Location: Repulse Bay, on southern Hong Kong Island near Ocean Park. Features: One of Hong Kong's most popular free public beaches; with clean, good public facilities such as bathrooms and a free playground. The beach is surrounded by high-rise residential buildings and is next to a public country parkland for hiking.
On November 3rd Edie Hu conquered the 45km solo swim around Hong Kong Island and set the women's course record in 12:37:43. Check out the I Love Hong Kong video where Edie shares why she loves swimming in Hong Kong! Edie raised over HK$ 650,000 which will go directly to programme costs and reaching our goal of teaching 5,000 people by 2020.
Stanley is a village in Hong Kong Island's Southern District, where many of Hong Kong's top beaches can be found. Visitors to Stanley will find a well developed beachfront before them, with a gorgeous promenade and a host of western-style bars and restaurants lining the waterfront.
Welcome to Hong Kong Island Stingrays Swim Club electronic registration platform for the upcoming Spring 2019 swim season. We are pleased to offer a simple method for electronic payment processing (echeck) and registration for our new and returning members.
Simon Holliday Replicates Linda McGill Round Hong Kong Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California . Linda McGill completed the first and only circumnavigation swim around Hong Kong Island on May 23rd 1976 when she took 17 hours 6 minutes to start and finish in Repulse Bay as she swam in a counterclockwise course.
A Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) manager is aiming to set a new world record and raise HK$1m for charity by swimming around Hong Kong Island on 11 November. Simon Holliday, a learning and development manager of the firm, will have to swim unassisted and non-stop in under 17 hours and finish the 45 ...
Public swimming pools in Hong Kong are managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD). There are 44 public swimming pools in Hong Kong; 9 in Hong Kong Island, 13 in Kowloon, and 22 in the New Territories. LCSD manages public swimming pools according to Law of Hong Kong Chapter 132 sections 42 to 45.
The good news is that many of the pools here are clean, cheap and super child-friendly. I recently wrote a post expounding the delights of Hammer Hill Road Swimming Pool over in Kowloon, well, here is a roundup of our favourite Hong Kong Island swimming spots: The Huge One. Pao Yue Kong Swimming Pool, 2 Shum Wan Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Island, the second largest island and the earliest area opened to the world in Hong Kong, is now the commercial and political center of the city. For visitors, there are so many things to do on the island from visiting various points of interests, going shopping in grand malls to enjoying delicious local foods.
After she completed her historic HK360 swim around Hong Kong Island in November 2018, I spoke with Edie Hu about the swim, her training, and her passion for swimming. . Before speaking with Edie, I was expecting her to have had a serious training plan, with her life revolving around her training for the event: sleeping, eating and breathing sw
By: Melissa Stevens. When the mercury rises in Hong Kong, you really need to hit the water to cool off. There are 43 public swimming pools across the city, many with facilities such as kiddie pools and water slides to make a visit a fun family day out.
According to the "Hong Kong Island East Region Winds", the Hong Kong Yacht Club (formerly known as Lantern Island, also known as Kellett Island) (the entrance to the Hong Kong Island at the Cross Harbour Tunnel today) has unearthed the copper coins from the Sui and Tang Dynasties to the Song Dynasty.
Herbert Smith Freehills' Learning and Development Manager Simon Holliday will attempt to swim around Hong Kong Island on 11 November to raise money for charity. Simon is a veteran of these endurance swims, having swum the English Channel in 2011 and the 35-kilometre route from Hong Kong to Macau ...
On Saturday, Hong Kong law firm employee Simon Holliday attempted to break the record for swimming around Hong Kong Island, and at the same time raise HK$1 million for charity, the South China Morning Post reported recently. It's a challenge that was first attempted on May 23, 1976, by former ...
Island Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong. One of the selling points of the Island Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong is definitely their 28m outdoor swimming pool. Although not located on the rooftop on the hotel, it still can beat others on the list of hotels with rooftop swimming pools. Why? Because this swimming pool offers spectacular city views of Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong Island Stingrays Swim Club offers a Saturday Sharks learn-to-swim program for kids of all ages, held at Hong Kong International School in Tai Tam. Classes are available for beginning to advanced swimmers with levels based on the British National Swim Awards and the AUSTSWIM criteria.