New World Swimming Academy
New World Springboard has set up the New World Swimming Academy in collaboration with Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association in 2012, which provides a platform for fostering budding swimming stars who may not be able to learn swimming due to financial concerns.
Gifted swimmers will be identified to enter a professional training programme of seven years. By offering them training, the programme targets at enabling them to compete in inter-school or public competitions, or even become qualified to enter the New World Harbour Race.
In July 2012, the pilot programme of the New World Swimming Academy recruited 200 under-resourced students between the age of 7 and 12 in Tung Chung and Sham Shui Po districts through several NGOs, namely the Yu Mak Yuen Integrated Services Centre under the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, the Fish Traders' School, the Society for Community Organisation, the Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council, The Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong, and the Shamshuipo Kaifong Welfare Association Primary School. In 2013, the programme has extended to cover Tuen Mun area and TWGH Tuen Mun Integrated Centre recruited 50 students for the programme. 240 students have undergone elementary class, intermediate class, and advanced training class.