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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Lagos Open Water Championship, Sign Of Potential
The Lagos Open Water Championship will be held this Sunday at the Regatta Village, Victoria Island in Nigeria.
Kwami Kpodoh, a FINA open water swimming official from Ghana, will participate in the April 20th event in Lagos, Nigeria as the sport of open water swimming continues to grow along the eastern and western coastlines of Africa.
"The annual Lagos Boat Regatta and Open Water Swimming Championship will be held on Easter Sunday," says Babatunde Fatayi Williams, the President of Nigeria Aquatics Federation about the increasingly large open water swim. "For the first time, Lagos State will be inviting swimmers from other states for the event."
The female race will be 1 km while the male competition will cover 2 km. “The state government is partnering with us - the Nigeria Aquatics Federation - for the open water swim at the Boat Regatta and Open Water Swimming. Plans are also afoot to stage an open water swimming championship in Bayelsa State. The federation will encourage any state that does not have standard swimming facilities, but has open water venues, to host the Open Water Swimming Championships in order to develop the sport because it is one area that the country has enormous potential."
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