Nigerian Man, Coach Dreh, Swims the Third Mainland Bridge Lagoon 

To raise mental health awareness.
Coach Dreh is swimming on the third mainland bridge with onlookers cheering him on.
Coach Dreh is swimming on the third mainland bridge with onlookers cheering him on.X (Formally Twitter)

Akinrodoye Dare Samuel, a Nigerian swimming coach popularly known as Coach Dreh, swam the entire 11.8 km of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos on Saturday, March 30, 2024. He completed the challenge in two hours and 33 minutes with the aim of raising awareness about mental health challenges, specifically suicide and depression.

It was gathered that Coach Dreh completed the challenge in two hours and 33 minutes, with the purpose of creating awareness about mental health challenges, specifically suicide and depression.

In a video posted on X (formally Twitter) by #MeetPrinceAhmad, Coach Dreh called attention to the importance of mental health and motivated those struggling to seek help.

“I’m going to be swimming the whole length of the Lagos Third Mainland Bridge to create awareness and sensitise the public on mental health, depression, and suicide,” he stated.

It is 11.8km from Mainland Oworonshoki to Island Adeniji Adele.

My years of expertise in the aquatic realm is over a decade, and swimming for me shows I can do anything and become anything I want with it.

Mental health is a cause I’m fervent about. Life can be very difficult, and I think it’s okay to request help. Your life can transform positively within the blink of an eye; stay alive to witness

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