The CEO of Swimming Federation of India Mr. Virendra Nanavati was honoured by FINA at Budapest for his contribution to the sport of Swimming. An experienced swimming Administrator Mr. Nanavati is also the Vice President of Indian Olympic Association
Rayna Saldanha, Rusha Mondal, Aryan Makhija and Karan Raju will represent India at the Youth Commonwealth Games to be held in Bahamas from 18th-23rd July.
We wish the swimmers all the very best
The 17th FINA World Championships 2017, Budapest (HUN) has begun from 14thJuly 2017 and will continue till 30th July.
India will be represented by Sajan Prakash, Madhu PS, Damini Gowda and Sayani Ghosh in the pool and ,Omkumar Tokalkandiga, and Nikitha Venugopal in the open water category.
Swimming events are scheduled to begin from 23rd July.
We wish all the swimmers all success
The press announcement for the 34th Glenmark Sub Junior National and 44th Glenmark Junior National Aquatic Championship was made at a press conference in Patrakar Bhavan in Pune on 26th June 2017.
Indian test cricketer Mr. Nilesh Kulkarni was the chief guest at the event. Mr. Peter Gartrell, Technical Director GAF and Mr. Kamlesh Nanavati, Secretary General SFI were also present on the Dias.
The event was introduced by Mr Abhay Dhade, President MSAAA and Vice President SFI and Mr. Zubim America Secretary MSAAA presented the vote of thanks.
The press release may be downloaded here
The International Olympic Committee made several sweeping announcements about the 2020 Tokyo Games this morning, among them some adjustments to athlete quotas in a number of sports designed to bring greater gender balance to the next Olympics.
Swimming will see its athletes quota drop by 22 athletes, according to the IOC press release. For the Rio Olympics, the athlete quota for pool swimming was 900, and the new Tokyo quota will be 878 – that’s 439 men and 439 women.
That figure is not to be confused with each nation’s maximum roster size, which has typically stood at 26 men and 26 women for pool swimming. There has been no indication that those numbers will change for Tokyo. The athlete quota is for overall athletes from all nations allowed entry into the Olympic Games, rather than the maximum number of athletes allowed for each individual country.
Based on the qualifying criteria for the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Olympic hopefuls affected will be those with FINA B cuts but not A cuts. Here’s a quick breakdown of Olympic selection procedures from Rio:
- Swimmers with a FINA A cut (up to 2 per event per country)
- Athletes in relays from qualifying countries
- Universality entrants: countries with no A or selected B cuts can enter one man and one woman. Countries with one man or one woman qualified can enter one swimmer in the other gender.
- Swimmers with a FINA B cut (up to one per country)
In other aquatic sports, water polo will see two more women’s teams added to competition. In Rio, 12 men’s teams and 8 women’s teams competed, but in Tokyo, there will be 12 men’s programs and 10 women’s. To counterbalance that with the overall athlete quota, the IOC has reduced roster sizes for each team, ultimately leading to a net reduction of 18 athletes in the sport’s Olympic quota.
Obviously, the biggest news from today’s IOC announcements is the addition of two distance events (the women’s 1500 and men’s 800 frees) and a mixed relay (the mixed 4×100 medley relay) to the Olympic swimming lineup. We covered that announcement in depth here.
The IOC calls these changes “a significant step towards achieving the 50 per cent gender balance at the Olympic Games in both athletes and events.”
Here’s a full look at the events being added or changed for the 2020 Olympics in all sports, and below that a look at the changes in athlete quotas for various sports. This is all courtesy of the IOC’s press release from this morning:
The SFI announced trials for selection of the team to represent India at the Youth Commonwealth Games to be held in Bahamas from 18-23rd July 2017. Thetrials will be held on 3rd May 2017 at Bangalore. Click here to download the Circular.
The trials for Swimming and Diving for the 9th Asian Age Group Championships will be held at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex at BAlewadi Pune on 1st and 2nd July 2017. Click here to download the Circular
The 34th Glenmark Sub-Junior National Aquatic Championship will be held between 28th -30th June at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Swimming Pool, Balewadi, Pune, Maharashtra. Glenmark Aquatic Foundation will be the title sponsor of the meet. For more details click here
The 44th Glenmark Junior National Aquatic Championship will be held between 3rd -6th July at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Swimming Pool, Balewadi, Pune, Maharashtra. Glenmark Aquatic Foundation will be the title sponsor of the meet. For more details click here
SFI announces the 1st All India Invitational Inter Club Swimming Competition-2017 to be held in GMC Balayogi Swimming pool Gachibowli Hyderabad between 26th-29th January 2016. More details Click here.