India's first swimming scholarship program

Glenmark Aquatic Foundation, a CSR initiative of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has launched the ”The Elite Squad” as a step in its mission to enable Indian Swimmers achieve podium finishes at the Olympics. 
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Blueprint for Success

The Elite Squad is an attempt to provide diligent and talented swimmers with complete holistic support to enable them to achieve success

CAREER PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

GAF's technical director in consultation with the other coaches will prepare a detailed plan for each swimmer.

The Plan shall detail both seasonal and annual plans as well as identify target meets and chalk out any specific requirements the swimmer may require to excel. The Swimmers will be monitored regularly according to a pre set schedule

INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE

The swimmers of the Elite Squad would be fully sponsored by GAF at two levels.

International meets in which the swimmer will participate and International training including Altitude training. The training and the meets will be decided by the Technical director in accordance with the swimmer's needs and annual plans. 

SPORTS SCIENCE

GAF will provide the services of a team of sports scientists under the eye of Heath Mathews the leading sports science expert in India. In addition to planning dry land training the athlete shall also undergo tests from time to time and shall be monitored on a regular basis.  Injury prevention and rehabilitation support will also be given to the swimmers.

LODGING AND EDUCATION

Swimmers who shift base to a different city from their hometown can avail lodging and educational facilities.
The lodging facilities would be decided on a case to case basis depending on the centre applied. GAF shall also provide assistance to swimmers who intend to pursue their education in the form of School / College admissions 

ADMISSIONS.

Requirements

The Elite Squad is open to any swimmer who is close to achieving the A or B cut for the Olympics. Selections for the Elite squad will be made on the basis of Age, Current Timings and talent. The Technical Director and Coaching staff shall have the final decision on the recruitment of the elite aquad.
Part of GAF Mumbai, SGTIDM Delhi or GAFRAY BAngalore
Commitment to pursue swimming to till the term of the agreement
Abide by the wisdom of coaches and technical director
Follow plans as set by the Technical director
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