The Tung Chung Swimming Pool, managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), has been a popular public leisure place since its opening last April. A landscaped area at the side of the swimming pool has recently been set up, decorating the facility with a range of colourful flowers including Impatiens, Trailing Lantana, Rhododendron, Golden Dewdrop and Red Strap Flower. The area has been filled with vibrant blossoms, which form a spectacular floral bed.
Accompanied by the Chief Leisure Manager (New Territories West) of the LCSD, Miss Sylvia Tang, a group comprising the Islands District Council (DC) Vice Chairman, Ms Chau Chuen-heung, as well as DC members visited the Tung Chung Swimming Pool and appreciated the beautiful scenery of the floral bed today (March 13).
Miss Tang and the DC members then visited other facilities at the swimming pool and later watched a demonstration of first-aid skills with an automated external defibrillator (AED).
The 1.6-hectare swimming pool complex is the first public swimming pool facility under the management of the LCSD in the district. It provides a 50-metre indoor main pool with 1,000-seat spectator stand which is suitable for holding large-scale swimming contests, and also a 25-metre outdoor training pool.
Picture shows Miss Tang and the DC members visiting the floral bed.
Miss Tang and the DC members watch a demonstration of first-aid skills using an AED. At present, all 41 public swimming pools under the management of the LCSD have been equipped with AEDs, which are operated by lifeguards trained in first aid and the use of AEDs.
Picture shows a spectacular sea of flowers, adding colour and fragrance to the Tung Chung Swimming Pool.
Ends/Tuesday, March 13, 2012