Swadesh Mondal picks up Individual Championships as SGTIDM Swimmers excel

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 wins Individual Championships as Mumbai Swimmers Shine

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

Thank you for making us proud and congratulations

GAF and SGTIDM swimmers shine at the Glenmark Nationals

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

Press Conference announcing 34th Glenmark Sub Junior National and 44th Glenmark Junior National Aquatic Championship

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.

Clive Rushton

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.

Glenmark Aquatic Foundation to be the title sponsor for the Age group National Championship

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.

GAF Fundraiser

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

Vijay Bharadwaj

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.

GAF and SGTIDM Swimmers win 17 medals at the Thailand Age Group Swimming Championships 2017.

18 Swimmers representing India Swimmers who train at the Glenmark Aquatic Foundation (GAF) and SAI Glenmark TIDM ( Talent Identification Development and Management) program won a total 5 Gold, 8 Silvers and 4 Bronze medals at the Thailand Age Group Swimming Championships held at Bangkok between April 1st– 5th 2017 .

The Thailand Age Group Swimming Championships is a FINA recognized event which is also a qualifier for major International meets including the World Swimming Championships at Budapest. A total of  1000 swimmers participated in the Event.

National Champion Swadesh Mondal won a total of 3 golds and 3 silvers to emerge as one of the best swimmers at the Event. The other medal winners included Kushargra Rawat (1 Gold, 1 Silver), Xavier Dsouza ( 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze), Bastab Tapan Bordoloi (1 Silver, 1 Bronze), Vedant Bapna ( 1 Silver), Annie Jain ( 1 Silver)  and Jyotsna Pansare ( 2 Bronze).

 

The 18 swimmers were supported by  Glenmark Aquatic Foundation as a part of its objective  to produce International Champions by transforming the ecosystem of swimming in India. Glenmark Aquatic Foundation has Olympian Clive Rushton as its technical Director, Peter Carswell who has coached Olympian Leah Nealle from Australia to the Rio Olympics as Head Coach Mumbai. Partha Pratim Majumdar heads the coaching in Delhi. The other coaches include Mr. Bushan Kumar, Arjuna Awardee winner Smita Divgikar Senior coaches D.S. Chikara, Ms. Parampal Johar and National Champions Komal Athare and Sathish Kumar. GAF has also tied up with Sports Authority of India and Swimming Federation of India.

Results of Medal Winners

Swadesh Mondal   Kushagra Rawat  
Medal Event Timing Group Medal Event Timing Group  
Gold 50 BR 00:32.70 Boys -Group-3 Gold 400 FS 04:10.28 Boys-Group-1  
Gold 200 IM 02:19.24 Silver 200 FS 01:58.16  
Gold 400 IM 04:58.02 Bastab Tapan Bordoloi  
Silver 400 FS 04:31.63 Medal Event Timing Group  
Silver 100 BR 01:11.80 Silver 100 Fly 00:59.43 Boys-Group-2  
Silver 200 BR 02:34.02 Bronze 200 FS 02:02.40  
   
Jyotsna Pansare   Xavier Dsouza  
Medal Event Timing Group Medal Event Timing Group  
Bronze 200 BK 02:31.87 Girls-Open Gold 200 BK 02:12.64 Boys-Group-1  
Bronze 50 BK 00:31.58 Silver 100 FLY 00:57.12  
        Bronze 50 FLY 00:26.27  
Annie Jain Vedant Bapna  
Medal Event Timing Group Medal Event Timing Group  
Silver 200 BK 00:35.15 Girls-Group-2 Silver 200 BK 02:16.95 Boys-Group-2