Hotung Secondary School At the school's 37th annual Swimming Gala on September 11, students of Hotung Secondary School got dripping wet as a result of the persistent rain, but it failed to dampen their enthusiasm or stop them from giving their best. All had a great time from start to finish - and left the Victoria Park Swimming Pool with fond memories and food for thought. In her opening speech, principal Wong Yin-ling noted that it was quite a feat for the school to have organised this annual event 36 times and to be able to keep going strong. Wong stressed the importance of a strong physique to students. It translates into a better performance in studies and in exams, and gives effective protection against diseases, especially infectious ones like the swine flu. Swimming, according to experts, is the best sport for fitness, as it requires you to use all your muscles. St Joan of Arc Secondary School Thanks to the perfect weather and the full support of our guest-of-honour, Kenny Lai, chairman of the Parent-Teacher Association, parents, past students, teachers and students, this year's swimming gala was full of joy and fun. The spirit of sportsmanship and competitiveness was not left to the swimmers alone but was also shared by the cheering teams from all classes. Amid intense competition by participants, students of Five Charity grabbed the overall championship. Trophies and prizes were presented by Lai and other guests to the winners. The swimming gala came to an end with the lowering of the school flag and the singing of the school anthem, with the principal declaring the gala officially closed at 12.30pm. Jockey Club Government Secondary School The Jockey Club Government Secondary School held its 46th annual swimming gala on October 2. The sunny, cloudless morning was filled with school spirit at the Kowloon Tsai Swimming Pool. In her speech, principal Chan O Sui-fong encouraged students to work diligently in their academic subjects along with active participation in sports. The Grade A Boys Overall Individual Prize was won by Chui Man-hei (S.7B). Man-hei broke the school's record in the butterfly for Grade A boys. He has represented the school in Iraq, bringing honour to his alma mater. Guest-of-honour Lee King-wan presented the trophies. The treasurer of the Parents and Teachers' Association and an active, voluntary member of the Lutheran Church Hong Kong Synod, Lee gave the inspirational concluding speech of the day. He highlighted the slogan for Hong Kong's upcoming East Asian Games, 'Be the legend,' while encouraging each student to be confident when embracing new challenges. The 46th annual swimming meet was a perfect morning of genuine school spirit and healthy competition. It was a benchmark day, setting a wonderful standard for future school events.