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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
Medal Event Timing Group Medal Event Timing Group
Gold 50 BR 00:32.70 Boys -Group-3 Gold 400 FS 04:10.28 Boys-Group-1
Gold 200 IM 02:19.24 Silver 200 FS 01:58.16
Gold 400 IM 04:58.02 Bastab Tapan Bordoloi
Silver 400 FS 04:31.63 Medal Event Timing Group
Silver 100 BR 01:11.80 Silver 100 Fly 00:59.43 Boys-Group-2
Silver 200 BR 02:34.02 Bronze 200 FS 02:02.40
Jyotsna Pansare   Xavier Dsouza
Medal Event Timing Group Medal Event Timing Group
Bronze 200 BK 02:31.87 Girls-Open Gold 200 BK 02:12.64 Boys-Group-1
Bronze 50 BK 00:31.58 Silver 100 FLY 00:57.12
Bronze 50 FLY 00:26.27
Annie Jain Vedant Bapna
Medal Event Timing Group Medal Event Timing Group
Silver 200 BK 00:35.15 Girls-Group-2 Silver 200 BK 02:16.95 Boys-Group-2

3 Swimmers from SGTIDM to represent India at the World School Games

Annie Jain, Priyank Rana and Varun Patel from the SAI Glenmark TIDM program in Delhi have been selected to represent India at the World School Games to be held in Budapest.

The three swimmers were selected on the basis of their performance at the trials organized at the Shiv Chhatrapati Swimming Complex at Balewadi Pune on 18th March 2017.

The World School Games shall be held in Budapest between 25th-30th April 2017.

SGTIDM top Medal Tally at 1st All India National Club Championships

Swimmers from SAI Glenmark TIDM programme at Delhi topped the medal tally at the 1st All India Invitational Inter Club Swimming Championships held at Hyderabad. The SGTIDM contingent won a total of 16 Golds, 6 Silvers and 3 Bronze medals.

Swadesh Mondal and Veer Khattar shared the Championships in Boys Group III with a total tally of 21 points while Astha Choudhury won the Championships in Group III Girls with a tally of 21 points.