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Duo on rescue mission

For many of us, lifesaving is a job carried out by the life guards at a swimming pool or beach.

Thursday, 5 July, 2012, 12:00am

Duo on rescue mission

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.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Set to go swimmingly

This year's cross-harbour swim on October 21 will be open to 1,500 participants - 500 more than last year, when the event was restarted 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.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Lane change

Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying has pledged to survey the use of sports facilities to ensure that they meet Hong Kong's needs, and create a new post of commissioner for sports.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

If you see someone in trouble ...

You're out on your weekly jog with friends. It's one of your favourite activities. The beautiful scenery coupled with the social atmosphere provides an enjoyable getaway from the bustling city.

You've never been one for artificial things. But Inspiration Lake Recreation Centre, on Lantau Island, is a wonderful sight, even if the 12-hectare lake is man-made.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Lai breaks tape, but Kennard reservoir top dog

Lai Kat won the men's race in the final event of the AVOHK adidas Reservoir Series at Tai Tam yesterday, but Martin Kennard took the overall series prize after having won the first two races at Aberdeen and Tai Lam Chung.

28 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Dynamic Blitz a test case for Dubai sojourn

It may have been forced upon them to some extent, but connections of Dynamic Blitz have taken the sensible path with the sprinter by going to Dubai's international carnival and his results may seal that same road as a fixture for the future.

26 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Stanley windsurfer dies after collapse

A man collapsed and later died in hospital after windsurfing at Stanley Main Beach yesterday. The 47-year-old was seen collapsed on his windsurfing board about 300 metres offshore from the Stanley Main Beach Water Sports Centre about 2pm. He was rescued by lifeguards and taken unconscious to hospital where he was confirmed dead.

18 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Department killjoys should lift bans on quiet Lantau beach

I am lucky enough to live five minutes' walk from Cheung Sha beach on Lantau. At more than two kilometres, it is the longest beach in Hong Kong and is absolutely stunning.

Both ends have a government-built beach pavilion, with changing rooms, showers, warning flags, shark nets, and lifeguards.

20 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Contamination closes swimming complex

The Island East swimming pool complex in Sai Wan Ho was temporarily closed yesterday for cleaning and super-chlorination after faeces and vomit were found in pools.

11 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

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