Saturday, February 28, 2009

Talasha Prabhu in Indian swimming squad for South Africa

Swimming Federation of India said that Dempo Goodwill Brand Ambassador, Goa ace swimmer Talasha Prabhu has been selected to train in South Africa High Performance Center at the University of Pretoria.

This is for higher training to train the Indian team for the forthcoming 2010 Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi.

The Indian Team will leave for South Africa tomorrow and will return on April 1.
The selection was preceded by a strenuous coaching camp which started on January 12 at Bangalore Sports Authority of India (SAI) South Center.

Sixty-three top swimmers were asked to join the camp and after working on the techniques and basic strengthening, a total of 35 swimmers (25 male and 15 female) were shortlisted to go to South Africa for an intensive training programme.

This is the first foreign training camp for an Indian swimming team and the swimmers will be exposed to biomechanical and physiological tests along with advanced training methods.