On 19 January, the Law Society Swimming Team participated in the Cold Half Extreme Marathon Swim and Cold Plunge for the second year. The events were organised by AVRA and supported Ocean Recovery Alliance, a Hong Kong-based ocean conservation and education charity.
The Cold Half Extreme Marathon Swim is a 15 km annual winter charity open water marathon swim from Stanley Main Beach to Deep Water Bay Beach, and the only long-distance race in Asia that resembles the long marathon challenges like the English Channel or Catalina Channel crossings; while the Cold Plunge is a 1.5 km satellite race alongside the Deep Water Bay Beach. As our teams participated in the relay “Naturally Ocean” categories (meaning no wetsuit was allowed), it was freezing cold as the event name suggested with water temperature at around 19°C!
Our swimmers conquered the cold weather and rough water condition and achieved remarkable results:
For those members and trainee solicitors who wish to sharpen their swimming skills to take part in future competitions, you are welcome to join our regular Swimming Team trainings (subject to changes):
- Pool training: Monday and Wednesday evenings from 9-10 pm at indoor pools
- Open water training: weekend mornings from 7:30-9:30 am at Repulse Bay
Please contact us on RnS@hklawsoc.org.hk for enquiries on training arrangements.
Reported by: Ronny Tang, Member of the Swimming Team
From left) Mr. Allen Che, Ms. Eliza Chang, Mr. Eugene Wong and Mr. Ronny Tang.