Olympic hopefuls to be given priority, says Swimming Federation after re-opening of pools gets green light
In the Ministry of Home Affairs' (MHA) latest guidelines on easing of lockdown restrictions, swimming pools being used for training of sports persons have been given permission to open across the country from 15 October.
Focus is now on government job, priorities have changed in five months away from pool, says swimmer Virdhawal Khade
Khade opted out of a training camp in Dubai for Olympic hopefuls, making it clear that he intends to focus on his job in Maharashtra government.
SAI sanctions two-month training for swimmers Virdhawal Khade, Srihari Nataraj and Kushagra Rawat in Dubai
Khade (50m freestyle), Nataraj (100m backstroke) and Rawat (400m freestyle) have breached the 'B' qualification mark for the Olympics.
As pools remain closed, Paralympic swimmer Suyash Jadhav keeps Tokyo 2020 dreams afloat by training in pond
With the coronavirus pandemic disrupting routines like nothing else before, swimmers like Suyash Jadhav have had to come up with creative, quick-fix solutions.
Swimmers in the country have not entered the pools since 25 March, when the first coronavirus-forced lockdown was announced.
'Might have to consider retiring': Swimmer Virdhawal Khade expresses frustration over lack of clarity on reopening of pools
One of India's top swimmers Virdhawal Khade has spoken about quitting the sport due to lack of clarity with regard to the use of swimming pools again for practice.
Swimmer SP Likith wants swimming pools to reopen for training, says, 'we have to live with what's happening'
Several countries including parts of Australia and UK are opening swimming pools, allowing athletes to return to training.
Asian Age Group Swimming Championships: Kushagra Rawat bags fourth gold; Srihari Nataraj sets new event record
Kushagra Rawat triumphed in 400m freestyle to bag his fourth gold medal while Srihari Nataraj created a new meet record on his way to gold in 100m backstroke at the Asian Age Group Championship at Bengaluru on Thursday.
Asian Age Group Swimming Championships: India collect ninth gold after winning men's 4x100 medley relay
The Indian men's 4x100m medley relay team comprising Srihari Nataraj, Sajan Prakash, Likith SP and Virdhawal Khade won India's ninth gold medal at the 10th Asian Age Group Swimming Championship at Bengaluru on Wednesday.
Asian Age Group Swimming Championships: Virdhawal Khade misses out on Olympic 'A' cut despite winning men's 50m freestyle
Virdhawal Khade clinched India's seventh gold medal at the 10th Asian Age Group Championship but failed to make the Olympic 'A' cut in the men's 50m freestyle event, in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
Stephanie Rice interview: Swimming legend speaks about starting an academy in India, blueprint for success in the pool and more
In Mumbai to announce the launch of the Stephanie Rice Swim Academy in India, Stephanie Rice spoke to Firstpost about leaving a lasting legacy, the blueprint for achieving success in swimming and more.
Asian Age Group Championships: Indian men's relay team clinches 4x100m gold; women's swimming team win silver
The Indian swimming quartet, comprising Srihari Nataraj, Anand Anilkumar, Sajan Prakash and Virdhawal Khade, clocked 3:23.72 seconds, almost five seconds faster than the Iran team to clinch gold in 4x100m men's freestyle relay.
Asian Age Group Swimming Championships: Virdhawal Khade, Sajan Prakash and Srihari Nataraj aim for Olympic 'A' qualification mark
Srihari clocked the Olympic B qualification time in 100m backstroke at the FINA Junior World Championships last month.
Swimmer Rujuta Khade aims to achieve husband Virdhawal's feat, sets eyes on 50m freestyle national record
First Virdhawal, the country's fastest swimmer, broke the meet record in the 50m freestyle. The next day Rujuta followed her husband's footsteps to take home the gold in the women's event.
Senior National Aquatic Championship: Virdhawal Khade, Divya Satija break their own national records in 50m breaststroke events
Virdhawal Khade and Divya Satija obliterated their own national records to win gold in the men's and women's 50m breaststroke event respectively on the third day of the 73rd Glenmark Senior National Aquatic Championship on Monday.
Swimmers Virdhawal Khade, Srihari Nataraj eye 'A' qualification mark for 2020 Olympics at Asian Age Group Championships
Virdhawal Khade and Srihari Nataraj will look to attain the 'A' Qualification mark for the 2020 Olympics when they compete at the 10th AASF Asian Age Group Championships
Wrestler Ritu Phogat dropped from the government's Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) after she decided to shift her loyalty to Mixed Martial Arts.
The scholarships from FINA has been a big blessing for Sajan in his preparations, but the swimmer is firm in his opinion that it's just not enough and wants more help from the government.
After making successful comeback, swimmer Virdhawal Khade sets sights on training abroad to prepare for 2020 Olympics
Since making his return to pool only last November, Khade has been gunning to find form and also few medals. At the recent Asian Games in Jakarta, the 27-year-old Khade missed a bronze medal in the men’s 50m freestyle by a whisker.
Virdhawal Khade and Saloni Dalal broke national records in the men's 50m butterfly (00:24.26s) and women's 100m breaststroke (01:14.87s) respectively.