Flash Back Tuesday

January 23, 2024



Back to memory lane, the 1st edition was launched at The Lagos Oriental Hotel V/l in Nov. 2016 and the Event about 1km swim race took place at The Water Regata Arena, Queens Drive behind The French Embassy 2016, with about 59 participants (male 38, female 21 )
We have done 2 more editions covering 2km and 4 km before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lagos Open Water Swimming Marathon held on 2nd December 2023. The event was a huge success, with more than 100 participants taking part in the marathon.

The marathon took place in the beautiful open waters of Lagos and was a true test of endurance, strength, and skill. The swimmers had to navigate through the challenging conditions of open water, including strong currents and waves, making it an exhilarating experience for both the participants and spectators alike.

Apart from the thrill of competition, swimming in open water has numerous benefits for one’s health. Swimming is a low-impact exercise that is easy on the joints, making it a great option for people of all ages and fitness levels. It helps to improve cardiovascular health, build endurance, and strengthen muscles.

Swimming also has a positive impact on mental health, as it is a great way to relieve stress and improve overall well-being. Additionally, swimming in open water provides a unique connection with nature, which can help to reduce anxiety and promote a sense of calm.

Overall, the Lagos Open Water Swimming Marathon was a fantastic event that showcased the benefits of swimming to both physical and mental health. I hope that more people will be inspired to take up this enjoyable and rewarding activity.