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Lael Profitt, who is currently 15 years old, will swim the 20 mile Catalina Channel, completing the first leg of her larger goal: becoming the youngest person ever to successfully complete the Triple Crown of Ocean Swimming: Crossing the Catalina Channel; Circling Manhattan; and Crossing the English Channel.
At the beginning of this Easter holiday, a social fad started spreading here in the Faroes, that had next to everyone and his brother jump into the harbours. A cross between NekNomination and Tombstoning, as you can see in this compilation video off our national TV (see kvf.fo).
Read The Standard (Hong Kong)
The public swimming pool in Victoria Park was forced to close for several hours yesterday morning when eight of its 11 lifeguards took sick leave.
The closure left scores of swimmers fuming, with the pool only reopening in the afternoon when a sufficient number of lifeguards reported for duty.
The lifeguards were believed to be protesting the Leisure and Cultural Services Department’s refusal to listen to their demands to increase manpower at Victoria Park and other public pools.
The action began with three lifeguards taking sick leave, leaving only eight working at the pool.
Since the complex requires at least nine lifeguards to be on duty, the department closed a multipurpose pool, but left the main pool open.
Around 10.15am, five more lifeguards went off sick, forcing the department to close the main pool.
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