Health & Fitness


Whether if you kill laps every day at your local pool, rely on a floatie every time you go on a junk, or don't even touch the water at the beach: You can tip your hat to Hong Kong's professional swim team, who recently represented the SAR at the Rio Olympics. Looking ahead to the annual New World Harbour Race on 16th October 2016, the cross-harbour race organisers are showing some love to the team with an amazing photo campaign shot by star photographer Rex Tsui.

The race, established in 1906 but suspended in 1978 before it made a comeback in 2011, is all about demonstrating Hong Kong's "Lion Rock Spirit"—Hongkongers' resilience and ability to adapt. To illustrate this, the incredible shots show off the team flaunting their form and strength.

Check out the graceful lines of Claudia Lau Yin-yan, who represented Hong Kong in women's backstroke.

 

And Geoffrey Cheah, who repped Hong Kong in the men's freestyle

 

More of Cheah. *Swoon*

 

Stephanie Au Hoi-shun's toned abs makes us look down in shame...

 

Yvette Kong Man-yi: Power and grace in one picture.

 

Camille Cheng Lily-mei shows off her flawless freestyle.

 

Sze Hang-yu and her shoulders of steel.

 Summer may nearly be over, but these photos just make us want to cannonball into a swimming regime. And with the holiday season coming up, you're going to need to offset those calories somehow right?  

 

Don't forget to support the swimmers participating in this year's New World Harbour Race: 

Date: 16th October, 2016
Time: 8:30am
Route: Starts from Sam Ka Tsuen pier, Lei Yue Mun to Quarry Bay Park pier, a total of 1.5km.At the end point there will be a carnival at Quarry Bay Park, with different booth games and activities.
 

Article by Evelyn Lok




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