Man Swims Across Lagos Lagoon To Promote Mental Health Awareness

Man Swims Across Lagos Lagoon To Promote Mental Health Awareness

A Nigerian athlete, Akinrodoye Samuel, better known as Coach Dreh, has swam across 11.8-kilometre-long water of the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos, to raise awareness on mental health.

The professional swimming coach last Saturday embarked on the task from Oworonshoki, Mainland to Adeniji Adenle on the Island.
Coach Dreh, the CEO of Ocean 28 Swimming Academy, swam for 2 hours 33 minutes to complete his breath-taking exercise.

Dreh was accompanied by some of his friends and colleagues who cheered him throughout the process.

Speaking before the exercise, Dreh said his 10-year career as a swimmer could “help me do anything and become anything.”
He also urged people battling with mental health “to ask for help”.

“I am going to be swimming the entire length of the Lagos Third Mainland Bridge to raise awareness and sensitize the public on mental health, suicide, and depression. It is 11.8-kilometre from Mainland, Oworonshoki to Island to Adeniji Adenle. My years of experience in the aquatic realm is over a decade. And swimming for me, I can do anything and become anything I want to do with it,” he said.

“Mental health is a cause that I am passionate about. Life can be very tough and I think it is okay to ask for help. Your life can stay positively within a twinkle of an eye. Stay alive to witness it.”
The exercise was supported by the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA).

Recommended For You

About the Author: Gists9ja

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *