2018 Splash Dash Relay

By April 3, 2018News & Updates

Dear Splash Friends

Thank you for supporting our Splash Dash Relay on Sunday.  It was a terrific day for all involved, but particularly for the Splashers who loved every minute.  Thank you for making their day and ours!   We are so happy that many of you were able to witness the enthusiasm and dedication that we as Splash coaches get to experience every single week.

Results are in!

Nearly 300 swimmers in 44 teams from companies, families, schools and swim clubs took part in eight hotly competed heats.

Congratulations to The Olympians’ Camille Cheng, Sandy Chan, Hannah Wilson and Splashers, Lynly Flores and Richmond de Los Reyes who notched a record 104 laps, narrowly pipping a super-charged Hong Kong Island Stingrays team who were just 20 metres behind in the final heat of the day.

There were also heat wins for Eversheds Sutherland, Breakers, Generali, TeamCIS, CarGuyOs, The Shape of Water and Fastlane.

See the final results and event photos (more photos to come). Courtesy of Melanie Catamin, Leeh Ann and Valerie Tao.

Fundraising breaks the water level!

We are thrilled to report that we have so far raised over HK$ 525,000 and donations keep coming in.  Our Simply Giving event page will remain open through March 31st.  A special thanks to Generali (with over 120 people donating to their page!), UBS, Team Cousins and Fastlane who raised the most in their respective divisions.

Finally, a big thank you to Lead Sponsor Herbert Smith Freehills as well as Lush, Feel Good Factor, The Peninsula and 2XU for the generous prizes and Canadian International School for hosting the event.

Spirit of Splash

This was the most contested award as every team got into the spirit of things.  Congratulations to St James’s Place, The Swimenovic Family and CDNIS Swim Team for stealing the judges eye.  And a shout out to Thess Saguid, Mercy Cejas, Bernadette Arellano, Imelda Maniquiz, Brenda Domingo and Rona Gonzalez for their Spirit of Splash awards.

As we hope you discovered on Sunday, Splash is not just about swimming.  It’s about self-esteem, friendship, and community.  We are grateful for the financial support you have all provided to ensure that Splash becomes a permanent fixture in Hong Kong and that we can continue to share the opportunity to learn to swim.

With gratitude,

Libby Alexander
Co-Founder & Executive Director

Simon Holliday

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