By Esosa Osa
Grange school Ikeja has retained the trophy at the Zenith Bank sponsored swimming competition hosted by the prestigious Ikoyi Club after amassing 21medals- 13 gold, 7 silver and 1 bronze.
Kalu siblings, Chukwudi and Chioma were pivotal to the Ikeja-based school’s victory as they accounted for nine of the 21 medals at the one day competition.
British International School came second with six gold, seven silver and six bronze medals while Children International School was third with four gold, five silver and four bronze medals.
Eleven schools took part in the meet which would be concluded with the primary school session scheduled for Saturday May 21.
Chairman of Ikoyi Club Swimming Section, Kunle Adeniji, said he was happy with the turnout and standard of the one day tournament.
“This has been one of the cardinal developmental programmes as far as swimming in Nigeria is concerned and we are delighted with the standard and already looking forward to the primary school category next week,” he said
He also commended Zenith Bank for the sponsorship which he stressed is getting bigger.
“We cannot thank Zenith Bank enough. They put smiles on the faces of these young swimmers and also prepare them for future challenges for the country. I am really excited as I look forward to the Primary school event next week,” Adeniji added.