Nihar Ameen

Mr. Nihar Ameen is the Head Coach and Program Director of Dolphin Aquatics. Mr. Ameen, 55 years, has been awarded the prestigious Dronacharya Award (Life Time Achievement category) in 2015. The Dronacharya Award presented by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports honours Sports Coaches for outstanding contribution. Mr. Ameen is the first coach in Swimming to receive this award and he dedicates this to the Swimming Community. Mr. Ameen received the Dronacharya Award on 29-Aug-2015 from The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Dronacharya Award is an award presented by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, for excellence in sports coaching. The committee recommended five names for the award, which includes three Lifetime Achievement Awards. Nihar Ameen is one among the three nominated for the most prestigious award and a recognition of highest order for a coach in the country. He was recommended considering his achievements in swimming for over a period of 20 years.....

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Mr. Binesh is one of the most dependable coaches in Dolphin Aquatics and has vast experience in coaching for more than 24 years. Mr. Binesh earlier worked with Mr. Nihar Ameen at the KC Reddy Swim Centre, Sadashivnagar, Bangalore. Mr. Binesh moved to Dolphin Aquatics in 2010 and since then has been handling many roles, be it coaching “Learn to Swim” batches or assisting the Head Coach.

Certifications - ASCA Level II, AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming & Water Safety

Madhu Kumar BM

Madhu Kumar BM

Mr. Madhu Kumar was a competitive swimmer and started his career in 2000 at the KC Reddy Swim Centre, Sadashivnagar, Bangalore. Mr. Madhu won a Bronze Medal at the Asian Age Group Swimming Championship 2003 in Macau. Mr. Madhu also set a National Age Group Record in Breaststroke in 2003. Mr. Madhu later pursued his career as a Scuba Diving instructor in Andaman Islands. Mr. Madhu moved to Bangalore in 2010 and is currently incharge of the administration and facility management at the Dolphin Academy and also assists the Head Coaching during training.

Certifications - ASCA Level III

  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety
  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Competitive Strokes
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Mr. Madhu was the youngest Scuba Diving Instructor and conducts Scuba classes at the Dolphin Academy as time permits.

Swachand Astekar

Swachand Astekar

Mr. Astekar is the Strength and Conditioning coach at Dolphin Aquatics. Mr. Astekar has been working with the Senior Swimmers since 2012. Mr. Astekar was earlier with Gold’s Gym and is highly qualified in this field. Mr. Astekar is very enthusiastic and works with all Swimmers.

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Mr. Dubey is a former National Level Swimmer and has been coaching at different centres across the country.

Certifications - AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety