Whether golf, tennis, swimming or fitness, there is no better place to enjoy an active lifestyle than Hong Kong Golf & Tennis Academy. Our state-of-the-art swimming facilities include a 25-metre indoor heated pool, outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and steam rooms, ideal for swimmers of any skill level, whether you are looking to enjoy an occasional lap or two or to pursue swimming more professionally.
EliteSwim Academy is a premier swim school providing the gold-standard of swimming coaching and delivering consistent results. Founded by record-holding Hong Kong champion swimmers Kent Cheung and Gary Wong, the carefully structured programme tackles all aspects of performance to fully nurture talent, self-motivation and a winning mindset.
Tailored coaching programmes
The Beginner Programme focuses on building water confidence from the ground up by teaching all the necessary skills required to be a successful swimmer. This includes creating a strong foundation in essential components such as water safety and learning how to breathe comfortably when underwater, as well as fundamental swimming techniques such as body position awareness and forward reach and extension.
Beginner classes may be taken in isolation but are also designed to progressively lead onto the next stage of instruction.
Building on the fundamental skills learned in the Beginner sessions, our Intermediate Programme enables swimmers to advance in their journey by incorporating a broader range of strokes. Through targeted lessons, swimmers are coached extensively in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke, learning the technical aspects of each stroke before putting these into practice. The programme also dives further into water safety, giving swimmers the tools and techniques required to ensure they are water-safe even when unaided.
Our Advanced Programme consolidates all prior learning, reinforcing techniques and drills learned, while adding in the more complex butterfly stroke. Quality of stroke, technique and performance is prioritised, with students taught how to avoid injury and burnout and cultivate a strong sense of self-motivation. This programme aims to prepare swimmers to eventually join the Elite Swim Team.
The Private Lesson Programme is ideal for swimmers who prefer a completely bespoke approach to training. Offering one-on-one coaching tailored to each swimmer’s individual needs, the private lessons provide a more intensive coaching experience that will quickly and efficiently enhance technique and skill development, improve weak areas and build confidence.
Suitable for learners at all levels and ages, private swimming lessons are a particularly popular choice for adult swimmers for more effective learning and to accommodate complex scheduling needs.
The Youth Master Swimming Team sets both individual and team goals, encouraging swimmers to compete at the local and international competition level. Regular social and team-building activities help nurture team cohesiveness and cement group bonding.
Team members learn to improve technique, perfect their strokes, starts and turns, and engage in swimming-specific dry-land training. The team also benefits from seasonal planning, mental training and racing techniques to give them that extra competitive edge.
The Adult Master Swimming Programme works towards competitive and fitness goals through a varied programme of vigorous workouts. The focus is always on working hard and having fun, while consistently striving to improve technique.
While a personal choice for each team member, the majority of members do choose to compete throughout the year in various local and international competitions.
Gary is a 2014 FINA World Cup gold medallist and ten-time winner of the Outstanding Hong Kong Male Swimmer Award. He has broken eleven Hong Kong swimming records and competed internationally at both the Asian and World Swimming Championships.
With a string of teaching qualifications from the American Swimming Coach Association, AUSTSWIM and Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association, Gary is also the Assistant Coach for the University of Hong Kong’s swimming team.
Kent has competed in some of the world’s most iconic swim tournaments, winning medals at the Asian Games, Asian Indoor Games, East Asian Games and World Cup Swimming Series.
He is currently a Hong Kong swimming record holder. Certified by the American Swimming Coach Association, Kent also holds degrees from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Sports Medicine and Health Science, and Sports Science and Physical Education.