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.
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
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.
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.
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.
GAF finished 3rd overall in the 1st All India Club Championships held at Hyderabad. GAf swimmers won 9 Golds, 7 Silvers and 3 bronze medals to finish the Event with 19 medals. GAF Delhi topped the leaderboard with 16 gold 5 silver and 4 bronze medals.
Anaya Punamiya won the Overall Championships in the Girls Group IV category with a total of 21 points