OPEN WATER SWIMMING

MY 10YRS IN OPEN WATER SWIMMING

According to my, the personal definitions of open water swimming differ from person to person, and it’s swimming in natural waters if possibly not to or list disturbing nature & its natural creatures, its existence, etc. Today, many open water swimmers communities are practicing & refreshing, reenergizing, and strengthening the health bounds of life at natural water sources available. Read about My 10 Years in Open Water Swimming.

Open water long-distance swimming is impossible by injecting or forcing to swim long hours & several kilometers. Its passion for swimming required tremendous patience to accept & enjoy water conditions available through which have advanced towards desired destinations.

I am blessed & gifted as my passion for this rare sport in India was hunted by my coach & parents when I was 9-10yrs. They supported my passion, making me more comfortable while swimming in huge water bodies around the globe.

I swam my first swimming event in 2011 in Hoogly River & till today, I swam 34 swimming events; according to my knowledge, no one Indian swimmer is near to this tally. Among these 34 swims, I swam 17 swims in international waters again its max swim events swam by any Indian in International waters.

According to the Marathon swimming federation, The “Ten-Year Club” includes swimmers who completed a marathon swim (10km or longer) in at least ten different years (according to LongSwimsDB data). There are 262 swimmers around the world listed in this group.

Today I am 22yrs old; despite swimming events last 10yrs my name is not included in “Ten-YearClub” because the events I swam from 2011 to 2014 are in Indian waters organized by authorized swimming associations in India swimming events since long back before the formation of Marathon swimming federation. My Journey!

Open water swimming is not popular in India moreover I am staying in Mumbai; here swimming in open waters is impossible as the shores of the sea are polluted by sewage & other matters. It’s too difficult to avail swimming pool facility for practicing long hours. Open water swimming is a costly affair & my family belongs to a lower-middle-class family; this sport was unaffordable then.

Also, my parents supported me and provided finance to my swimming events by spending their savings & selling property assets; they did their job devotionally. My mother is always available with me whenever I am practicing in pools or open waters away from my home city; my father is servicing in the Research center, financer & manager of my swimming carrier. They are strong pillars of my swimming carrier.

 

YEAR

DESCRIPTION

DIST

TIME

COUN

REMARK

2011 HOOGHLY RIVER, SWIM 14 KM 01H46 M INDIA NATIONAL LEVEL 8TH PLACE
2012 BHAGIRATHI RIVER SWIM 81 KM 12H42M SWIM ORG. BY TO SFI
DHARAMTAR TO GATEWAY OF INDIA 32 KM 07H35M LONGEST SWIM IN ARABIAN SEA

 

2013 KASA KHADAK TO KHANDERI ISLAND 20 KM 05H06M FIRST  SWIMMER
HOOGLY RIVER, SWIM 14 KM 1H46M  NATIONAL LEVEL 8TH PLACE

 

2014 BELAPUR KREEK TO GATEWAY OF INDIA 23 KM 05H59 M FIRST SWIMMER
REVAS ALIBAG TO KHANDERI 25 KM 04H35M FIRST SWIMMER OF THE ROUTE
REVAS TO BHAUCH BHAKKA 21 KM 04H43M FIRST SWIMMER OF THE ROUTE

 

2015 AROUND JERSEY ISLAND 66 KM 09H10M UK FIRST ASIAN SWIMMER
ENGLISH CHANNEL 34 KM 13H14M UK 1ST CHALLENGE OUT OF OCEAN7

 

2016 PREEKSTOEL- PARLES 8 KM 01H55M SA FASTEST MALE SWIMMER
ROBBEN ISLAND – BLOUBERG 7.4 KM 02H 02M 11TH PLACE
CAPE POINT SWIM 8 KM 01H55M YOUNGEST MALE FIRST ASIAN
LLANDUDNO-CAMPS BAY 8 KM 02H 14M FASTEST MALE SWIMMER
BLOMBERG -RI-MELKBOSE 18 KM 05H 30M FASTEST MALE SWIMMER
AROUND ROBBEN ISLAND 11 KM 03H05M FASTEST MALE SWIMMER
CATALINA TO MAINLAND 36 KM 10H30M USA 2ND  OF OCEAN7 CHALLENGE

 

2017 ENDURO SPORTS GOA SWIMATHON 5 KM 1H15M INDIA SECOND PLACE
KAIWI CHANNEL SWIM 42 KM 17H22M HAWAII YOUNGEST & FASTEST ASIAN
 20 BRIDGES SWIM 48 KM 08H5M USA YOUNGEST TRIPLE CROWNER
BONDEENSEEQUERUNG SWIM 15.2KM 05H11M GERMANY FIRST ASIAN SWIMMER SWAM
TSUGARU CHANNEL 30 KM 09H52M JAPAN YOUNGEST SWIMMER
SWIMATHON UDUPI 10 KM   INDIA AFFILIATED TO SFI

 

2018

 

JERSEY TO FRANCE 25 KM 06H54M UK FIRST ASIAN SWIMMER
NORTH CHANNEL 34.5 KM 10H 41M YOUNGEST SWIMMER
SQUARE OFF SPORTS, GOA SWIMATHON 10 KM 02H21M INDIA SFI ORG. 10TH PLACE
ENDURO SPORTS, GOA SWIMMETHON 10 KM 2H49M FIRST PLACE

 

2019 SWIMATHON, PORBANDAR 10 KM 02H41M  

INDIA

SFI ORG. 5TH PLAC
SWIMMETHON SWIM RACE, PORBANDER 5 KM 01H16M NATIONAL SFI ORG, 6TH PLACE
ENDURO SPORTS ORGANIZE GOA 10 KM 2H51M FIRST PLACE, TWO YEARS
ENDURO SPORTS, GOA SWIMMETHON 2 KM 32 M53S FIRST PLACE
STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR 15.2 KM 04H22M SPAIN YOUNGEST COMPLETE 6TH CHAL.
MAINLAND TO ANACAPA ISLAND 20 KM 06H 22M USA FIRST ASIAN SWIMMER

 

2021 ARNALA FORT TO VASAI FORT 22KM 06H03M INDIA NEW ROUTE 1ST SWIMMER

 

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