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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

[In-person] Miller Theater, Asia Society Hong Kong Center


18:15 Registration

18:30 Presentation

19:00 Filming Screening

19:18 Q&A with audience

19:45 End


ASHK Member Ticket: HKD60

Non-Member Ticket: HKD80

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Hong Kong has over 700 kilometres of coastline, more than any other global city. The archipelago's rich maritime past from fishing village to major trading entrepot is well documented. Less well known is the city's unusual swimming history.


Simon Holliday will share some of the pioneering swims that have taken place in these waters, including an exclusive documentary screening of a daring wartime escape by Admiral Chan Chak who led a multinational band of men to safety on the eve of Hong Kong's surrender during the Second World War.


Despite a rich swimming history and success at the elite level of the sport, Hong Kong needs to address a problem: why is it, in an affluent city with an abundance of swimming pools and beaches, do more than half the population not know how to swim? Simon will share Splash Foundation's work in providing thousands of kids and adults the opportunity to learn to swim, significantly improving mental health as a result.

Feb 28, 2024

6:15 PM - 7:45 PM (GMT+8)

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Miller Theater, Asia Society Hong Kong 麥禮賢劇場, 亞洲協會香港中心
9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, HONG KONG
香港金鐘正義道九號

Hong Kong SAR (China)

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Member Price HKD 60
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HKD 80

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