Athletic

Lagos State Backs Swimming Coaching Clinic

The Lagos State Government has embraced a private initiative of Insight Sports Limited, to improve the standard of swimming in Nigeria.

The State’s Sports Commission Chairman, Sola Aiyepeku pledged the readiness of the commission to support Insight Sports Limited.

He said; “Idowu’s idea is in line with our plans to train Lagosians to embrace swimming. As a state dominated by water, we need to do away with the phobia for water and that can only be done by embracing swimming.”

The CEO, Insight Sports Limited, Idowu Otukoya, said the plan aimed at producing medal-winning swimmers for Nigeria, with the target of the Brisbane 2032 Olympics.

He added that to actualise this, his organisation was planning to host a week-long train-the-trainers clinic between July 11 and 15 at the Children’s International School, Lekki.

Otukoya said; “Insight Sports Limited is out to transform the way sports is viewed and managed by government and individuals at various levels in Nigeria. Our passion cuts across all sports but the emphasis on swimming is based on the disproportionate platforms for talent management and maximisation.”

Otukoya is a former Lagos State athlete, who represented the state at the National Sports Festival.

The Director, American Swimming Coaches Association, Chad Onken will conduct the clinic.

Source: Voice of Nigeria