Grange School wins 2017 ‘Loya Swim Meet’ competition
Grange School has emerged winner of the 2017 Loya Milk Swimming competition, which featured 16 secondary schools from Lagos and its environs at the Grange School, Harold Shodipo Crescent, Ikeja.
The school won the grand prize of N1 million with other cash prizes of N150, 000 in the 25 metres freestyle, 50 metres freestyle, as well as the 100 metres freestyle relays in the boys and girls’ categories
Speaking at the event dubbed ‘Loya Milk Swim Meet for Secondary Schools,’ the Category Manager, Diary, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Mr. Biodun Ayodeji stated that calcium fortified Loya Milk, a premium brand from the company will continue to improve healthiness and also nurture swimming talents in children.
He said the number of schools was increased to 20 from the 10 that participated in the inaugural edition held in December 2016 based on feedback on the programme.
“Swimming is a 360 degrees sport that uses the entire parts of the body and helps to maintain healthy weight and heart, tones the muscles, builds strength and above all creates a platform where children can have fun while exercising,” he affirmed.
Ayodeji added that the competition would be extended to secondary schools in Port Harcourt, Rivers State in June because Loya Milk is a national brand. Speaking on the school’s victory, Modebenna Nwokolo, the winner of the 500 metres freestyle relay for girls, said she knew Grange School would emerge winner in all stages of the competition because of the regular practice and training received from their coaches, as well as the conducive environment, which enhances the desire for excellence in all endeavors.
Schools that participated in the competition were Grange School, Straight Gate College, The Bells Comprehensive School, Greenville School, Grace High School, Halifield Schools, Honeyland College, Queensland Academy, Avicenna International School, Chrisland Schools, and Supreme Educational Foundation School.
Others were Children’s International School, Lagos Preparatory School, Juiliard Academy, Corona Secondary School, Greensprings School, and Emerald High School.