Changing Destinies through Swimming


SGTIDM swimmers win 51 Individual medals at the Nationals

Swadesh Mondal returned unvanquished from the Nationals yet again after a similar feat last year. This year Swadesh broke the National record in each of the 5 events he took part in and retained the best swimmer title in the Boys Group II category. Aaryan Vernekar broke two records while Bikram Changmai and Veer Khatkar broke a record each.

The swimmers from SGTIDM Delhi won a total of 16 Golds, 17 Silver and 18 bronze medals. The details of the swimmers and the performances are given below.

Swimmer NameGoldSilverBronzeNMR
Swadesh Mondal5005
Aaryan Bhosale0010
Aditya Dubey0210
Ansu Kar2010
Anubhuti Baruah1020
Anurag Singh0010
Aryan Varnekar2202
Astha Choudhary0010
Bikram Changmai1301
Firdoush Khayamkhani2100
Gyan Sandhan Kashyap0020
Hiren Sagolsem0010
Janhavi Choudhry0010
Prachi Tokas0220
Sanskar Tokas0210
Shivangi Sharma0100
Tanish Kashwan0010
Tanisha Malviya0200
Uttara Gogoi1010
Veer Khatkar2111
Vishal Grewal0110

GAF Delhi and Mumbai Team win 4 medals in the 71st Glenmark Senior National Aquatic Championships-2017, Bhopal








Competing with the best swimmers in the country, GAF Delhi and Mumbai swimmers have once again proved their mettle and have won 4 medals in the 71st Glenmark Senior National Aquatic Championships-2017, Bhopal.

Soubrity Mondal bagged a Gold medal in 200m Backstroke, while Annie Jain, Jyotsna Pansare, and Kushagra Rawat have won bronze medals in the 50m breaststroke, 50m backstroke and 400m Freestyle respectively. Senior National is an event wherein all the renowned swimmers of the country take part. Winning medals in a tough competition like this is a matter of pride for the entire Academy and the Glenmark Aquatic Foundation team.

The performances of all the swimmers were above than expected, which has overwhelmed the GAF coaches. The Technical Director of GAF, Mr. Peter Gartrell has hoped of good performances by Indian swimmers in the Olympics by 2020. Now, when the graph is moving vertically, the vision of Glenmark Aquatic Foundation is about to come true very soon. Congratulations to all the swimmers.


Event Position Timing
Soubrity Mondal 200m Backstroke Gold 02:27:33
Annie Jain 50m Breaststroke Bronze 00:35:01
Jyotsna Pansare 50m Backstroke Bronze 00:31.91
Kushagra Rawat 400m Freestyle Bronze 04:03:53



HIGHLIGHTS- Three-Day Workshop at Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Swimming Pool Complex

To strengthen the Indo-Japanese bond, The Sports Authority of India welcomed the professors of the University of Tsukuba, Japan. A three-day workshop was piloted at the Syama Prasad Mookerjee swimming pool complex, New Delhi from 11th September 2017 to 13th September 2017.

The main agenda of the workshop was to create awareness about the modern coaching techniques in swimming. University of Tsukuba’s swimming and water polo Coaches, Dr. Y Sengoku and Dr. H Takagi delivered lectures on. High-Performance Sports, Sports science, Biomechanics of swimming along with the current research in the area of High-Performance Sports.

The foreign delegates also watched the SAI Glenmark TIDM Academy training session and were impressed by the modern coaching techniques used in the Academy by the Coaches. The ideas presented by GAF Coach, Mr. Partha Pratim Majumder were highly appreciated by the guests and they seemed convinced by the vision of Glenmark Aquatic Foundation and applauded the team for their valuable support to the system to promote swimming in India.

The  workshop was attended by the coaches and the supporting staff and it was concluded on a good note. Both SAI and University of Tsukuba’s officials are looking forward to an extended collaboration to produce swimming champions in both the countries.

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