Kushagra and Maana light up the Asian Age Group Championships

Kushagra Rawat of SGTIDM dominated the freestyle distance events as he emerged the best swimmer in the Open category at the recently concluded 10th Asian Age Group Aquatic Championships at Bangalore. Kushagra won 4 gold medals in the 200m , 400m, 800m and 1500 m freestyle events. Kushagra set a new meet record in the 800 m Freestyle.

Maana Patel won 2 golds in the 50 m backstroke and 100 m backstroke and a silver in the 200 m backstroke in the open category.

Soubrity Mondal won a bronze in the 200 m Freestyle in the open category while Swadesh Mondal pocketed a bronze in the 200 m Breaststroke in the Group I category.

In the relays Kushagra Rawat won a gold in the 4X200 m Freestle for the Open Category, Maana Patel won 2 silvers in the 4 X 100 m Freestyle and 4 X 100 m Medley for Women and a bronze in the 4 X 100 m Freestyle Mixed relay in the open category. Vedaant MAdhavan won a silver in the 4 X 100 m Freestyle for Boys Group II and Soubrity Mondal claimed a bronze in the 4 X 200 m Freestyle relay for Women.

Gaf Swimmers win 13 individual medals at the 73rd Glenmark Senior National Aquatic Championships

Kushagra Rawat and Maana Patel were the stars and had a wonderful meet at the 73rd Glenmark Senior National Aquatic Championships.

Kushagra claimed 4 gold medals in the 200, 400, 800 and 1500 m freestyle setting new meet records in the 800 and 1500 m events. Maana easily won the gold in the 50m and 200m Backstroke events.  Soubrity Mondal added 2 bronze medals in her kitty in the 100m and 200m backstroke while Shivangi Sarma won a silver in the 400 m Freestyle. Aaron fernandes won asilver in the  400 m freestyle and a bronze medal in the 200 m freestyle events while Sushrut Kapse won  a Silver in the 1500 m Freestyle and a bronze in the 800 m freestyle.

Swimmers from SAI Glenmark TIDM programme win 14 medals at Xth Asian Pacific Youth Sports Games

Indian swimmers Swadesh Mondal, Veer Khatkar, Janhvi Choudhury and Astha Choudhary claimed a total of 8 gold, 5 silver and 1 bronze medal at the swimming events at the in Xth Asian Pacific Youth Sports Games being held at Vladivostok Russia. This is a tremendous performance by the swimmers who all hail from SAI Glenmark TIDM programme in Delhi. The SGTIDM programme in Delhi is a collaboration between the Sports Authority of India and Glenmark Aquatic Foundation to provide a platform for aspiring swimmers to excel at the International level. Swimmers of the  Academy under Head Coach Partha Majumder and his team of coaches have won multiple International and National medals in the past 3 years.

Seven nations took part in the event including hosts Russia, India, South Korea, North Korea, Japan, Thailand and China.

Veer Khatkar claimed gold in the 50m , 100m and 200 m Freestyle events. Swadesh Mondal established his class in the 100 m IM winning gold with a time of 01:02.98. Jhanavi Choudhury won 2 golds in the 50 m freestyle and 200 m freestyle and one bronze in the 100 m freestyle.  Astha Choudhury won a silver in the 200 m Freestyle, 100 m Freestyle and 100m Individual Medley Events.  The swimmers joined forces to win both the 4 X 50m Freestyle and 4 X50 m Medley events.

Hita, Sushrut and Kushagra gain valuable experience at the FINA World Championships

GAF swimmers Hita Nayak and Sushrut Kapse's performed well in the Open Water Category  at Gwangju 2019 - 18th FINA World Championships FINA

Hita Nayak - 10k Open Women - 02:17:32
Sushrut Kapse - 10k Open - Men 02:03:25

Hita and Sushrut gained invaluable experience swimming with the world's top swimmers. Coach Bushan Kumar accompanied the open water team.

Kushagra participated in the 400m Freestyle competition and clocked a time of 03:59.39 in the 400m Freestyle.