Bringing out the best in each other
Swimming is a very good sport and is always recommended by medical experts for therapy. It is a game you can do all by yourself and at your own pace.
OVERVIEW OF SECTION
You are welcome to one of the 2 pioneer Sections of the Club at the Club merger in 1938. The only truly family section where every family member of most Club members belong and the largest in number and second in income
Swimming is a very good sport and is always recommended by medical experts for therapy. It is a game you can do all by yourself and at your own pace. It is a sport for youngest and the aged.
The section has two bars – Patio and Cool room with both overlooking the swimming pool.
Welcome to the clean, clear, enticing and soothing water called SWIMMING SECTION, IKOYI CLUB 1938.
LOCATION OF THE SWIMMING SECTION
The Swimming Section of Ikoyi Club 1938 is located directly opposite the Rotunda Ground Terrace. It surrounded by the Squash, Tennis and Table Tennis Section.
The Section as a pioneer has maintained its leadership role in the Club by providing excellent Swimming facilities and relaxed ambient environs for the conviviality of its members. These facilities include:
- Two (2) 331/3 meters Swimming Pools, one of which is used for competition when required and the other strictly for leisure. The Pools are well maintained and the standard is comparable to any pool in the world.
- We also have a baby pool and a fountain pool for kids to catch up with the fun
- Adjustable beds, showers at the pool sides.
- There are two galleries around the pools from where spectators could watch events and at the same time enjoy their meal and drink.
- Male and Female Changing Rooms directly located under the Gallery close to the Swimming Pool entrance.
- We have a Bar and a Kitchen where chilled drinks are served and delicious food are prepared.
- The Section is endowed with Graduate Coaches and Assistant Coaches of National and International reputes that are readily available 24/7 to take the learner Swimmers through.
- The Section runs training programmes for the children from 2 – 6.15pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and graduate them from the pre – squad to advanced squad that represent the Section at Local, National and International Swimming Competitions.
- There is a Committee Room where Sectional Committee Members meet monthly to discuss the affairs of the section.
- There is also an Administrative Office which is manned by the Administrative Manager Mr. Sunny Nwajei.
- Trained Life Savers are also available at all times.
PAST CHAIRMEN OF THE SECTION
1. MR. R.E. WYLE 1966
2. MR. W.A. MUNSLOW 1967
3. MR. T.T. TAYLOR 1968
4. MR. J.J. NAIRN 1969 – 70
5. MR. A.G. EL-GOOD 1971
6. MR. J. ACTON 1972
7. MR. G.M. CICHON 1973
8. MR. K. FIELDS 1974
9. CHIEF OLAYINKA RHODES 1975 – 77
10. MR. KEN BRETT 1978
11. MR. G.A.J. WILSON 1979 – 81
12. DR. C.P. EZEIFE 1982 – 83
13. MR. FOLORUNSO IDOWU 1984 – 86
14. MR. W.A. BALOGUN 1987
15. MR. S. OGUNDIPE- ALATISE 1988 – 89
16. MR. A.M. WILLIAMS 1990 – 91
17. MR. LANRE T. LADIPO 1992 – 93
18. MR. BAYO ADENIJI-FASHOLA 1994 – 95
19. MR. TUNDE FATAYI-WILLIAMS 1996 – 97
20. MR. ANTHONY OWUYE 1998 – 99
21. MR. ADE FOLARIN 2000 – 01
22. MR. G.A. SORINMADE 2002 – 03
23. MS. O.O.A. OGUNYEMI 2004 – 05
24. PRINCE ‘DUPE FADINA 2006 – 07
25. MR. TOKUNBO OLOLADE 2008 – 2009
26. PROF. MIDE AJOSE 2009 – 2010
27. MR. FREEBORN ERHENEDE 2011 – 2012
28. MR. REMI OGUAMANAM 2013 – 2014
The elected and co-opted members of the Committee are as follows:
- Yomi Ogundipe – Chairman
- Oloye Obatoyinbo – Vice Chairman
- Philip Jatto – Secretary
- Babatunde Adama – Treasurer
- Akinbulejo Onabolu – Entertainment Secretary
- Ikedichi Kanu – Ex-Officio
- Egbuna Obata – Ex-Officio
- Tosin Odunsanya – Ex-Officio
- Kunle Adeniji – Ex-Officio
- Trish Okereke – Ex-Officio
- Adebajo Adewemimo – Ex-Officio
COMPETITIONS / GALAS
We have various competitions / Galas round the year.
Some of which are:
- Children Xmas Gala
- Beginners and pre-squad swimming Galas from ages 2 – 10
- Easter Swimming Gala
- Since year 2000, the Section had been taken part in the annual International Swimming Competition in Neheim-Husten, Arnsberg Germany, where we have severally top the medals table as the only Club representing Nigeria and Africa, competing with other 35Clubs in Europe. We placed 2nd overall in year 2008. This competition is for our children between the ages of 9 – 14years, sponsored by notable corporate organizations that take interests in the nurturing of the youth to better citizen and future leaders in their bids to fulfill corporate social responsibilities to their immediate environment.
- Adult Swimming Gala
- Independent Gala
- Club Anniversary Gala
- Annual Swimming Competition between Ikoyi Club 1938 and Tessano Club of Accra, Ghana.
- The section organized end of the year get together party for its members.
- It has become the practice of the section to recognize the important events and dates in our annual National Calendar; therefore, the Section had the Good Friday frejon to celebrate the Easter.
- Celebrations of Thank God it’s Friday to keep our members / Spouses homely.