Hongkong Daily Press.
Hongkong, Thursday, October 18th, 1923.
HONGKONG BOY SCOUTS ASSOCIATION.
ANNUAL SWIMMING SPORTS.
The Boy Sconts held their second Annual Swimming Sports in the V.R.C. Bath, by courtesy of the Club Officials. Some really close racing was keenly and enthusiastically watched by the spectators, and the divers showed very pretty style and good form. A Life Saving Race and also an Obstacle Race had their place among the items.
At the close of the Sports Mrs. Grace most kindly presented to the winners the Certificates which the Association issues instead of prizes. The afternoon closed with the presentation to Mrs. Grace of a bouquet by a diminutive Sea Scout and a vote of thanks proposed by District Scoutmaster White to her and to all those who had so kindly assisted in making the Sports a Success. The singing of the National Anthem brought the little ceremony to a close.
The results were as follows:-
50 Yards Senior Championship.-- 1, Sung Cheuk Piu (St. Stephen's Troop), Time: 38.5/4 secs.; 2, L. Woo (St. Joseph's Troop).
50 Yards Junior Backstroke.-- 1, E. Zimmern (The Roving Fifth), Time: 57secs.; 2, J. Laing (1st Wanchai).
One Length Wolf Cubs' Race.-- 1, G. Chue (3rd Pack), Time: 19secs.; 2, F. Churn (5th Pack).
100 Yards Senior Championship.-- 1, E. Zimmern (The Roving Fifth), Time:
1min 16.⅗ secs.; 2, K. Wilson (1st Wanchai).
50 Yards Junior Championship.-- 1, W. Foulds (1st Wanchai), Time: 37.⅗ secs.; 2, L. White (1st Wanchai).
Senior Diving.-- 1, A. May (St. Joseph's Troop); 2, J. Kotewall (The Roving Fifth).
Life Saving Race:-- 1, Kwok Hing Wan (Sea Scouts), Time: 61secs.; 2, A. May.
Junior Diving.-- 1, F. Zimmern; 2, L. White.
100 Yards Senior Backstroke.-- 1, Ng Hon Sang (Sea Scouts), Time: 1min 41secs.; 2, E. Zimmern.
100 Yards Junior Champicnship.-- 1, W. Foulds, Time: 1min 38secs.; 2, R. Gerrard (The Roving Fifth).
50 Yards Scouters and Cubbers.-- 1, A.S.M. Gittens (The Roring Fifth); 2, S. M. Barney (The Roving Fifth).
Inter-Troop Team Race.-- 1, St. Joseph's Troops; 2, 1st Wanchai Troop.
Obstacle Race.-- 1, Ng Hon Sang; 2, B.M.Talati (St. Joseph's Troop).
In the unavoidable absence of the Commissioner, D.S.M. White was in charge of the proceedings, ably assisted by Lt. Commander H.B.S. Beresford, R.N., as referee, Mr. A A. Alves as starter, Messrs. C.H. Blason, G.T. May, and Lieut. Commander J.L.M. Stevenson as judges, and the Scouters and Cubbers who acted as stewards.