As part of efforts to promote and enhance talents in swimming among children, Loya Milk, on May 27, held the second edition of the Loya Swim Meet,” a swimming competition for  secondary school students in Nigeria.

A total of 17 secondary schools participated in the competition which was held at the Grange School at Harold Shodipo Crescent, Ikeja, where cash prizes of over  N1 million and other consolation prizes were won.

Speaking at the event, the Category Manager, Diary, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Mr. Abiodun Ayodeji, said feedback from the inaugural edition held in December 2016 where 10 Secondary Schools in Lagos participated was very commendable, and that request was made for the competition to be an annual event where talents could be discovered and nurtured.

He said Loya Milk which is fortified with 50 per cent more calcium believe in the development of children which could be achieved not only by providing the best nutrition in the brand but also by identifying with a sport that fosters this promise.

According to him, the 50 per cent more calcium in Loya Milk helps to build stronger bones, tougher teeth, and healthier heart which is in line with some of the health benefits of swimming.

He said swimming was a 360 degrees’ sport that uses the entire parts of the body and helps to maintain healthy weight and heart, tones the muscles, builds strength and above all, creates a platform where children could have fun while exercising.

He also mentioned that the plan was to extend to other parts of the country starting with secondary schools in Port Harcourt which would have their swim meet at Bloombreed High School on Saturday June 17.

In the competition, Grange School outshined other 16 secondary schools by clinching the first position with cash prizes of N150,000 in the 25 metres freestyle; 50 metres freestyle as well as the 100 metres freestyle relays in the boys and girls categories.

Schools that participated in the “Loya Swim Meet” competition include Grange School; Straitgate College; The Bells Comprehensive School; Greenville School; Grace High School; Halifield Schools; Honeyland College; Queensland Academy; Avicenna International School; Chrisland Schools; and Supreme Educational Foundation School.

Others include Children’s International School; Lagos Preparatory School; Juiliard Academy; Corona Secondary School; Greensprings School; and Emerald High School.