With the opening of two new heated swimming pools today (November 30), more people can continue to exercise and enjoy the fun of swimming in the winter season. The new swimming pools are the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Swimming Pool and the Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Swimming Pool, both managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD).
Located at 16 Eastern Street North, Sai Ying Pun, the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Swimming Pool is adjacent to the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park and the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Sports Centre.
Occupying an area of about 0.65 hectares, the swimming pool complex includes an indoor main pool measuring 50m x 25m, and an indoor training pool measuring 25m x 12.5m. The main pool has a spectator stand with some 1,000 seats and the venue is suitable for holding swimming competitions. Apart from the heated pool facilities, the complex also offers a nice sea view of Victoria Harbour. Swimmers can enjoy the fun of swimming while appreciating the picturesque sea view.
The Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Swimming Pool is the first indoor heated swimming facility in Yuen Long. Housed inside the Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Leisure and Cultural Building at 1 Tsui Sing Road, Tin Shui Wai, it provides an indoor training pool measuring 25m x 25m. Other facilities in the building include an indoor sports centre and a major public library, which will be opened in phases next year upon completion of internal decoration.
With the utilisation of renewable energy, the above two swimming pool complexes fully epitomise environmentally friendly design.
The two swimming pool complexes are easily accessible by public transport. Visitors can go to the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Swimming Pool by bus (routes 1, 3A, 5, 5B, 7, 10, 18, 37B, M47, M49P, 71, 71P, 91, 94, 101, 104, 113, 905 and 968) or by taking the MTR to Sheung Wan Station and from there walking 10 minutes to the complex.
Those who would like to visit the Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Swimming Pool can take a bus (routes K65, K75, K75P and K76) or a minibus (routes 33, 34A and 35), or can take the MTR to Tin Shui Wai Station and from there take a five-minute walk to the complex.
For details on the opening hours and the weekly cleansing operations of the swimming pool complexes, please visit the LCSD's website (www.lcsd.gov.hk/beach/en/swim-intro.php). For further information, please call the venue staff at 2540 6708 (Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Swimming Pool) or 2856 2244 (Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Swimming Pool).
Apart from the above two swimming pool complexes, a number of LCSD swimming pools throughout the territory are providing heated swimming facilities for public use during the winter. For details, please visit the department's website.
Ends/Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Issued at HKT 12:11