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Beverly Wright

REMINDER! (and include revision of time for Club Training squad) WEST ISLAND BASED SQUADS; we are pleased to announce the new schedule for West Island school commencing MONDAY 18TH OCTOBER. Any swimmer wishing to change from SCAA squads to train at West Island – please look at the schedule below and inform us by email ASAP!! If you wish to remain at SCAA and change later – that’s fine! Send a REQUEST FOR CHANGE by email to [email protected] The following squads will be available; GOLD / SILVER 1 / SILVER...

Beverly Wright

1. WELCOME BACK TO HONG KONG TO COACH CARLI BOTHA!! After a long delay caused by Covid restrictions, we can finally welcome back Coach Carli from South Africa. HWI is very happy that Carli has been able to return at last and will be ready to join the coaching team very soon. Carli will mostly be based at West Island school! 2. GOLD SQUAD SCAA – SUNDAY TRAINING – you will have an additional session on offer on SUNDAY 1715-1900 (with Coach Carli) This will commence on SUNDAY OCTOBER 10TH...

Beverly Wright

REPORT ON DIVISION 3 PART 3b (long course) SATURDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER, 2021 The Division 3 meet was held in Sun Yet Sen Memorial Park Swimming Pool. Once again it was great to see that HWI-SCA had a large number of registered swimmers able to qualify to race in this competition. Thankyou to all swimmers for representing the team! Competition is the best way to improve your racing skills, and your personal best times. A special ‘Well Done’ to all those who were taking part in an HKGSA competition for the...

Beverly Wright

REPORT - DIVISION 2 (part 3) LC The LC D2 P3 was held in the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Swimming Pool. HWI-SCA had a large team entered in this meet; around 70 swimmers – which is great to see! Everyone competed very well with some good results, even with the challenge of social distance requirements which meant no parents could enter and watch the events. Well done to all the swimmers who improved their times, and especially those who reached qualifying times for Division 1 in their events. Please see...

Beverly Wright

REPORT ON DIV 1 Short Course Part 2 12th September 2021 VICTORIA PARK SWIMMING POOL SCA-HWI swimmers produced very good results, after their hard training during the summer. All swimmers improved their times! This is very exciting news! Swimmers who achieved position in the Top 8 Are listed below ���� A special well done to both the Girls and Boys relay teams – both finishing in Bronze medal place!! Full results are posted on the Results section (see main page of TU under ‘News’ tab) And individual results are imported...

Beverly Wright

Update on Siobhan Haughey – August 28th 2021 Photo shows yet another nice article from todays SCMP hopefully inspiring young swimmers in Hong Kong. You may know that Siobhan has now left Hong Kong for Europe to begin a new stage in her career; here is an update from Coach Mike; Siobhan Haughey accumulates 51 points during ISL Season 3 Match 1 Napoli; August 26, 2021 Congratulations go out to our Siobhan who at the back of her Olympic Campaign, continues to race in the ISL Season 3 for the...

Beverly Wright

Dear Parents and Swimmers, TEAM TRAINING SEPTEMBER 2021 After such an exciting time recently in the swimming world, it’s so good to see so many young swimmers working hard and ready again for local competitions. (remember for HKGSA meets, you must be registered first – see Events page on Teamunify!!) From September 1st the squads will revert to a more ‘normal’ schedule – with some changes – apologies for the delay in finalizing this!! Please refer to the attached schedule, which will also be posted on the Teamunify system. Note...

Beverly Wright

Hong Kong Open Championships – report by Coach Chui The 2021 Hong Kong Open Swimming Championships was held in Victoria Park from 6-8 August. This competition has only ‘open’ events (ie not age group events), and qualifying times mean only our older and fastest swimmers can be entered. Nevertheless, a total of 24 HWI swimmers were able to represent the SCAA club at the meet achieving very good results, and showing good improvement! Well done to all the swimmers taking part! This is very exciting news, especially after the loss...

Beverly Wright

1.The story of SCAA’s first ever Olympic swimmer – in 1936!! The amazing Siobhan Haughey has recently become Hong Kong’s first Olympic medal winner in swimming with her Silver medals in the 100m and 200m freestyle events. As we know, Siobhan learnt to swim at the SCAA club, and it remained her home club throughout her development as a champion. Lets go back in time; to the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, when a young woman called Yeung Sau-king took part in the 100m freestyle and 100m backstroke representing China. This...

Beverly Wright

What a week in Tokyo! Our very own HWI/SCAA home grown swimmer Siobhan Haughey lit up the swimming and sports world of Hong Kong in Tokyo! Below is a summary of the week’s events for our Hong Kong Olympic team. We have all shared in the excitement of the past few days! You may have seen the video made by the SCMP of support at the SCAA stands during the 100m final; LINK; https://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/3142754/tokyo-olympics-siobhan-haughey-hong-kong-olympic-finalist-who-lived It all started a week ago on Sat 24th July when the women’s relay team had...