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India swim coach On Pakistan duty Back To Main


Mazin Mathew| TNN

Bangalore: FINA’s (Federation Internationale de Natetion) initiative to popularize swimming in Pakistan has found one of the best in the business to helm the project

India’s national coach Pradeep Kumar.
The highly experienced Bangalorean was picked by the world swimming body along with the International.
Olympic committee (IOC), to train 46 Pakistani coaches for a six day coaching clinic in Islamabad under its acclaimed FIN/IOC Olympic Solidarity Development Pogramme.
“I’ m honoured that FINA has picked me to lead this programme. The main objective is to train theem in all aspects of coaching such as methodology, stroke technique, water treading planning and logistics diet and nutrition and so on. So far the response has been great Pradeep told TOI from Islamabad on Tuesday.
The clinic which began on Monday also features two coaches from Nepal and also conducts a special evening training session for Pakistani swimmers.
The standard of swimming here is slowly improving, They have a bunch of good swimmers from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. The main issue is that apart from a handful of indoor pools, they lack swimming infrastructure said Pradeep an ASCA Level-5 certified coach. The head coach will be back in India on December 4.