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  1. Duo on rescue mission

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung For many of us, lifesaving is a job carried out by the life guards at a swimming pool or beach. Yet Form Five students Mak Chun-yin, of Kwun Tong Maryknoll College, and Fanny Chung Kwok-hoi, of TWGHs Lui Yun Choy Memorial College, in Tseung Kwan O, perform lifesaving as a competitive sport- focusing on carrying out skilful rescues as fast as possible. Winning ...

  2. Multicultural sea change for icon of beach culture

    Posted Jan 08th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... as the bushranger and the jackaroo. But surf lifesavers, who have rescued more than half a million people from the sea in the past 100 years, are undergoing a dramatic change of image. Surf lifesaving clubs ... The overhaul coincides with the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the first surf club, at Sydney's famous Bondi Beach, as well as the Year of the Lifesaver. With 115,000 unpaid lifesavers ...

  3. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Aug 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Our front-page story in last Saturday's City section on lifeguards who got into difficulties during a swimming examination should have made clear that they were undertaking an entrance test for the bronze medallion course. Since 2003, bronze medallio ...

  4. Young men and boats loom large in spate of drownings

    Posted Oct 06th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Be careful if you are a male in your early 20s or close to this age and plan to join a boat trip, as most of the victims in a recent spate of drownings share these characteristics. Out of the 11 cases reported since April, six of the victims wer ...

  5. Making waves

    Posted Aug 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Young lifesavers are putting their skills to the test in international championships, writes Charmaine Carvalho As typhoon Fengshen was sweeping up the coast in June, a group of youngsters was plunging into the waves at Shenzhen. Far from being thrill seekers, they were lifesavers from Hong Kong preparing for world championships in Germany, training with People's Liberation Army ...

  6. Sorry, the beach is out of bounds

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rong Xiaoqing New York Some may complain about the heat and humidity of what is arguably New York's best season, but the outdoor cafes, movies under the stars and concerts on the grass may counter that. The city's 20km of beaches are the clinche ...

  7. Lifeguards leave their lookouts to protest against pay cuts

    Posted Jul 19th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... swimming pools and beaches. Announcements were played at beaches to remind swimmers to be careful, as life-saving service might have been affected because of the protest. But no major incident ...

  8. Urgent talks to end lifeguard standoff disappoint union

    Posted Jul 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Members claim officials were insincere, and have not ruled out striking again An urgent meeting between lifeguard union leaders and government officials yesterday failed to resolve disputes over pay and staff cuts. The union has not ruled o ...

  9. High-flying lifesavers

    Posted May 05th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... The rescue service, which started in 1973, is operated by Surf Life Saving Australia with modest sponsorship from a major Australian bank. The rest of the operating costs are met by donations from ...

  10. Agreement to hire extra lifeguards averts strike

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Beach-goers and swimmers can breathe a sigh of relief. Lifeguards agreed to a last-minute deal with the government for extra staff and called off a strike planned for tomorrow. The Hong Kong and Kowloon Life Guards' Union ...




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