RM200,000 to upgrade facilities

IN a bid to become the premier family club in Penang, the Chinese Swimming Club is spending RM200,000 to upgrade its facilities. 

Its president Datuk Lye Siew Weng said under the project, the club gymnasium was re-cently refurbished and up- graded with the latest exercise equipment. 

“Apart from repainting our car park lots, a new car park security system has also been introduced. 

“In the next few months, we will also have new facilities including a library, a mini theatre and a meeting room,” he said at the club’s 78th annual dinner recently. 

WELL DONE:Chia(second right)congratulating club team manager Geh Thuan Tek and his students for winning the boys' junior category in the DHL National Lifesaving Championship 2006.With them is Lye(right).

He urged members to make full use of the club and take part in its activities. 

Deputy Information Minis-ter and Bukit Bendera MP Datuk Seri Chia Kwang Chye who opened the event said the club had the potential to produce future world champions such as squash queen Nicol David. 

“A committee should be set up to organise a training programme and more tournaments. 

“I can talk to the Youth and Sports Ministry to ask for some funds to run the training programme,” he added. 

Some 300 members and their guests attended the dinner held at the club’s premises. 

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