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2012
October
LCSD's heated swimming pools open in winter
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     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) announced today (October 30) that a new swimming pool in Kwun Tong District, Lam Tin Swimming Pool, will open on November 1, as one of the 21 public swimming pools which will provide heated swimming facilities for public and organisation use during winter.

     Occupying an area of about 0.5 hectares, Lam Tin Swimming Pool is located on the first floor of Lam Tin Complex, 1 Hing Tin Street, Lam Tin, Kowloon. The pool consists of an indoor training pool measuring 25 metres by 25m, and an indoor teaching pool measuring 25m by 10m.

     Apart from the new swimming pool in Lam Tin, a number of the LCSD's swimming pools throughout the territory are also providing heated swimming facilities for public use during winter to allow more people to continue to exercise and enjoy the fun of swimming.

     Details of the opening arrangements of the LCSD's heated swimming pools in winter are as follows:

(A) Opening arrangements for 17 pools which provide heated swimming facilities:

Swimming pools                  Opening periods
-------------------             --------------------
Lam Tin Swimming Pool           November 1, 2012, to
Lai Chi Kok Park Swimming Pool  March 31, 2013
Kowloon Park Swimming Pool
Tai Kok Tsui Swimming Pool
Ho Man Tin Swimming Pool
Hammer Hill Road Swimming Pool
Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Swimming Pool
Morrison Hill Swimming Pool            
Siu Sai Wan Swimming Pool
Tung Chung Swimming Pool
Yuen Long Swimming Pool
Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Swimming Pool
Shing Mun Valley Swimming Pool
Fanling Swimming Pool
Sha Tin Jockey Club Swimming Pool
Hin Tin Swimming Pool
Tseung Kwan O Swimming Pool

(B) Four pools with heated swimming facilities will be closed during certain periods in winter for annual maintenance. Their opening periods are as follows: 
    
Swimming pools                 Opening periods
----------------------         -------------------
Sham Shui Po Park              November 1, 2012, to
Swimming Pool                  January 31, 2013

Tuen Mun Swimming Pool         November 1, 2012, to
                               January 27, 2013

Island East Swimming Pool      January 1, 2013,
                               onwards

Wan Chai Swimming Pool         November 1, 2012, to
(only for group training       January 2, 2013, and
purposes)                      February 7, 2013,
                               onwards
                                                             
(C) The weekly cleaning operation will be held as usual in the pools during their opening periods. The cleaning will start at 10am and finish at around 5pm to 6pm on the same day.

     The schedule is as follows:

Every Monday
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Tai Kok Tsui Swimming Pool,
Hammer Hill Road Swimming Pool,
Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Swimming Pool,
Shing Mun Valley Swimming Pool and
Tseung Kwan O Swimming Pool
    
Every Tuesday
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Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Swimming Pool,
Kowloon Park Swimming Pool,
Tung Chung Swimming Pool and
Fanling Swimming Pool

Every Wednesday
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Island East Swimming Pool,
Lai Chi Kok Park Swimming Pool,
Ho Man Tin Swimming Pool and
Yuen Long Swimming Pool

Every Thursday
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Morrison Hill Swimming Pool,
Siu Sai Wan Swimming Pool,
Lam Tin Swimming Pool,
Tuen Mun Swimming Pool and
Hin Tin Swimming Pool

Every Friday
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Wan Chai Swimming Pool,
Sham Shui Po Park Swimming Pool and
Sha Tin Jockey Club Swimming Pool

     Meanwhile, from November 1 to 30, three public swimming pools without heated swimming facilities, namely Victoria Park Swimming Pool, Kennedy Town Swimming Pool and Kowloon Tsai Swimming Pool, will open from 6.30am to noon daily.
 
     The LCSD urges swimmers to keep public pools clean and hygienic. If swimmers feel unwell, they should not swim. They are advised to use the toilet before swimming and not to urinate or defecate in the pools. They should leave the water immediately and use the toilet if they need to vomit. Before entering the pool deck, swimmers should shower in the changing room, and walk through the shower bath and footbath.

Ends/Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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The Leisure and Cultural Services Department's new Lam Tin Swimming Pool.
  
 

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