Jayant will swim Palk strait between Sri Lanka to IndiaÂ
JD Sports Youth Foundation and National Institute of Swimming jointly organised Palk Strait Adventure Solo Swimming Expedition. In this expedition, 18 year old Open Water Swimmer of Nagpur, Jayant Jaiprakash Duble will cross Palk Strait between Sri Lanka ( Talaimannar) to India(Dhanushkodi) on 26 March 2021. Through this expedition, Jayant will spread the message of Friendship between India and Sri Lanka Fit India Movement and Drowning Prevention Awareness.
Jayant has participated successfully inÂ various Adventure sea swimming expedition in India. He had successfully completed World’s Longest 81 km Swimming Competition in River Bhagirathi with the timing of 12hours 29 minutes and stood 7th amongst the participants. Also he has successfully completed 36km All India Sea Swimming Competition organised by Gujarat Government. Recently, Jayant has established new record in Open Water Swimming at Goa by being the first swimmer to swim on the new routeÂ and cover a distance of 24km and 27 km.Â He is also an India Book of Record Holder.Â
Fitness is very essential in order to live a healthy life. Jayant with his youth team has came forward to spread this message and has established JD Sports Youth Foundation which is recognised by Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry Of India. Also this Foundation aims to reduce the number of deaths caused by drowning due to lack of knowledge of water safety and disobeying the water safety rules.
In this expedition, Jayant will spread the message of Friendship between India and Sri Lanka, Fit India and Drowning Prevention Awareness.
Around 11-12 Indian Swimmers have successfully swam Palk Strait. Among them, Taranath Shenoy, Rupali Repale and Balasaheb Ghadge were from Maharashtra.
It will be a matter of pride for Maharashtra that after a decade, Jayant will be the 4th swimmer who will attempt Palk Strait. Swimming through Palk Strait is challenging for the open water swimmers as sand bars appears and disappear with regularity as do sharks. The danger in the sea is mostly from sharks, snakes, jellyfish and other poisonous bugs. Midnight swimming, tides, wind force also obstruct the swimmers.
For this challenging attempt, since last two years, Jayant is being trained by his father, Dr. Jaiprakash Duble ,who himself is International Swimming Coach and Dr. Sambhaji Bhonsale. Various training programs midnight swimming in pool as well as open water in sea and lake were also arranged for Jayant including practice session in cold water for acclimatisation.
Jayant, while speaking to the press informed, that last year he was well prepared for attempting Palk Strait but due to the CoVID-19 pandemic he could not attempt. Further he said, due to lockdown and non availability of swimming pools, his focus was shifted more towards physical fitness and this time he is more confident and well prepared to swim Palk strait successfully and looking forward to establish a new record.
During this expedition, Jayant will be accompanied by two boats for his safety, out of which one boat will exclusively control the traffic and another will carry the observer of Swimming Federation of India, Mr. Tamil Vanan, lifeguards, expert local fishermen, swimmers and his mother, Archana Duble and his father Dr. Jaiprakash Duble.
Jayant is a first year BPE student of Jyotiba College of Physical Education, Nagpur. He is a member of Dolphin Swimming culb,Nagpur and 4 Maharashtra NCC Naval Cadet. For this expedition, Jayant has received NOC, clearance and best wishes from concerned ministries. Swimming Federation of India,
Swimming Association of Maharashtra, Silver Fitness Club, Sportsindi and others have given best wishes to Jayant for his successful attempt.