ANNE-MARIE Munk will make her first appearance for Hong Kong in five years when she takes to the pool at the World University Games (WUG) in Fukuoka as part of her bid to swim at next year's Olympic Games. The 21-year-old Munk last represented Hong Kong at the 1990 Asian Games in Beijing before leaving for the United States to pursue a degree in communications at the University of Southern California. Having only recently graduated, Munk returned to Hong Kong this week to join the WUG squad. In Fukuoka, she will compete in the 200 metres individual medley, 100 metres breaststroke, 200 metres breaststroke and 4 ? 100 metres freestyle relay. 'I think I'm faster than I was five years ago although, at 21, I'm a grandmother in terms of swimming,' said Munk, who studied alongside Hong Kong women's hurdler Chan Sau-ying in the US. 'I've also changed my discipline. I used to be a freestyler but now I'm concentrating more on breaststroke. I'm confident of making the Hong Kong squad for the Olympics and then I'll retire.' Munk will seek out an old Hong Kong hand to boost her Olympic preparations. After she returns from Fukuoka, she will travel to England to train for six months under Englishman David Haller, the former Hong Kong national coach who is now the British national coach. Haller coached Munk in Hong Kong during her teens. Munk will team up with Hong Kong University's Lung En-ting and Polytechnic's Pun Kok-ching and Szeto Wing-yee for the relay in Fukuoka. Meanwhile, A. de O. Sales, president of the Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association (HKSA), said the sport had made significant progress over the past 12 months. Speaking at this week's HKASA annual general meeting, Sales said: 'The fundamental aspects, beyond the evident and gratifying progress achieved by the competitors, are worthy of specific comment. 'The association now works on three distinct regional squads to develop swimmers from the age group and other competitions open to them. 'This is the way to the summit - the national training squad. Indeed Hong Kong swimmers have an intensive programme, background and competition experience.'