Galas can overlap cleaning breaks
I refer to the letter from C. W. Lau headlined 'Chaos still reigns' (South China Morning Post, November 8).
Mr Lau was concerned about swimming galas being held during sessional breaks at Pao Yue Kong swimming pool and swimming classes at water areas not reserved for training at the Morrison Hill pool.
Sessional breaks were introduced so pools could be cleaned. This ensures a hygienic environment for swimmers in the next session. However, some swimming galas last for more than four hours and overlap the first sessional break. As soon as the galas are finished, cleaning work is carried out before the public are allowed back in.
Regarding private coaching at the Morrison Hill pool, advice has been given by pool staff to individuals who they suspect are operating as private coaches. Notices have been posted and messages broadcast on the public address system reminding swimmers not to cause any inconvenience to others while using the pool. If your correspondent needs any further information, he can contact me at 2601 8873.
for Director of Leisure and Cultural Services