By Jacob Ajom
THE 7th Chief of Naval Staff Swimming Championship begins today at the swimming pools of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos with swimmers from secondary schools, state teams, the armed forces, the police and other para-military organisations billed to participate.
For the first time in the history of the championship, events will feature swimmers in both senior and junior categories. Prior to this edition, there had only been one category, the seniors.
Chairman of the Media and Publicity Committee of the championship, Dunkwu Nnamdi Chamberlain said this edition was unique and forms a new beginning for swimming in the country. “We hope to make a difference with this year’s CNS championship,” he told our reporter yesterday, adding that, “the scope of participation and the quality of participants is going to be high. You are also aware that for the first time in this championship, we are introducing the junior category so as to give the event a future.”
He called on swimming fans to turn up at the Teslim Balogun stadium to watch the best of Nigerian swimming. “They should all come and see what Nigeria can offer in swimming.” The championship ends on September 24.