Speedo in association with Nisha Millet Swimming Academy holds first Swimming Championship
Bangalore, 3rd August: Speedo; world’s leading swimwear brand in association with Nisha Millet Swimming Academy organised its first ever Swimming Championship in Ulsoor, Bangalore. The Championship was an initiative to promote swimming; offering a serious platform to the youth. Mr. Roshan Baig, Minister for Urban Youth Development inaugurated the competition and also showed his support and encouragement for the newly opened Kensington Swimming Pool. Swimming prodigy, as well as the Best Indian Female swimmer (Junior and Senior) and Team Speedo India athlete, Maana Patel, was also seen interacting and motivating the young participants.
The event saw attendance of over 650 kids fromages 17 years and below from Mangalore, Belgaum, Puttur, in addition to Bangalore.Age groups of 9 to 10 years and 11 to 12 years had the maximum participation.
Commenting on the initiative, Mr. MuraliDesingh, Business Head Speedo India said, “Promoting sports isan integral part of Speedo’s brand philosophy. As part of our initiatives, weare proud to associate with the Nisha Millet Swimming Academy. We see this asan opportunity to encourage and support kids from a young age to hone anddevelop their skills in a competitive environment. Looking at the excellentparticipation we had in Bangalore, we are now considering expanding thisinitiative to other cities as well.”
Nisha Millet, Olympian and Speedo FitnessExpert said, “We saw a fantastic turnout at our event! Kids ranging right from a young age of 6 years were seen competingat the same time thoroughly enjoying them in the pool. Events such as theseprove to be a great platform for those promising swimmers who dream aboutwinning laurels in sports. We are very pleased to be associated with SpeedoIndia and see this as a further testimony to the bright future of the sport inthe country.”
The championship was a great success. Itprovided the children an opportunity to showcase their talent and a platform tointeract and prepare for excellence in Swimming.Tofind out more about Speedo’s initiatives and products, visit www.speedo.com