Maharashtra Cabinet Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairy development and Youth Welfare & Sports Shri Sunil Kedar felicitated Vishal Chandurkar Asstt. Coach of Aqua Sports Club for his contribution in the field of swimming. Cabinet Minister Sunil Kedar congratulated Vishal Chandurkar for becoming the youngest and first swimming coach from Nagpur for accomplishing the ASCA Level – 5 Certification course in Swimming Coaching at International Level and gave him best wish for his future endeavor.
Vishal Chandurkar became the member of ASCA i.e. American Swimming Coaches Association, Florida, United States of America in the year 2014. In the year 2016 he successfully completed ASCA Level – 1 certification in swimming coaching and in the year 2018 ASCA Level – 2 , in the year 2019 ASCA Level – 3 and in the year 2020 ASCA Level – 4 and Level – 5.
Vishal Chandurkar also an Ex-member of Australian Swimming Coaches And Teachers Association (ASCTA) Australia, has completed the Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA) Certification in Swimming Coaching.
Earlier in the year 2002 he had successfully cleared the Certification Course in Swimming Coaching conducted by Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports, Patiala at New Delhi. Apart from this, he is also a member of World Swimming Coaches Association (WSCA) United States of America.
He is a regular member of Aqua Sports Club & is working in the field of swimming coaching since the last 22 years and has guided several State, National and International level swimmers from this Orange City. Prominently mentioned are Aditi Shah, youngest National Game Female swimmer (Guwahati National Games) and National Game swimmer Ajinkya Kalele, the only male swimmer from Nagpur.
Ajinkya had also been the 1st swimmer from the city to get medal for Rashtra Sant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) at All India Inter University Aquatic Championship and is an Ace swimmer who broke the 22 year old three records of Milind Soman at the Senior State Aquatic Championship held at Mumbai. Pooja Banerjee, Harsh Jaiswal, Siddhant Sardeshpande, Neel Banerjee and Rishika Bodele represented Maharashtra in SGFI National, International swimmer Radha Takone who represented India at Deaflympics Taipai 2009, Taiwan.
Also, International swimmer Kanchanmala Pande (President Award Winner, Best Swimmer in India) represented India at the World Para Swimming Championship and become the first Indian swimmer won Gold Medal at World Para Swimming Championship held at Mexico 2017. He also guided Long Distance Adventure Sea Swimming Swimmers like Ninoshka Rodrigues and Apoorva Gorle who completed 35km. from Dharmtar to Gateway of India, Harsh Jaiswal who completed 22km. from Revas to Gateway of India, Anzar Rana, Aditi Shah, Mrunmayee Deshpande and Ashwin Mokashi who completed 12km. from Elephanta Caves to Gateway of India. He attributed the credit of his success to Aqua Sports Club President Shri Mohan Nahatkar, Secretary Shri Mangesh Gadre and Chief Coach Dr. Pravin Lamkhade.