.
The country, approximately 316 km squared (122 square miles) adorned by numerous bays along the indented coastline of the islands (Malta, and the islets of Gozo and Comino are the three inhabited islands) provide visitors with harbors.
Stunning beaches also frame the majority of the island, so it comes as no surprise that aquatic Maltese athletes perform so well in the water, in particular water polo.
During the month of February, the Aquatic Swimming Association of Malta (ASA) host the LEN European Water Polo Championships Qualifying Tournament Group C 2022, with the teams of Ireland, Lithuania, Malta and Romania fighting it out to become the top two ranking sides to qualify for the final phase of the LEN European Water Polo Championships, played at the Spaladium Arena from 27 August to 10 September forthcoming in Split, Croatia.