Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica president, Martin Lyn, has hailed Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) for their contribution to the refurbishing of their control box at the National Stadium pool.
The box, which was refurbished at a cost of $300,000 by JMMB, was repainted and equipped with a new air-conditioning unit.
"We approached JMMB with our predicament and without any hesitation they came on board. This positive corporate response is very key to the development in Jamaica and we applaud them," said Lyn during a brief handover ceremony on Friday at the Stadium pool.
"We are now standing before a modern, well-built expanded structure that not only houses the centre of information for all meets but indicates to the swimming fraternity that JMMB is here to stay," he said.
Lyn added that the previous structure was built to house the brain centre for the country's entire competitive swim meets. However, it had deteriorated to the point of being unsafe.
"It is always a pleasure to accept generous donations from sponsors," Lyn said.
Keith Duncan, chief executive officer of JMMB, said his company is committed to the development of the sport.
"The swimming association is under good leadership and they are moving forward, and they will be penetrating the inner-city schools and expanding swimming across Jamaica," said Duncan.
He added: "Swimming has great potential in Jamaica and we really want to be part of this venture and part of an association that is doing good work in Jamaica."
- Robert Bailey