The Youth- driven TISB Swimathon set to run its Third Edition
>>The events are scheduled to take place on these three days from 3:30 PM at the TISB NAFL Valley, Whitefield-Sarjapur Road, Near Dommasandra Circle, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562125
The third edition of the TISB Swimathon, a fund raiser, will be conducted from 28th February – 2nd March 2018 at The International School Bangalore (TISB) with an expected participation of 120 students. Following the triathlon lay out as last year 40 students including 3 Special Olympics Athletes will participate in Athletics(28 Feb) , Swimming ( 1 March) and Cycling (2 March) along with the students of TISB. There is an amount pledged for every lap swam or round cycled or run. Every participant is attached to a few sponsors. What is unique about this event is the fact that it’s totally student run – both the organisers and participants are students, with the school providing logistical support and a conducive environment for them to lead.
The events are scheduled to take place on these three days from 3:30 PM at the TISB NAFL Valley, Whitefield-Sarjapur Road, Near Dommasandra Circle, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562125.
TISB Swimathon is a creation of Hridey Sahgal who in 2016 (11th grade) conceived and executed the idea by building a team of Youth leaders. The immense support from the school authorities and his resolve to add meaning to his passion for swimming brought him to SO Bharat. Hridey represented SO Bharat at the Youth Summit held during the SO World Winter Games Austria 2017, reaching out to the youth of the global community sharing the Swimathon concept
Starting as a one-off event the Swimathon has become an Annual event in the school, passing the baton to a new leader each year. Vrishabh Patil , who took over the project last year has named Parthav Shergill as his successor for the year 2018-2019.
The targets set are challenging but the passion runs deeper – the objective is to raise funds for the SO Bharat Athletes. The funds continue to be utilized for fuelling SO Bharat Youth initiatives. In June 2017 the funds supported an Aquatics Training Camp held in Goa giving additional swimming practises to the probables pitching for Aquatics at the next Abu Dhabi 2019 games.
From the TISB Team following the success of Swimathon 2017:
We believe we made a difference :”) We ran, we swam, and we cycled but at the end of the day what made the difference was doing it for a cause. Translating your avocations into vocations is what makes a difference. Through this initiative that is exactly what we’re are doing; helping an extremely talented community to do. The TISB Swimathon is not just a project for us, but about creating something sustainable and profound.
It’s been a pleasure :”)