Glenmark Aquatic Foundation Swimmers win 15 medals at the Speedo Thailand Age Group Swimming Championships
-Veer Khatkar, Bikram Changmai Aryan Vernekar and Swadesh Mondal clock timings better than National record.
18 swimmers from Glenmark Aquatic Foundation Mumbai and SAI Glenmark TIDM programme Delhi won a total of 15 medals at the Speedo Thailand Age Group swimming Championships held in Bangkok between 7th-11th April 2018. The Swimmers won a total of 5 Golds 5 Silvers and 5 Bronzes. It was a fantastic outing as more than 80% of the events saw swimmers record their personal bests.
Swadesh Mondal lived up to his reputation of being the brightest prospect among swimmers in the Under 14 category by swimming a better time than the current National record. Swadesh who won the best overall swimmer in Group II at the Glenmark Junior National Aquatic Championships clocked 02:26.40 to win gold which beats the National record for the same category also held by Swadesh with a time of 02:28.87. Swadesh again bettered his National record in 400 Individual Medley winning gold with a time of 04:43.07 bettering the National record which is at 04:49.33. The last day Swadesh clocking a time of 02:13.50 bettering his own National record which stands at 02:15.28 in the 200 IM winning gold in the process . He won a total of 5 medals including 3 golds one silver and one bronze..
Veer Khatkar, the upcoming swimming talent from Haryana won Gold in the 100 m Freestyle event in the 14-15 boys age group with a time of 00:54.55 which is better than the current national record in the Group II category which stands at 00:55.38. Veer also won bronze in the 50 m FS.
Young guns Aryan Vernekar and Bikram Changmai clocked 00:26.21 and 00:26.50 to win Silver and bronze in the 50m Butterfly. This betters the current National record which is at 00:26.68. Bikram also won a silver in the 100m Butterfly
Two young backstrokers Vedant Bapna and Aaryan Bhosale fought in all the 3backstroke races. Aaryan pipped Vedant to win gold in the 200 m Backstroke while Vedant pipped Aaryan to win bronze in the 100 m backstroke in addition to the silver in the 200 m backstroke. Aaryan finished third in 400 IM and 400FS but these did not count as medals as only 2 foreigners are allowed medals as per the rules of the event.
Vedaant Madhavan won a bronze in the grueling 1500m Freestyle in his first attempt at this race at an International meet.
Astha Chaudhary the upcoming swimmer for Assam won a silver in 100 m butterfly.
|Swadesh Mondal||400 m Individual Medley||04:43.07||Boys 14-15||Gold|
|Veer Khatkar||50 m Freestyle||00:25.05||Boys 14-15||Bronze|
|Bikram Changmai||100 m Butterfly||00:58.73||Boys 13-14||Silver|
|Aastha Chaudhary||100 m Butterfly||01:06.90||Girls 14-15||Silver|
|Vedaant Madhavan||1500 m Freestyle||18:31.08||Boys 13-14||Bronze|
|Swadesh Mondal||100 m Breaststroke||01:08.56||Boys 14-15||Silver|
|Vedant Bapna||100 m backstroke||01:00.91||Boys 14-15||Bronze|
|Swadesh Mondal||200 m breaststroke||02:26.40||Boys 14-15||Gold|
|Aryan Varnekar||50 m Butterfly||00:26.21||Boys 13-14||Silver|
|Bikram Changmai||50 m Butterfly||00:26.50||Boys 13-14||Bronze|
|Vedant Bapna||200 m backstroke||02:10.04||Boys 14-15||Silver|
|Veer Khatkar||100 m Freestyle||00:54.55||Boys 14-15||Gold|
|Aaryan Bhosale||200 m backstroke||02:10.04||Boys 14-15||Silver|
|Swadesh Mondal||50 m Breaststroke||00:31.75||Boys 14-15||Bronze|
|Swadesh Mondal||200 m Individual Medley||02:26.40||Boys 14-15||Gold|