SAI approve swimmer Kushagra Rawat’s three month coaching stint in USA with Dave Kelsheimer

SAI approve swimmer Kushagra Rawat’s three month coaching stint in USA with Dave Kelsheimer

Throughout his three-month stint within the USA, he’ll prepare with Dave Kelsheimer, who was the assistant open water swimming coach for the 2016 USA Olympic swimming crew.

SAI approve swimmer Kushagra Rawat's three month training stint in USA with Dave Kelsheimer

File picture of Kushagra Rawat. Photograph courtesy: Sports activities Authority of India

Sports activities Authority of India’s (SAI) Mission Olympic Cell has accepted swimmer Kushagra Rawat’s three-month-long training-cum competitors stint within the USA.

Rawat is part of the Goal Olympic Podium Scheme’s (TOPS) improvement group.

Throughout his three-month stint within the USA, he’ll prepare with Dave Kelsheimer, who was the assistant open water swimming coach for the 2016 USA Olympic swimming crew.

Throughout his time within the US, Rawat may also be taking part in competitions to realize the Olympic A reduce for direct qualification.

“I had skilled beneath this coach in 2020 once I was in Australia. Among the swimmers whom I skilled with, have already achieved the Olympic A reduce. I do know the coach and his coaching patterns, which shall be helpful,” Rawat mentioned in an announcement issued by the SAI.

The freestyle swimmer has already made the Olympic B reduce in three occasions — 400m, 800m and 1500m.

Rawat is assured that together with his stint within the USA, he’ll obtain an Olympic A reduce. He was in Bengaluru final week coaching beneath famend worldwide sports activities scientist Genadijus Sokolovas, who was on a go to supported by TOPS.

“I learnt lots about swimming strategies. After all of the evaluation, I’m extra conscious of myself,” Rawat mentioned about his stint with Sokolovas.

Kelsheimer is presently the top coach of Workforce Santa Monica, California and was the USA swimming coach on the 2017 and 2019 World Championships.

He has skilled quite a lot of Olympians together with Jordan Wilimovsky, who completed fourth within the 1500 metres and fifth within the 10000 metres open-water marathon on the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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