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The first edition of Dolphin Swimming League inter-school competition will begin today at the Lagos Preparatory School (LPS) in Ikoyi.

Host, Preparatory School, and other five teams will be participating in the championship with President of the Nigeria Aquatics Federation, Babatunde Fatayi-Williams, Chairman Lagos State Sports Commission, Kweku Tandoh, among other dignitaries in attendance.

According to the initiator and Chief Executive Officer of Dynaspro, Mr. Oluseyi Oyebode, the event is expected to witness large turnout of sports stakeholders, as the competition would help to discover other talents in Lagos.

Headmaster of Preparatory School, Nicholas Barrett, has said that the school is indentifying with the tournament and that they are ready to host well.

“Six schools will be competing in a series of galas around Lagos and the hope is that if this series is successful, there will be many more schools clamouring to participate next year, with the competition going nationwide.

“At LPS we are keen to support this initiative, as we believe in offering more than a narrow academic education by supporting children in their areas of strength whatever they might be.

“We welcome many high ranking and influential members of the Nigerian society who are attending this gala as a sign of their staunch support for this new venture,” Barrett said, adding that

“Like us, they see it as a first step to finding future Nigerian Olympic swimmers who can compete competitively on the world stage. As a sign of our commitment, this event is organised and attended by many of the LPS faculty and student body, who see the Dolphin Swimming League as a vital part of school’s life and who want to take a full part in this special day.”

Other plans by the organisers aside the championship, was to improve on the sport by updating the coaches’ technical know-how of the game.


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