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UI Dons Make Case For Swimming
*As winners emerged at Falaye championship

UI Gate

Two renowned and internationally acclaimed professors at the university of Ibadan have made case for swimming to be adopted for both medical and health benefits.The scholars spoke over the weekend at the 4th Edition of the Professor Falaye Open Swimming Championship (PFOSC) which held at the University of Ibadan Swimming Pool. The event which attracted swimmers from University of Ibadan (UI), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), University of Ilorin (UniIorin) and Lead City University (LCU) is for boys and girls under 10 and for ages 17 and above.Some of the events that featured at the championship include backstroke, mixed freestyle relay, breaststroke, mixed medley, butterfly and freestyle for both boys and girls.

Setting the tone for the discussion, Professor Augustine Falaye, the convener of the competition expressed appreciation to God for abundant health and grace. Falaye, who was said to have distinguished himself in swimming when he was in college, noted that the 4th competition has been organised to sensitize the society about the need to take swimming seriously. He pointed out that swimming has been recognised by medical practitioners at home and abroad to be effective in the treatment of backache and as such call on the people to tap into the benefit. He, therefore, pleads with individuals to learn swimming and enjoy it, instead of waiting for health issues that will force them into it.

In his opening remark, the Dean, Faculty of Renewable and Natural Resources, Prof Olufemi Ajani appreciated participants and parents for dedicating time for the event. He corroborated that research has proved swimming as the best physical and complete exercise, and enjoined the society to learn how to swim in order to promote health. He appreciated Prof Falaye for hosting the competition to encourage swimming, saying he swims twice a week.

Winners that emerged at the end of the swimming Championship in the male category include Smart Swim Academy with 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze to emerge first, Harmony Swim Club with 3 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze to come second and Layton Lee Academy with 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 6 Bronze to make the third position. In the female category, Karyom Lee with 9 Gold, 6 Silver and 5 Bronze came first, OAU with 3 Gold, 11 Bronze and 2 Silver came second and University of Ilorin with 2 Gold, 6 Silver and 2 Bronze to come third position.

Present at the occasion were the Vice Chairman, Oyo State Aquatic Association, Mrs. Risikat Ebeloku-Mustapha; University of Ibadan Swimming Coach, Mr. Olujimi O. Adebayo; Members of the Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries:

Dr. O.O. Oyebola, Dr. Ajetunmobi, Dr. Osho, Mr. Samson; Chairman, Planning Committee, Mr. Abel Abah and Secretary, Planning Committee, Ms. Oluwadara Adeyeye, coaches from other universities among others.

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