Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Sub-Junior Nationals 2009

The 26th Sub-Junior Nationals were held at Panaji, Goa from 26th-30th May 2009.

Best Swimmers:
Boys group III (11-12yrs) - Supriya Mondol (Bengal)
Boys group IV (10 and under) - Aditya Ghosh (Maharashtra)

Girls group III (11-12 yrs) - Sherlyn Devadason (Tamilnadu)
Girls group IV (10 and under) - Damini K. Gowda (Karnataka)

Click here for all the results (courtesy PDAAA).

Teams for Asian Youth championship and World Championships

(The article appeared in The Hindu on June 10th, 2009, click here)

The Indian swimming camp for the Asian Youth championship, scheduled to be held in Singapore from June 29, is in full swing at Bangalore and according to Chief National coach S. Pradeep Kumar, the Indian squad will strive to return home with a few medals.

“The meet is important for us as the swimmers would aim not only for medals but also for good qualifying times for the World Youth championship,” said the coach. The Swimming Federation of India will also send a team for the FINA World championship scheduled to be held in Rome next month.

The teams: Asian Youth championship: Boys: A.P. Gagan, Aaron D’Souza, Aditya Roshan, Akash Rohit and Jasamdeep. Girls: Pratima Kollali, Arhata Magavi, Talasha Prabhu and T. Sneha.

World championship: Men: Virdhawal Khade, Sandeep Sejwal, J.P. Arjun, Ashwin Menon, Mandar Divase, J. Agnishwar and Praveen Tokas. Women: Faria Zaman, Talasha Prabhu, Vempa, Shubha Chittaranjan, Pooja R. Alva and Vandita Dharia.