MUMBAI, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Richard Shoulberg Conducts a Clinic for Coaches Apart From Training Young National and State-level Indian Swimming Champions
Glenmark Aquatic Foundation, a non-profit organization with a vision to put India on the world swimming map, today announced its 'Week with the Legend' programme with 2-time US Olympic Swimming Coach - Richard Shoulberg. The event is being organized under the aegis of Swimming Federation of India (SFI).
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Richard Shoulberg is visiting Mumbai for the first time as a faculty from the American Swimming Coaches Associations (ASCA), the world's premier swimming coaching body. During his week-long stay in the city, Shoulberg will be conducting ASCA Level 1 and Level 2 Coaches Certification Clinics. Nearly 50 coaches from across India have registered for this clinic.
On March 2, the first day of his programme, Coach Shoulberg conducted a clinic for Elite Swimmers (select under 18 National and State level champions) and offered his valuable guidance to these potential champions from India. The following day on March 3rd, he addressed 'Swim Parents' and guided them on the role they can play to mold the swimming careers of their promising children.
He will be also doing what he loves the most i.e. spending time with young swimmers, mostly beginners and guiding and motivating them by conducting a couple of stroke clinics.
Speaking on this visit, Richard Shoulberg said, "I am delighted to be visiting Mumbai for the first time on behalf of ASCA and conducting certification program for coaches under the aegis of Swimming Federation of India (SFI) and supported by Glenmark Aquatic Foundation." He also added, "ASCA is committed to bringing the latest swimming coaching techniques and technology to India and will be delighted in partnering Glenmark Aquatic Foundation and SFI for future initiatives of this kind."
Kamlesh Nanavati, General Secretary, SFI observes, "This is a wonderful initiative by Glenmark Aquatic Foundation to get a legendary coach to train our leading coaches and swimmers from across the country. I am sure Richard Shoulberg's vast experience will be of great benefit to the coaches and swimmers during the coming championship."
Anand Desai, President - Glenmark Aquatic Foundation, concludes, "The quality of coaching human resource strongly contributes to a nation's success in sport. We at Glenmark Aquatic Foundation, has identified coaches education as one of our core strategies that, if improved, can transform the sport in India. For this purpose we have tied up with the premium swim coaches education agency in the world, ASCA. Under the aegis of SFI, we are conducting this as a first, in a series of coaches education programs for Indian swim coaches."
About Glenmark Aquatic Foundation
"Creating Champions through Swimming"
Glenmark Aquatic Foundation is a CSR arm of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited. Glenmark Aquatic Foundation aims at improving the ecosystem for swimming as a sport in India. Glenmark Aquatic Foundation will achieve its vision by building a core team of highly motivated experts, developing meaningful partnerships with national and international organizations and will focus on maximizing the potential in every athlete.
About Swimming Federation of India
The Swimming Federation of India (SFI) is the central governing body for promotion and administration of swimming sport in India. The SFI is affiliated to FINA, the world governing body for the sport.
The American Swimming Coaches Association provides leadership to American and World swimming at all levels. ASCA develops and supports professional coaches and quality career opportunities in collaboration with its partners in the world aquatics community. We are an independent professional association based on a central theme of: "Leadership, Education, Certification." We are dedicated to creating and enhancing solutions that are effective in strengthening and improving the coaching profession, American swimming and World Swimming.
For further information, please visit: http://www.glenmarkaquatic.org/
SOURCE Glenmark Acquatic Foundation