My target is to develop swimmers at the grassroot – Swimming Boss

By Andrew Abah, Abuja 

New president of the Nigeria Federation, Mrs Chinonye Daphey has set the Olympic standard as a target for the swimmers in Nigeria.

She declared soon after the inauguration of the National Federations Boards at the VIP lounge of MKO Abiola National , Abuja that the aquatic sport would be taken to the riverine areas in a bid to discovering talents.

“There’s water everywhere in Nigeria, and we are going to storm the riverine areas, and plans have been made to make some of the riverine areas suitable for the purpose of developing .

“We have a lot of swimmers in those riverine areas, but most of them lack the technical skills for competition. And this is where our technical experts we are going to deploy to those areas will work on to bring out the best from the lot.

“The Arugungu has a lot of activities, and we are going to deploy our technical experts there to teach them the techniques and technicalities of competitive ”, said Mrs Daphey in her first media chat after the inauguration.

She stated that there are lots of work to be done to meet the Olympic standard for the swimmers.

According to her, Nigeria swimmers featured in the , “and we will continue to feature in the subsequent Games”.

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