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Grange School retains Zenith Bank/Ikoyi Club inter-school swimming competition

Kalu siblings, Chukwudi and Chioma, were pivotal to Ikeja-based Grange School’s triumph at the 2022 Zenith Bank/Ikoyi Club inter-school swimming competition at the weekend.

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Kalu siblings, Chukwudi and Chioma were pivotal to Ikeja-based Grange School’s triumph at the 2022 Zenith Bank/Ikoyi Club inter-school swimming competition at the weekend.

They accounted for nine of their 21 medals, including 13 gold, seven silver and one bronze, leaving British International School to place second with six gold, seven silver and six bronze medals, while Children International School was third with four gold, five silver and four bronze medals. 

Eleven schools took part in the programme, which would be concluded with the primary school session on May 21.

Speaking on the competition, Ikoyi Club Swimming Section Chairman, Kunle Adeniji, said he was happy with the turnout and standard of the one-day tournament.

Adeniji said: “This has been one of the cardinal developmental programmes as far as swimming in Nigeria is concerned and we are delighted with the standard and already looking forward to the primary school category next week.”

He commended Zenith Bank for the sponsorship, which, he stressed, is getting bigger. 

“We cannot thank Zenith Bank enough. They put smiles on the faces of these young swimmers and also prepare them for future challenges for the country.”

I am really excited as I look forward to the Primary school event next week,” Adeniji added.

Nigeria Swimming Federation President, Babatunde Fatayi-Williams, expressed delight at the championship, noting that the tournament would continue to help Nigeria in its quest to be among the leading nations in Africa. 

NSF secretary, Sani Mohammed, said about 12 swimmers have been identified from the programme, including Jaden Orji, Faaiq Tijani, Demilade Akanbi, Durotimi Babatunde, Kashope Obatoyinbo and Boluwatife Amowoyagi in addition to the Kalu siblings.