An Aquatic Clash - The Annual Swimming Open 2018

An Aquatic Clash - The Annual Swimming Open 2018

Raksha Karkera | Sep 10, 2018

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The institute had its annual swimming open on Saturday 8th September. The event was opened by the Director Dr Animesh Biswas who was accompanied by the Dean of Students Welfare Prof. Simanchala Panigrahi and SAC president Prof.Snehashish Chakraverty.

The event was hosted by two clarion club members, Sai Swarup Mohanty and Vivek V who did a very good job to take the crowd through the various events. The competition saw the staff, institute team and campus children face off against each other. There was an under 12 category for both boys and girls which was mostly for the campus children.

To set the momentum for the event, the meet started with the very much sought after event, Boys 50m freestyle for the institute which had to be divided into two heats due to many participants. The meet also saw the campus children face off against each other—with many beginners on the team, their competitive spirit was one to applaud.

The staff had their spirits high as well, they managed to give a very close competition to the institute team.

The competition ended with the mixed relay which had most of the competitors on their toes which marked as a great end to the meet and the campus children took the first position, followed by the institute team taking runners-up and the staff team bagging the third position for the relay.

The event was finally concluded with the prize distribution ceremony.



Team MM took the statements of the swimming coach, boys team captain and girls team captain and this is what they had to say:

Statement of the Swimming coach Purnima Joshi:

Winners of today’s event should look forward to participating in Inter NIT and prepare to win laurels for the institute. This will make them all-rounders and can help them greatly during placements. More planning and subcommittees are required for better management to organize constructively from both the student’s and official’s sides.
The swimming club needs more active and regular participation from the students. Especially girls need to be encouraged to take up swimming and sports which can greatly contribute towards their health. Girls can get in touch with me on the same during swimming and P.E classes or at my office in SAC.

The boy's captain Aditya Sinha added— 

Swimming should be looked at as a serious sport rather than seen as a leisure activity especially for the first years and sophomores, given that we have an Olympic sized swimming pool.

There is no proper equipment present to help the interested students hone their talents and improve their skills.
Moreover, the institute swim team needs the support and cooperation of the authorities at SAC for granting them the means for conducting proper practices, equipment and longer practicing time slots. Only then, will the institute be able to excel in this field and students will be able to show more interest. The lack of proper training and equipment along with the disinterest of the students in the competitive sense makes us lack excellence in this sport.

The girls Team Captain Rituparna Nanda said— 

As the girls swimming captain, I would like to encourage more girls to come and participate in sports events like swimming which is good for overall fitness and it is a  fun activity. From this competition, we had a rough idea about the ones who will represent our institute in IIT BHU - “Spardha” and all India Inter - NIT competition in Surathkal.

 

The results of the event were as follows: 

 

Campus Children (Boys) under 12

Boys 50m Freestyle

Position

   Name

1

Rohit Kumar Jena

2

Magnesh Nayak

3

Pratik Oram

Boys 50m Breast Stroke

Position

   Name

1

Rohit Kumar Jena

2

Magnesh Nayak

3

Pratik Oram


Campus Children (Girls) under 12

50 m Freestyle

 

Position    Name 

1

               Sritika Mishra

2

             Aadhya

3

         Debadrita Sarkar

 

50 m Breastroke

Position

    Name

1

Sritika Mishra

2

Aadhya

3

Debadrita Sarkar

 

Campus Children (Boys) above 12

50 m Freestyle

Position

   Name

1

Piyush Kumar Sahoo

2

Aniket Dash

3

Sohan Mohanty

50 m Breast stroke

Position

   Name

1

Aniket Dash

2

Piyush Kumar Sahoo

3

Sohan Mohanty

STUDENTS (Boys) 50 M Freestyle

Position       

Name

1

Aditya Sinha

2

Thakur Patel

3

Bhavesh Gupta

100 m Freestyle

Position

   Name

1

Ritvik Verma

2

Bhavesh Gupta

3

Prithu Prasad

50 m breastroke

Position

    Name

1

Tenzing Bhutia

2

Kiran Kumar

3

G. Karthikeyan

100m breast stroke

Position

    Name

1

Tenzing Bhutia

2

Ritvik Verma

3

Saif Alam

50 M Backstroke 

Position

     Name

1

Arbin Basik

2

Kiran Kumar

3

Bikash Ranjan Patra

50 M Butterfly

Position

  Name 

1

Aditya Sinha

2

Thakur Patel

3

Prithu Prasad

STUDENTS (GIRLS)

50 M FREESTYLE

Position        Name

 

  1              Raksha Karkera

 

2                    Dzelu Michello

 

3                    Subhashree Swain   

 

 

50 M BREAST STROKE

Position   

Name

1

Raksha Karkera

2

Dzelu Michello

3

Reetuparna Nanda

50 M Backstroke

Position       

Name

1

Reetuparna Nanda

2

Subhashree Swain

3

Subhangi Srivastav


 

STAFF (MEN )

50 M Freestyle 

Position   

Name

1

Ranjan Kumar

2

Saurav Ranjan

3

  1. Jayabalan

50 M Breast Stroke

Position

  Name

1

Ranjan Kumar

2

R. Jayabalan

3

Saurav Ranjan Sarangi

STAFF (WOMEN)

50 M Freestyle

Position  

Name

1

Aditi Mohanty

2

Anwesha Pal

3

M.J.Toppo

Position

  Name

1

Anwesha Pal

2

M.J. Toppo

3

Aditi Mohanty

Relay (4*50 M Freestyle)

Position

  Name

1

  • Aniketh Dash

  • Piyush Kumar Sahoo

  • Sai Jagannath

  • Rohit Kumar Jena

2

  • Ritvik Verma

  • Raksha Karkera

  • Kiran Kumar

  • Reetuparna Nanda

3

  • Pramod Oram

  • Saurav Ranjan Sarangi

  • Bhubhaneshwar Das

  • Ranjan Kumar


 

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