State-level swimming contest begins
Maharashtra State Amateur Swimming Association, Nashik District Amateur Swimming Association and Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) have jointly organised 31st sub-junior and 41st junior state-level swimming competition. The competition has been inaugurated today i.e May 29 by the hands of mayor adv Yatin Wagh. The competition will conclude on June 1. The competition has been officially inaugurated at 9 am where dignitaries like NMC’s acting commissioner Sanjeev Kumar, city engineer Sunil Khune, superintendent engineer UB Pawar and district sports officer Sanjay Sabnis along with corporators from Nashik Road area were present.
The competition will take place at NMC’s Rastramata Jijau international swimming pool where state-level competitions of 2003 and national competitions of 2004 were held. Such kind of competition has been organised at the same pool after a gap of 10 years.
As many as 30 categories of both the groups will be part of the competition. Approximately 1,200 swimmers will participate in the same. Swimmers will demonstrate their skills in categories like free-style, back stroke, breast stroke, butterfly, individual medley, free style relay and medley relay.
In water polo sports category, eight teams of boys and four teams of girls have participated. In diving category, 40 boys and 30 girls have participated.
The competition is being held according to the rules of Fina, the international organisation and directive principles of Indian Swimming Association. Officials of state and district associations are taking the efforts for the success of the programme.