Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association

Winners of cross-harbour swim retain their crowns

Winners Natasha Tang Wing-yung (left) and Ling Tin-yu (centre) after the race. Photo: Jonathan Wong

The winners of last year’s revived cross-harbour race managed to stay champions again as 1,679 swimmers jumped into the harbour on Sunday morning. Both champions are members of the Hong Kong swimming team. The winner in the women’s category, Natasha Tang Wing-yung, a participant of the London Olympics, finished the race in 17.21 minutes. Male champion Ling Tin-yu was slightly faster, with a performance time of 16.57 minutes.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Veteran swimmers angry at minimum age for cross-harbour swim qualifiers

The Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association had imposed 50 as the minimum age in the oldest category for men and women participants.

Veteran swimmers say they have been prevented from taking part in today's cross-harbour swim because organisers defined the oldest qualifying age category differently from the sport's world governing body.

21 Oct 2012 - 3:45am

Another great mass splash for glory

The iconic cross-harbour swim is back with a splash this year. More people will be allowed to join, and improvements have been made to the rules and course design.

The New World Harbour Race, which was successfully held last year after a 33-year absence, will be held on October 21.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

500 more to compete in harbour swim

This year's cross-harbour swim will be open to 1,500 participants, up from 1,000 when the event was revived last year after a 33-year break.

The Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association has also shortened the course between Lei Yue Mun and Sai Wan Ho from 1.8 kilometres to 1.5 kilometres.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Veterans hope to make clean sweep in harbour

The last time Chow Sing-lam completed the cross-harbour swim, in 1965, he was so dirty afterwards that even his wife did not recognise him.

But if he swims in this year's race, he is confident he will emerge from the water a little bit cleaner.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Organisers stick to harbour race limit

Organisers of a historic cross-harbour swim refused to raise the entrant quota of 1,000 people, but floated the idea of allocating more slots to individual participants by giving fewer berths to teams.

17 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Hats off to swim race organisers

The perseverance of Ronnie Wong Man-chiu and the Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association has paid off with the return of the cross-harbour race on October 16.

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

New awards give swimmers incentive

A new awards scheme will give swimmers an incentive to break their personal best times at this weekend's Hong Kong Open Championships at Kowloon Park Pool.

Swimmers who score 75 points or above in the new Swimming Awards Scheme will receive badges and certificates.

1 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Hong Kong moves to close gap on Asian powerhouses

A professional coaching structure tasked with closing the gap between the SAR's elite athletes and the Asian powerhouses will be in place by the end of the year, the Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association (HKASA) announced.

7 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

HKASA has faith in new swim coach

CHAN Yiu-hoi's appointment as head swimming coach of the Hong Kong Sports Institute does not automatically qualify him for the job of national coach - if such a post continues to exist.

2 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Records may hold as Kwok triumphs

HONG KONG will have two new national swimming records if the newest member of the national squad - Mark Kwok Kin-ming - can provide official documents to the Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association.

7 Jun 1994 - 12:00am