A Circumnavigation Swim in Guinness Book of World Record
A Circumnavigation Swim in Guinness Book of World Record05 Jan 2022
Alex Fong and Edmund Wan of the Society led 60 swimmers from St. Joseph’s College, including teachers and alumni, on the 45-kilometre around-the-island swim to raise more than HK$15 million in funds for school redevelopment and sponsoring children from low-income families, and children with special needs to learn swimming and other water sports.
A total of 10 relay teams including 6 swimmers each took on this challenge and secured a record in the Guinness Book of Records for the Fastest Circumnavigation Swim.
Each relay team member swam a fast-paced 40min before the next swimmer took over. The fastest team completed the swim around HK Island in 8 hours and 30 minutes. All 10 teams completed the circumnavigation in sub 12 hours. Alex Fong remains the fastest swimmer to swim solo in a record time of 10 hours and 43 minutes.