IDBI Bank CMD, M S Raghavan felicitates the IAF swim team

IDBI Bank associates with IAF swimmathon for a record 50 hour swim around Mumbai

Marketing | November 5, 2014 | News

IDBI Bank IAF swimmathon Indian Air Force

IDBI bank recently associated with the IAF Swimmathon in Mumbai where Indian Air force channel swimming team ‘Delphinus’, successfully completed the extreme endurance Swimmathon, the longest open water swim in Asia.  The IAF Swimmathon is an initiative to promote and popularize the sport of open water swim in India.

The Swimmathon commenced from the Gateway of India, Mumbai on October 28 at 2.30 pm and culminated at same place on October 30 at 4 pm involving around 50 hours swim clockwise around Mumbai. The swimmathon was extremely challenging as the sea conditions were rough and swim was against current, besides other challenges of marine life like jelly fish and a very high level of water pollution.

Route Map of the IAF swimmathon team that took 50 hours to swim around Mumbai

Six swimmers of team ‘Delphinus’- The Indian Air force Channel swimming team were led by Wg Cdr Paramvir Singh. Two independent observers from the MSAAA (Maharashtra State Amateur Aquatic Association) were on board an escort boat to observe and ratify the swimming record.

The team has set records for longest open water swim in Asia, first ever swim around Mumbai in clockwise direction, longest swim ever in Arabian Sea, longest swim ever by any armed forces in the World.

M. S. Raghavan, Chairman & Managing Director, IDBI Bank, was present to receive the team, on completion of the feat and felicitated them. Speaking at the event, he said, “It’s a pleasure to be associated with the Indian Air Force in its record setting endeavour in adventure sports and promote channel swim in India”.

This is an initiative to promote and popularize the sport of open water swim in India.

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