A Decade to Remember - 10th Anniversary of Law Society’s Annual Swimming Gala

To provide a platform for members’ children to showcase their aquatic talent and promote family harmony, the Swimming Team under the leadership of Ms. Eliza Chang, the then Swimming Captain (now Honorary Captain) found the Law Society’s first Swimming Gala in summer 2009. This year marks the 10th anniversary of this annual event organised by the Recreation and Sports Committee (“RSC”).

The Swimming Gala started off with focusing on only individual events but to add more fun, the Swimming Team has introduced family relay and children’s relay events in recent years. While the 2 x 25m family relay participated by one parent and one child aims at strengthening family bonds, the 4 x 25m children’s relay, which requires members’ children to form a mixed team of four with a total age not exceeding 20 for the junior category and 35 for the senior category, was introduced to encourage teamwork and cooperation among the next generation.

Same as previous years, this year’s Swimming Gala, which was held on 12 August, welcomed members’ children and grandchildren from the age of two to compete in a friendly atmosphere. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the event attracted a record-breaking of over 70 kids competing in almost 70 events!. While there were new faces, many junior swimmers have been supporting the event for years since they were toddlers!

Certificates would be provided to all participants and the top three winners of each event would also get a medal.

Individual champions of each age and gender group would even be awarded a trophy.

The Swimming Team would like to extend its sincere gratitude to The University of Hong Kong Swimming Team and the Undergraduate Law Society of the Chinese University of Hong Kong for their onsite assistance. Without their support, the event would not have concluded with success.

The Swimming Gala is definitely a good opportunity for your kids to experience a fun-filled water challenge and to enjoy the summer splash with family and friends. We look forward to your participation in our next decade of our journey!

The 10th Swimming Gala was supported by (from left) Swimming Captain Ms. Agnes Chan, Swimming Convenor Ms. Caroline Wong, Ms. Eliza Chang, Council Members Mr. Nick Chan (RSC Chairman), Mr. Roden Tong (RSC Vice-Chairman), Mr. Pierre Chan, Ms. Karen Lam, and Ms. Serina Chan.