GREEN House came on strong once again, winning for the second year running the overall championship at the Ng Yuk Secondary School swimming gala, held recently at the Sha Tin Jockey Club Public Swimming Pool. Green House beat strong contenders Yellow House, which had been on a winning streak in previous years, having won the award from 1990 to 1993. Credit goes to two outstanding Green House swimmers Cheung Kin-kay and Tsim Tak-chee, who won the boys' Grade A and Grade B individual overall championships respectively. Tak-chee has won the award for three years in a row. The most impressive swimmer in the meet was Yeung Tin-yan. She broke two records in the girls' Grade A - the 50-metre breaststroke and the 100-metre breaststroke in 48.75 seconds and 1 minute 47.45 seconds respectively. She also set a new a record in the girls' Grade A 200 m breaststroke. Tin-yan has been emerging as best swimmer in the swimming gala for the past four years. She came on top in both the 50 m and 100 m breaststroke events and the shorter freestyle sprints. This is the fifth time she had won the girls' individual championship. Coming second in the inter-House overall championship were Blue House, while previous winners Yellow House had to be content with second place. The number of swimmers taking part this year was 166, a record for the school. After presenting the trophies, principal Pang Chi-chuen gave a short speech in which he praised the swimmers for their outstanding performance. He stressed the importance of participation, of swimmers and spectators alike. He said the spectators appreciated the fine performances of the swimmers, and hoped that the gala would be like a physical education lesson - inspiring youngsters to engage in sports.