Swapnil Patil

  • Sport : Swimming (S10)
  • Date of Birth : 6/1/1998
  • Hometown : Kolhapur, Maharashtra
  • Current Training Base : Dolphin Aquatics, Bangalore
  • Nature of Disability : Orthopaedic Handicapped (Deformity in one leg)

Swapnil'S STORY

Afflicted by Polio at an early age, Swapnil started swimming on the advice of doctors at the age of six, as a form of Hydrotherapy. Inspired by one of India’s most successful swimmers, Virdhawal Khade, young Swapnil Patil relocated to Bangalore to train at the same swimming centre as his idol in Dolphin Aquatics.

The tall, lanky Kolhapur boy began competing and soon started winning medals at all local swim meets. Having done well at the National level, Swapnil represented India at internationals winning his first international medal aged 15 years. In 2014, he was chosen to be part of the Indian swimming team for the Asian Para Games in Incheon, Korea. He was part of the bronze medal winning 4x100 medley relay team. Still only 20, Swapnil has a bright future ahead of him with the Para Asian Games in 2018 and Tokyo Paralympics in 2020 lined up.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Bronze medal in the 50m Backstroke event at the IDM Berlin Swimming championships, 2018
  • Gold Medal (50m Backstroke) and Bronze Medal (50m Freestyle) at the 2017 NSW State Open Championship Sydney
  • Bronze medal in 4x100m medley relay at the 2014 Para Asian Games Bronze in Incheon (Korea)

Tentative Competition Schedule till 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio (7th-18th September)

Competition Location Date Add Event
2016 IDM Berlin Swimming Championship Berlin, Germany 9th - 12th June Add to my calendar
2016 Portugal National Summer Swimming Championship Povoa de Varzim, Portugal 18th - 19th June Add to my calendar
Caixa Loterias Athletics & Swimming Championship 2016 Sao Paolo, Brazil 15th - 17th July Add to my calendar

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