The SAI Glenmark Talent Identification Development and Management program (SGTIDM) is a unique initiative between Glenmark Aquatic Foundation and Sports Authority of India.
The Program aims to identify swimmers across India and provide them with world-class training to enable the swimmers to achieve glory at National and International meets.
This unique private-public partnership is a novel scheme wherein the Government provides the sports and residential facilities while GAF provides world class coaching personnel to the swimmers.
This is a fully residential program wherein the swimmers are provided boarding and lodging facilities.
The program offers admissions in top class schools near the facility. The swimmers may opt for a government school or a private school.
The Key features of the program are
1. Free Boarding and Lodging
2. Free Schooling for swimmers opting for Government School and access to a renowned private school.
3. Access to top swimming and dry land facilities with expert coaching free of cost.
4. Sponsorship for top swimmers for various International meets.
The SAI National Swimming Academy at Dr. SPMSPC is a residential academy for swimmers.
The Academy gives all talented athletes opportunities to develop and excel at thee highest level of the sport.
Based on the principles of long-term Participant Development this academy system ensures that we develop a whole individual.
A sports sciences team at the prestigious complex will support the academy.
The academy functions as a High Performance Centre for swimmers above 10 years of age.
The complex provides residential facilities for 50 swimmers. Female and male swimmers live in separate dormitories. Wardens are in attendance round the clock at the facility.
A three layered security cordon is present at the complex to ensure the safety of the swimmers.
Hygiene is maintained across the complex.
A certified nutritionist designs, monitors and improvises on the daily food intake for the swimmers. The centre ensures a balanced diet with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. A separate kitchen and dining hall is present inside the complex.
The centre houses a medical centre with nursing facilities round the clock. Super speciality hospitals are located close to the complex.
The swimmers may use the infrastructure for other sports disciplines present at the complex. The games present are Water Polo, Table Tennis, Chess, Billiards & Snooker, Carrom, Volleyball, Cycling, Roller Skating and Yoga. A walking track is also present at the complex. A Cue Sports Academy has been setup in 2016.
The program provides excellent educational options to the swimmers.
Dr Rajendra Prasad Sarvodaya Vidyalaya is a Government run school opposite to the pool complex in the President’s Estate for English language instruction.
Bal Bharati Public School located close to the complex is one of the best private schools in Delhi offers admissions to students in the program.
There is a mandatory study time daily for all swimmers. The swimmers can also engage private tutors.
Swimmers have access to internet enabled desktops.
The wardens are to ensure that the swimmers perform well in academics.Regular sessions with Psychologists and other experts help the kids to cope up with the requirements of training and academic rigour.
"When approached by SAINSA in 2015 for education of children selected by this Academy from all over India to train them in swimming, the Managing Committee of Bal Bharati Public School immediately decided to support this initiative. As Bal Bharati Public School has always believed in nurturing the sports talent amongst the youth and this unique opportunity gave it the chance to help and nurture sports talent at National Level. The school decided not only to grant admission to these children, but also made special arrangements with flexible timings, reprogramming examination schedule as per the needs of these children and appointment of mother teaher to look after them educationally & emotionally. The school has benefited with the induction of these children as they have improved the sports culture of school. All these children have adjusted well into the school system and are doing extremely well in their studies also. The Managing Committee of Bal Bharati Public School is ready to extend similar facilities to other children selected by SAINSA in future also."