6 Ikoyi club 1938 road,
P.O. Box 239 Ikoyi, Lagos


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Come experience our world

Ikoyi Club 1938 is a private member family Club and it occupies an enviable area of approximately 456 acres of land and provides first class facilities for about 10, 000 members. On September 29, 1938, Ikoyi Club 1938 officially came into being through the merger of the European Club and Lagos Golf Club.

Swimming section

You are welcome to one of the 2 pioneer Sections of the Club at the Club merger in 1938

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.


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 the youngest and the aged.

The Swimming pool complex has two standard pools, a children pool, a fountain pool, gallery bar, cold room bar with a gallery, a kitchen, Sun Lounger beds/chairs and tables around the pools, two cloakrooms for ladies and gents and turns stargate at the entrance.

Welcome to the clean, clear, enticing and soothing water called SWIMMING SECTION, IKOYI CLUB 1938.



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:

    1. 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.
    2. We also have a baby pool and a fountain pool for kids to catch up with the fun
    3. Adjustable beds, showers at the pool sides.
    4. There are two galleries around the pools from where spectators could watch events and at the same time enjoy their meal and drink.
    5. Male and Female Changing Rooms directly located under the Gallery close to the Swimming Pool entrance.
    6. We have a Bar and a Kitchen where chilled drinks are served and delicious food are prepared.
    7. 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.
    8. 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 represents the Section at Local, National, and International Swimming Competitions.
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  1. There is a Committee Room where Sectional Committee Members meet monthly to discuss the affairs of the section.
  2. There is also an Administrative Office which is manned by the Administrative Manager Mr. Sunny Nwajei.
  3. Trained Life Savers are also available at all times.



  1. 1966 – 1967 MR. R.E. WYLE
  2. 1967 – 1968 MR. W.A. MUNSLOW
  3. 1968 – 1969 MR. T.T. TAYLOR
  4. 1969 – 1970 MR. J.J. NAIRN
  5. 1971 – 1972 MR. A.G. EL-GOOD
  6. 1972 – 1973 MR. J. ACTON
  7. 1973 – 1974 MR. G.M. CICHON
  8. 1974 – 1975 MR. K. FIELDS
  9. 1975 – 1977 CHIEF OLAYINKA RHODES
  10. 1978 – 1979 MR. KEN BRETT
  11. 1979 – 1981 MR. G.A.J. WILSON
  12. 1982 – 1983 DR. C.P. EZEIFE
  13. 1984 – 1987 MR. FOLORUNSO IDOWU
  14. 1987 – 1988 MR. W.A. BALOGUN
  15. 1988 – 1989 MR. S. OGUNDIPE- ALATISE
  16. 1990 – 1991 MR. A.M. WILLIAMS
  17. 1992 – 1993 MR. LANRE T. LADIPO
  18. 1994 – 1995 MR. BAYO ADENIJI-FASHOLA
  19. 1996 – 1997 MR. TUNDE FATAYI-WILLIAMS
  20. 1998 – 1999 MR. ANTHONY OWUYE
  21. 2000 – 2001 MR. ADE FOLARIN
  22. 2002 – 2003 MR. G.A. SORINMADE
  23. 2004 – 2005 MS. O.O.A. OGUNYEMI
  24. 2006 – 2007 PRINCE ‘DUPE FADINA
  25. 2008 – 2009 MR. TOKUNBO OLOLADE
  26. 2009 – 2010 PROF. MIDE AJOSE
  27. 2011 – 2012 MR. FREEBORN ERHENEDE
  28. 2013 – 2014 MR. REMI OGUAMANAM
  29. 2015 – 2016 Mr. SEGUN ADEKOYA
  30. 2017 – 2018 Mr. ABAYOMI OGUNDIPE
  31. 2019 – 2020 Mr. OLOYEDE OBATOYINBO
  32. 2021 -2022 Mr. OLAKUNLE ADENIJI


We have various competitions / Galas around the year.

Some of which are:

  1. Children Xmas Gala
  2. Beginners and pre-squad swimming Galas from ages 2 – 10
  3. Easter Swimming Gala
  4. Since the 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 the 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.
  5. Adult Swimming Gala
  6. Independent Gala
  7. Club Anniversary Gala
  8. Annual Swimming Competition between Ikoyi Club 1938 and Tessano Club of Accra, Ghana.



