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14.11.2013 Swimming

Swimming Association Of Ghana (SAG) Wants Support

By Ebenezer Zor
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The Swimming Association of Ghana (SAG) in the last few months have made the sport more vibrant and meaningful for all persons in the country.

But the association lacks not only financial drive also logistics to support the young chaps already in the headlines in competitions.

In the wake of these challenges the likes of Ophelia Swayne, Paa Kwesi Jackson, Kweku Addo are young talented swimmers when given more assistance by all stakeholders including corporate bodies could possibly strive hard to hoist the flag of Ghana in the swimming aspect.

Recently, Ophelia Swayne got gold, silver medals in both 100 and 50 meters butterfly free style strokes in the just ended Nigeria Youth Swimming championship among several contenders across the globe.

However, as small as the association in terms of financial power, have we wondered how they foot the bill for such a competition of importance?

If the association have been able to put their shoulders to wheel even with limited resources to mentor these future national swimmers by chance of giving them international exposures which eventually won some medals for the country, why then corporate bodies reluctant to offer support.

Soon Ophelia will partake in an upcoming Africa Youth Swimming Championship in Zimbabwe and the association need huge money to compete.

Are we going to watch this talent go waste because of dearth of funds?

It is in this vein, I appeal to all entities to willingly and firmly look at the interest of Ghana support the association, Ophelia and others get more medals locally and internationally.

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