Falaye advocates swimming exercise for healthy living

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The 4th Edition of Professor Falaye Open Swimming Championship (PFSC) was held with competition in various categories of swimming for boys and girls within the age bracket of 10 to 17yrs and above. The competition which was held at the University of Ibadan Swimming Pool has swimmers from the University of Ibadan (UI), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), University of Ilorin (UI) and Lead City University (LU) competing for laurels on Saturday, 23 November 2019. In his speech, Professor Augustine Eyiwunmi Olumuyiwa Falaye, the Convener, gave glory to God for abundant health and grace. He was said to have distinguished himself in swimming when he was in college. Prof Falaye remarked that the 4th competition has been organised to sensitise the society about the need to take swimming seriously, as it has been recognised by medical practitioners home and abroad to treat backache. He, therefore, pleads with individuals to learn swimming and enjoy it now, instead of waiting for health issues that will force them into it if not too late. Earlier in his opening remark, the Dean, Faculty of Renewable and Natural Resources, Prof Emmanuel Ajani appreciated participants and parents for dedicating time for the event. He said 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 thanked Prof Falaye for hosting the competition to encourage swimming exercise in society. 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 Management: 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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Directorate of Public Communication

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