The President of the National Aquatic Federation, Chief Chinoye Aliyu, said that the facilities in Delta state, the host of the ongoing national sports festival will serve as a performance centre for future aquatic athletes, which will be used to train and retrain them internationally.
The president gave this disclosure in an interview with journalists in Asaba, the state capital when she expressed satisfaction with the swimming pool standard and the ongoing event for the swimming athletes.
She noted that swimmers will continue to utilize the complex immediately after the programme for other events.
She added that the complex will also serve for the annual swimming competition that will involve all swimming federations, military and paramilitary.
She maintained that the president of school sports will organize a swimming competition to select Nigerian children that are going to represent Nigeria in June, and they will camp in Delta state for them to be trained.
On drugs, she noted that the international body monitors the swimmers, especially their nutrition.
While she commended the state government for creating a wonderful complex for swimmers and having equally broken national records.