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Kennedy Town Swimming Pool to open for public use (with photos)
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     The new Kennedy Town Swimming Pool will be partially open for public use starting from May 11 (Wednesday). Under the management of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), the public are welcome to come and enjoy the fun of swimming.

     To facilitate the construction of the West Island Line, the old Kennedy Town Swimming Pool was demolished and the new swimming pool complex built at No 2 Sai Cheung Street North in Kennedy Town, next to Belcher Bay Park. The new site is accessible by bus, mini-bus or tram.

     Occupying an area of about 0.8 hectare, the construction of the new swimming pool complex involves two phases. The first phase of the works íV the construction of an outdoor secondary pool and leisure pool íV has been completed and the facilities will be open for public use from this Wednesday. The second phase of the works, scheduled to be completed in 2016, will include the provision of a multi-purpose pool, a teaching pool and a jacuzzi.

     The new complex is uniquely designed so that the public can enjoy a fabulous view of Victoria Harbour from the swimming pool.

     The pool is open daily from 6.30am to 10pm in three sessions during the summer (from April to October). It is closed between 10am and 5pm every Wednesday for weekly cleansing, and reopens at 6pm on the same day.

     For details on the pool, please visit the department's website (www.lcsd.gov.hk) or call our pool staff at 2817 7973.

     The LCSD urges swimmers to keep public swimming pools clean and hygienic while they are having fun. If swimmers feel unwell, they should not swim. They are advised to use the toilet before swimming and not urinate or defecate in the pools. They should leave the water immediately and use the toilet if they want to vomit. They should wear clean swimsuits. Before entering the pool deck, swimmers should shower in the changing room, and walk through the shower bath and footbath.

Ends/Monday, May 9, 2011
Issued at HKT 19:09

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