Aadya Agarwal, a young athlete from Thane, was always an enthusiast about sports and fitness
since childhood. She started swimming as a hobby at the age of 4. Initially, she didn’t think about
making swimming her elementary sport. But as the days were spent on practicing, Adya adapted the increased fundamentals on swimming as her primary sport.
She got her first opportunity at the age of 6.5 years to participate in an open water sea swimming event from Elephanta Caves Island to Gateway of India, Mumbai, covering a span of 12 kilometers swimming.
The second event was conducted on March 15, 2020, from Elephanta caves to Karanja jetty in Uran, covering a span of 21 km.
Unfortunately, the pandemic delayed future plans. And Adya stopped swimming for two years, but she didn’t give up and kept practicing with her coach, Deepika Patil. Family support made her different from other kids of her age. Father and mother take her for daily two hours of practice, take her for open water practice, take care of her diet and so on.
Looking at Adya’s interest, energy and focus a special event was organised in association with MSAAA. The open water swimming Individual event from Elephanta caves to Gateway of India, covering a span of 12 km on her 10th birthday on November 13, 2022.