Team GAF won a total of 13 medals (individual and relay) at the 9th Asian Age Group Championships at Uzbekistan recently. 9 Swimmers from GAF participated in the Event.
From the GAF Mumbai team Vedant Bapna won an individual bronze in the 200m backstroke and a silver in the 4*100 Individual Medley. Xavier Dsouza won two silvers one in the 4*200 Freestyle and the other in the 4*100 Medley and a bronze in the 4*100 Medley. Aaron partnered Xavier in the 4*200 Freestyle winning silver.
The Swimmers from the SAI Glenmark TIDM program in Delhi had a wonderful outing as well. Swadesh Mondal won 3 individual bronze medals in the 100 Breaststroke, 200 Breaststroke and the 200m Individual Medley while he won a silver in the 4*100 m Medley relay. Kushagra Rawat won an individual bronze in the 200m Freestyle and 400 Freestyle and won a bronze in the 4*100 m Freestyle and the 4*200 m Freestyle. Veer Khattar won a gold in the 4*100 Freestyle relay.
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Swadesh Mondal was adjudged the best swimmer in the Boys Group II category in the 44th Glenmark Junior National Aquatic Championship. The Swimmers from SGTIDM performed exceedingly well at the event. Swadesh, Anubhuti,Annie,Uttara,Astha,Firdoush,Tanisha,Veer,Kushagra and Bhargav raked in Individual medals while Army Pal and Aryan Vernekar won medals in the relay. Swadesh also picked up a medal in the relay.
In the 34th Glenmark Sub- Junior National Aquatic Championship Surabin Reang won 2 medals while Ansu Kar picked up a medal in the relay
Heartiest Congratulations and Thank you for making us proud.
Other swimmers who participated also performed well,
Rayna Saldanha won the overall championships at the 44th Glenmark Junior National Aquatic Championship in the Girls Group I category. 5 Swimmers namely Rayna Saldanha, Xavier Dsouza, Vedant Bapna, Sushrut Kapse and Aaron Dsouza won medals in Individual events while 3 swimmers namely Safwan Shaikh, Sudarshan Hasthak and Jispa Doshi won medals at the Relays. Rayna, Vedant and Aaron won both individual and relay medals.
In the 34th Glenmark Sub- Junior National Aquatic Championship Palak Dhami won individual medals while 2 swimmers Devanshi Desai and Kshama Iyer won medals in the Relay
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Glenmark Aquatic Foundation Mumbai and SAI Glenmark TIDM swimmers won a total of 45 individual and 14 relay medals in the Glenmark Age Group Nationals at Pune.
Rayna Saldanha and Swadesh Mondal were declared the best swimmers and won the individual championship in the Girls Group I and Boys Group II Categories.
The winners from Mumbai in the 44th Glenmark Junior National Aquatic Championship were
The Winners from Delhi in the 44th Glenmark Junior National Aquatic Championship were
In the 34th Glenmark Sub Junior National Aquatic Championship the medal winners from Delhi and Mumbai were
The press announcement for the 34th Glenmark Sub Junior National and 44th Glenmark Junior National Aquatic Championship was made at a press conference in Patrakar Bhavan in Pune on 26th June 2017.
Indian test cricketer Mr. Nilesh Kulkarni was the chief guest at the event. Mr. Peter Gartrell, Technical Director GAF and Mr. Kamlesh Nanavati, Secretary General SFI were also present on the Dias.
The details of the event and the contribution of Glenmark Aquatic Foundation to Indian swimming
The event was introduced by Mr Abhay Dhade, President MSAAA and Vice President SFI and Mr. Zubim America Secretary MSAAA presented the vote of thanks.
It is with great sadness we inform that Clive Rushton, GAF’s first Technical Director, lost his battle with cancer and passed away on June 12, 2017. Clive was instrumental in providing GAF with a global outlook to its coaches and swimmers. Our centers in Mumbai and Delhi greatly benefitted under his mentorship. He was a source of energy for the entire team and was greatly respected by all of us at GAF. Clive’s contribution to GAF will be fondly remembered. We stand with his family during this difficult period and we pray that his soul rest in peace.
As a part of its commitment to transform the ecosystem of swimming in India, Glenmark Aquatic Foundation will be the title sponsor for the upcoming 34th Glenmark Sub Junior National Aquatic Championships and 44th Glenmark Junior Aquatic Championships to be held at the Shiv Chhatrapati Complex at Balewadi Pune.
The 34th Glenmark Sub Junior National Aquatic Championships would be held between 28th-30th June 2017 and the 44th Glenmark Junior Aquatic Championships between 3rd-6th July 2017.
Peter Carswell was featured in the popular show Mornings with Hrishik on Radio one 94.3 FM on Monday 08th May 2017
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As you are aware swimmers from GAF Mumbai and GAF Delhi who are in the performance squad are fully sponsored by GAF for all Nationals and International meets. This email is for underprivileged swimmers who may be a part of the performance squad ( for the state championships) or any other squad (for the Nationals) who require assistance for travel or stay.
GAF wishes to start a fundraising program and requests for donations to build this corpus to enable us to support our swimmers.
GAF is a charitable organization and all donations will enjoy tax benefits as per section 80G of the Income tax Act.
Donations can be made by cheque favouring “Glenmark Aquatic Foundation” and can be given to Sandeep at the GAF Centre at Dharavi or can be sent to
Head Operations – Operations
Glenmark Aquatic Foundation
Glenmark House, B D Sawant Marg, Andheri (E), Mumbai 400099
We thank you for your continued support and solicit your cooperation in our endeavour to provide for needy swimmers.
Glenmark Aquatic Foundation has reaffirmed its support to the GMAAA and has renewed the title sponsorship for the GMAAA Junior and Sub Junior district Championships 2017 to be held at the Tata Swimming pool Trombay between 5th-7th May 2017.
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