Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) has become the first educational institution in Pakistan to have a global standard state-of-the-art Aquatic Center in Pakistan.
The Aquatic Center is the first ever FINA (FédérationInternationale de Natation Amateur) approved indoor swimming facility, with an eight lane, 25-meter length, in a Pakistan at LUMS. It was built with the help of over Rs. 100 million donation by Coca Cola.
“We are proud that the Coca-Cola Aquatic Center will become certified for national and international water sports competitions and will serve as a center stage for the University to develop teams for swimming, water polo and other aquatic sports. We are thankful to Coca-Cola for their support in establishing this facility,” commented Prof. Dr. S. Sohail H. Naqvi.
The Aquatic Center will be operational this week and opening its doors to LUMS students, faculty, staff and alumni.
The inauguration ceremony of the international standard Aquatic Center was held at LUMS recently.
Speaking at the launch occasion, Rizwan Ullah Khan, General Manager, The Coca-Cola Export Corporation, Pakistan and Afghanistan, said:
One of the most important pillars of Coca-Cola’s brand values includes the inculcation of an active lifestyle for our local communities. The establishment of Coca-Cola LUMS Aquatic Center is an example of how Corporate Partnerships like these can provide exponential benefits for the sustainability of our society.
Coca-Cola has previously supported LUMS in a variety of ways which have included an Endowment Fund for the National Outreach Programme, to sponsor financially disadvantaged students.