Wonderful performance by swimmers at the FINA World Cup Singapore (Short Course)

Kushagra Rawat who trains at the SAI Glenmark TIDM programme at Delhi achieved a first in GAF’s history by qualifying for the finals in the 400 m Freestyle at the FINA World Cup (Short Course) at Singapore. Kushagra finished eighth in the 400 m Freestyle and seventh in the 1500 m Freestyle

Swadesh Mondal, Rayna Saldanha, Maana Patel, Vedaant Bapna, Aaron Fernandes and Maana Patel also performed well and gained valuable experience competing at the global stage

The details of the performance is given below

Swimmner NameSwim RacesSwim time
Aaron Fernandes200 m Freestyle01:53.67
Aaron Fernandes100 m Backstroke00:59.65
Aaron Fernandes400 m Freestyle04:03.25
Aaron Fernandes50 m Backstroke00:28.13
Aaron Fernandes100 m Freestyle00:52.38
Aaron Fernandes50 m Freestyle24:00.00
Kushagra Rawat200 m Freestyle01:51.40
Kushagra Rawat1500 m Freestyle15:17.55
Kushagra Rawat400 m Freestyle03:52.18
Kushagra Rawat400 m Freestyle03:51.92
Maana Patel200 m Backstroke02:17.44
Maana Patel100 m Backstroke01:02.98
Maana Patel50 m Backstroke00:29.51
Maana Patel50 m Freestyle00:27.23
Rayna Saldanha100 m Freestyle00:59.56
Rayna Saldanha200 m Backstroke02:19.92
Rayna Saldanha200 m Freestyle02:08.43
Rayna Saldanha100 m Backstroke01:06.40
Rayna Saldanha50 m Backstroke00:30.32
Rayna Saldanha50 m Freestyle00:27.58
Swadesh Mondal400 m Individual Medley04:46.51
Swadesh Mondal200 m Breaststroke02:24.92
Swadesh Mondal50 m Breaststroke00:31.16
Swadesh Mondal200 m Individual Medley02:12.47
Swadesh Mondal100 m Individual Medley01:02.86
Swadesh Mondal100 m Breaststroke01:08.09
Vedant Bapna200 m Freestyle01:59.37
Vedant Bapna100 m Backstroke00:58.71
Vedant Bapna200 m Individual Medley02:16.27
Vedant Bapna50 m Backstroke00:27.57
Vedant Bapna200 m Backstroke02:06.01
Vedant Bapna50 m Freestyle00:25.20

Glenmark Aquatic Foundation launches the Elite Squad

Building on the success of its swimmers over the past 3 years, GAF has launched the ”The Elite Squad” as a step in its mission to enable Indian Swimmers achieve podium finishes at the Olympics.

Maana Patel who trains at GAF Mumbai had a major injury scare around 18 months ago. Head coach Peter Carswell and Sports Science Specialist Heath Mathews worked extensively to get Maana back to her racing best. Maana won all her backstroke events at the recently concluded 72nd Glenmark Senior National Aquatic Championships also bettering her own national record in the 100 m backstroke. Kushagra Rawat a home grown talent at the SGTIDM centre in Delhi also produced exceptional performances at the meet. GAF today has created an ecosystem involving top coaches and sports scientists and wishes to extend this to all talented Indian swimmers.
The Elite Squad is a fully funded holistic scholarship program aimed at creating a support system to ensure swimmers focus and excel at the global level under the supervision of experts.
The key features of the program include personalized training overseen and designed by Carles Subirana, Technical Director of GAF, sports science assistance though top personnel in India, International exposure in various International meets and training including the altitude training. In addition residential and educational support may also be provided.
The Elite squad is for swimmers who are close to the qualifying time for the Olympics and who have the talent and dedication to realise their potential. Swimmers can choose to train at any of the centres of GAF at Mumbai, Delhi (SGTIDM) or Bangalore (GAFRAY). Selection for the program is a based on age, timings and ability.

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GAF Launches Learn to Swim Diwali Batch

Glenmark Aquatic Foundation at its centre in Dharavi Mumbai is launching a special Diwali batch for kids between 6 and 10 during the Diwali School break.

The Program will have 14 sessions from 1st Nov 2018 to 17th Nov 2018.

there will be four sessions

7:30 AM to 8:20 PM
8:30 AM to 9:20 PM
10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
06:00 PM to 06:50 PM

Total Fee 1000/- (25% discount for Dharavi residents)

Admissions on a first come first serve basis. All admissions will be done at the Venue

Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex
Next to Dharavi Depot & ONGC
Bandra Sion link Road
Mumbai

GAF Mumbai wins 20 medals at the 3rd All India SFI Inter Club Championships

Swimmers from GAF Mumbai won a total of 20 medals at the 3rd All India Inter club Championships which was held at Sonepat Haryana. Swimmers won a total of 9 Gold, 8 Silver and 3 Bronze medals. GAF finished fourth in the medals table and sixth according to the points table.

Most swimmers performed exceptionally well and recorded their best performances.

Kiara Bangera won the Championships in the Girls Group III, adding another feather in her cap.

Details of performance of all swimmers is given below

NameEventTime ClockedMedal
Kiara Bangera100 fly01:10.73Gold
Pushya Sahajwani100 fly01:16.52Silver
Palak Dhami100 bk01:11.50Silver
Arya Kriplani100 bk01:15.42Bronze
Zahra Sakharwala100 BR01:25.41Gold
Bhumi Gupta50fly00:31.60Bronze
Bhumi Gupta200 m IM02:36.18Silver
Arya Kriplani200 m IM02:42.64
Kiara Bangera200 m FS02:15.17Gold
Kshama Iyer200 m FS02:28.47
Devanshi Desai200 m FS02:33.37
Pushya Sahajwani200 m FS02:35.04
Palak Dhami200 m FS02:15.22Silver
Bhumi Gupta200 m FS02:27.11
Abha Mirasi50Fly00:33.32Gold
Vedaant Madhavan200 FS02:05.64
Rishikesh Bora200 IM02:24.79Bronze
Kiara Bangera100 FS01:03.39Gold
Zahra Sakharwala100 FS01:07.71Silver
Kshama Iyer100 FS01:08.67
Devanshi Desai100 FS01:09.50
Bhumi Gupta100 Fly01:13.73
Zahra Sakharwala50 BR00:39.74Gold
Palak Dhami400 FS04:46.90Silver
Abha Mirashi200 IM02:46.89Silver
Pushya Sahajwani200 IM02:52.79
Palak Dhami200 Bk02:33.73Silver
Rishikesh Bora100 Fly01:03.74
Abha Mirashi100 Bk01:21.42
Rishikesh Bora100 FS00:58.18
Vedaant Madhavan100 FS00:58.50
Devanshi. Desai50 FS00:31.51Gold
4 X 50 FSGirls Group IIIGold
4 X 50 MedleyGorls Group IIIGold