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Monday, October 1, 2018

Making A Splash In The HK360 Swim

Courtesy of Simon Holliday, Splash Foundation, Hong Kong.

By day, Simon Holliday works for an international law firm in Hong Kong. By early morning, evening and weekends, he swims and manages the Splash Foundation in Hong Kong.

The Splash Foundation was co-founded by Holliday and Libby Alexander to conduct swim and water safety courses for under-served communities. Holliday explains, "The Foundation provides an opportunity to learn an important life skill which develops confidence, improves wellbeing and allows people to flourish both in and out of the water by bringing together experienced coaches in a supportive group setting.

Splash is a swim school for foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong that offers swim and water safety courses in a supportive group setting.

Edie Hu, who recently completed a two-person English Channel swim, is aiming to be the third person to swim around Hong Kong Island on November 3rd. There is a relay team planning a circumnavigation swim also in November. Both are raising money for Splash Foundation

The 45 km (27.96-mile) circumnavigation swim is called the HK360 Swim whose record was set by Holliday in 12 hours 32 minutes. "The HK360 Swim has a very similar distance in an iconic world-class city to the 20 Bridges Manhattan Island Swim in New York," observed Steven Munatones. "There is no better sister swim potential among marathon circumnavigation swims around the world than the 45.9 km swim around Manhattan Island and the 45 km swim around Hong Kong Island."

For more information on the Splash Foundation Ltd., visit splashfoundation.org and its Facebook page.

For more information on HK360 Swim, visit here.

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