  1. The section organized the end of the year get-together party for its members.
  1. 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.
  1. Celebrations of Thank God it’s Friday to keep our members / Spouses homely.



Introduction: Welcome to the dynamic world of the Ikoyi Club Swim Team aka IC MARLINS SWIM TEAM – a thriving squad nestled under the swimming section of Ikoyi Club, boasting over 114 registered swimmers across various categories. Our team is not just a collection of athletes; it’s a community bound by a passion for swimming and a commitment to excellence.

Categories and Elite Squad: The IC Marlins Swim Team caters to swimmers in Categories A, B, C, and D, ensuring a structured and competitive environment based on individual times in different strokes. Recognizing outstanding talent, we also have the Super Elite Squad, reserved for exceptional swimmers who consistently demonstrate exceptional skills and dedication.

Management and Expertise: Guiding our team to success is the dedicated Technical Subcommittee, comprising five experienced members and a team of five skilled coaches. With their expertise, our swimmers receive top-notch training and mentorship, equipping them to reach their full potential. Safety is our priority, and we are proud to have over 10 vigilant lifeguards ensuring a secure swimming environment for all.

Competitions and Exposure: The Ikoyi Club Swim Team actively participates in competitions throughout the year, hosting events for schools, both at the primary and secondary levels. These competitions provide a platform for young talents to showcase their skills and foster camaraderie within the swimming community. Beyond local competitions, our team embarks on international and national swimming expeditions, broadening horizons and exposing our swimmers to diverse swimming landscapes.

In 2023, highlight of competitions both local and International attended by our squad are listed below:

  • Zenith Interschools Secondary schools Competition, Ikoyi Club Swimming Section
  • Zenith Interschools Secondary schools Competition Ikoyi Club Swimming Section
  • Germany Swimfest, Arnsberg Germany
  • National Youth Games, Asaba Delta State
  • Interschools Swimming Competition (Primary & Secondary) Ikoyi Club Swimming Section

Community and Spirit: More than just a team, we are a close-knit community that thrives on mutual support and a shared love for the sport. Our swimmers not only learn the art of swimming but also develop essential life skills such as teamwork, discipline, and resilience. The IC Marlins Swim Team is not just about swimming fast; it’s about growing together, fostering friendships, and creating lasting memories.

Join the Ikoyi Club Swim Team: Whether you’re an aspiring swimmer looking to join our squad or a passionate supporter, the Ikoyi Club Swim Team welcomes you to be part of our journey. Dive into the world of excellence, where every stroke counts, and every swimmer is celebrated. Together, let’s make waves and continue the legacy of the Ikoyi Club 1938!

List of Technical Subcommittee members

Mr Ike Kanu

Mr Adebola Adenusi

Mr Akinbulejo Onabolu

Barr Mrs Patricia Okereke

Mrs Atolani Akanbi


Ariyo Omowanle 08025302848
Tobi Aiyenuwa 08029227205
Adewumi Adebola 08062228632
Tough Atelemo 08038702468

Aqua Aerobics Coaches:
Henry Bassey 08023340857
Brown Eneda 08083186102

Sulaimon Oladejo 08034039539
Tunde Oladunjoye 09014212070
Agboola Rojugbokan 08180045090
Lekan Osundare 08025985681
Muyiwa Gondonu 08175370303
Tobi Apeyiomo 09029619896
Johnson Olayemi 08099356462
Jackson Ibilate 08030513931
Omimi Julius 08038312833

Meet our executives

  • Mr. Ikedichi Kanu Swimming Chairman
  • Mr. Akinbulejo Onabolu Vice Chairman
  • Mr. Babatunde Pearse Secretary
  • Mr Tiwalade Owuye Treasurer
  • Mrs. Mina Abiodun Member of the executive committee

Upcoming Swimming tournamentsView tournaments archive →

We constantly engage ourselves in a few engaging and entertaining events and also healthy but highly competitive tournament all year round. With every tournament comes a winner. We are proud to showcase a list of tournament winners over the years.