Lagos to commission Olympic-size swimming pool

Lagos to commission Olympic-size swimming pool


The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that the reconstructed Olympic-size swimming pool, warm-up pool, and 250-seater spectator’s stand at Rowe Park Sports Centre will soon be commissioned for public use.

The governor who stated this during the distribution of sports equipment to schools by the Lagos State Sports Trust Fund (LSSTF), praised the LSSTF’s commitment to youth development through sports.

Represented by the Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Bolaji Ogunlende, the governor harped on the role of sports for social cohesion, alluding to the management of LSSTF’s understanding of the place of sports in the overall development of youths.

“Besides the equipment being distributed, the LSSTF has finally completed the reconstruction of an Olympic-size swimming pool, a warm-up pool, and a 250-seater spectator’s stand at Rowe Park Sports Centre, Yaba.

“This project will soon be commissioned, and it is expected that the number of medals in swimming for the state will triple in future swimming competitions.

“LSSTF has equally rehabilitated five outdoor sports courts and constructed additional showers and toilets for our athletes at Rowe Park, Yaba.

“This facility is currently in use. All these are geared towards diverting the attention of the youths from negative vices and grooming, as well as developing future champions for our dear state,” he said


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