Nihar Ameen

Dronacharya Award

Swimming  2015

Nihar Ameen is the pre-eminent Indian swimming coach, winner of Dronacharya Award 2015, and is associated with the Dolphin Academy in Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence, Bangalore. Among his trainees are the first Indian athletes to qualify for the Olympics, Shikha Tandon at Athens, 2004 and Virdhawal Khade and Sandeep Sejwal for Beijing, 2008.  

In 1989-1992, Ameen was assistant national team coach in the USA with Team Director and Olympic Coach, Jack Nelson.

Nihar Ameen is also a member of the panel of experts for GoSports Foundation, a sports non- governmental organisation


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