Feb 2016
Hong Kong’s Singha Chau speeds past rivals to become youngest to complete 15km Cold Half swim
The 16-year-old demolishes field to slash nearly 50 minutes off the course record in an incredible three hours, four minutes and 31 seconds

Jan 2016
Cold comfort – Hungary’s Attila Manyoki using Hong Kong Cold Half race to prepare for Europe channel swim
Open Water star says ‘lukewarm dash’ is good practice for taking on distance between Scotland and Northern Ireland

October 2015
The Most Unique Turn Buoy In The Open Water World

Courtesy of Doug Woodring, race director for the Clean Half Extreme Marathon Swim, Hong Kong 2015, California.

The open water swimming world’s most unique and interesting turn buoy is shown 1 minute 9 seconds into the video posted above. Highly visible and musical, the famed ‘tunes buoy‘ that cannot be missed.

The 9th annual Clean Half Extreme Marathon Swim was held in Hong Kong from Stanley to Deep Water Bay. It is a 15 km sea swim with carbon-neutral relay teams of 5 people, soloists, and yak swimmers (i.e., 2 swimmers and a kayak who rotate every 30 minutes through the course).

Video photographers included Carlos Leung, Jimmy Leung, Eddie Hui Bon Hoa, Jan Chan, Coleman Lam, Christine Yang, and Doug Woodring.

Copyright © 2015 by World Open Water Swimming Association


August 2015
Open Water Swimming Magazine

Wednesday, 21st January , 2015
Cold Half Is The Wright Thing To Do

Tuesday, 20th January, 2015
Athletes to attempt both 14km open water swim and full marathon this weekend

Sunday, 16th February, 2014
Youngsters steal the show at the Cold Half swim, off Hong Kong
‘Sub-3’ club still without a member as ‘Fab 5’ fall short

Friday, 14th February, 2014
Endurance athletes try to break three hours in swimming and running

12th February 2014 – Press release
A big weekend for big Hong Kong sports events

January 2014 – Southside magazine
Southside Wishlist
It ain’t half cold

Friday, 19th October, 2013
Swimming Past The Wall At The Clean Half

Friday, 19th July, 2013
The Beautiful Mountains And Ocean Of Hong Kong

Saturday 13th July, 2013
Ocean Recovery Alliance Hosts 9th Sheko Challenge

February 21st, 2013
Railroading Along The Wall, Rough Water At Its Best

February 21st, 2013
It’s Cold In Hong Kong

December 8th, 2012
The Cold Half, The Flip Side Of The Clean Half

September 30th, 2012
Clean Half Turns 50

How To Swim The Open Seas

July 13th, 2012
Bamboo Is Used At 8th Anniversary Sheko Challenge

July 5th, 2012
The Eighth Annual Shek O Challenge Will Be Held on July 14