Mission

Every morning we face the same challenge how do we make our swimmers swim faster? We at GAF are passionate to enable swimmers from India to achieve podium finishes at the Olympics and other International and National swimming meets.


About Us

GAF is a not-for-profit CSR initiative of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited dedicated to promote competitive swimming in India. GAF's vision is to enable Indian swimmers achieve podium finishes in International competitions. Aquatic Sport has the maximum number of finals in the Olympic Games. To become a global sporting power it is imperative to succeed in the sport of swimming. GAF intends to achieve its objectives by transforming the ecosystem of the sport in India. GAF was established in 2015.


Initiatives

GAF has taken a three-pronged approach to transform the ecosystem of swimming in India.

1. Centres of excellence to offer swimmers with the best facilities to excel. Top quality coaching coupled with excellent pool and dry land infrastructure is a hallmark of each centre. International experienced technical director designs and oversees programmes for all centres. GAF sponsors top swimmers for International meets.

2. Partnership with the Swimming Federation of India to bring sustained positive changes to the sport. GAF is the title sponsor for the Sub Junior, Junior and Senior National Aquatic Championships with an aim to enhance the experience of all the stakeholders.

3. Coach Education program to aid swim coaches across India to improve their skills and learn best global practices. GAF believes that knowledge sharing and collaboration generates a strong multiplier effect.

Centers of Excellence.

Glenmark Aquatic Foundation has established 3 centers at Mumbai, Delhi, and Bangalore with an aim to provide swimmers across the country with the state-of-the-art training and facilities. Each Center has state-of-the-art facilities for swimming and dry land training.

The Technical director designs and supervises the program at all the centers. Experienced Head Coaches who have produced multiple medalists at National and International swimming competitions manage each Centre.

GAF established its first Centre in 2015 and is at the district sports complex Dharavi.

GAF opened its second centre in 2016 at the SAI National Swimming Academy at Delhi in collaboration with the Sports Authority of India. The Academy is at the Dr. SPM Swimming Complex, Talkatora New Delhi.

GAF established its third centre in 2018 at the Ray Center at Lakkasandra, Bengaluru. GAF executes the GAF RAY Swimming program at this centre.
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Partnership with SFI

To transform the sport of swimming it is imperative for all stakeholders to join hands. With this perspective, GAF and Swimming Federation of India have entered into a long-term partnership.
Glenmark Aquatic Foundation sponsors the Sub Junior, Junior, and Senior National Aquatic Championships.
SFI and GAF shall work towards bringing in greater efficiency and creating a platform for swimmers to excel.

This partnership has resulted in the following enhancements;
Live streaming of the Junior, Sub Junior and Senior National Aquatic Championships to a global audience.
A new website for SFI with instant results and regular updates on events.
Better facilities for the swimmers at the Glenmark National Aquatic Championships.

Coach Education

The Quality of talent produced in any country has a direct correlation with the quality of mentoring and training. GAF believes that coaching standards in India need to be updated regularly for us to produce better swimmers. With this philosophy, GAF has taken steps towards Coach Education in India.

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