05/04/2017

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 
MedalEventTimingGroupMedalEventTimingGroup 
Gold50 BR00:32.70Boys -Group-3Gold400 FS04:10.28Boys-Group-1 
Gold200 IM02:19.24Silver200 FS01:58.16 
Gold400 IM04:58.02Bastab Tapan Bordoloi 
Silver400 FS04:31.63MedalEventTimingGroup 
Silver100 BR01:11.80Silver100 Fly00:59.43Boys-Group-2 
Silver200 BR02:34.02Bronze200 FS02:02.40 
  
Jyotsna Pansare Xavier Dsouza 
MedalEventTimingGroupMedalEventTimingGroup 
Bronze200 BK02:31.87Girls-OpenGold200 BK02:12.64Boys-Group-1 
Bronze50 BK00:31.58Silver100 FLY00:57.12 
    Bronze50 FLY00:26.27 
Annie JainVedant Bapna 
MedalEventTimingGroupMedalEventTimingGroup 
Silver200 BK00:35.15Girls-Group-2Silver200 BK02:16.95Boys-Group-2 

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