Coaches

Nihar Ameen

Head Coach and Program Director of Dolphin Aquatics.

Mr. Ameen 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.....

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

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.

Pawan Kumar

Mr.Pawan Kumar is Austswim certified at AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety.

Dipak Kumar Mandal

He is Level 1 and 2 Certified by ASCA Bangalore in 2020, Also a Lifeguard Level 4 Certified from Life Saving Society of India from Kolkata, having work experience in the same field for 7 Months, Currently working for Dolphin Aquatics Kensington pool.

Sumit Kumar

He has completed ASCa level 1 and 2 at Bangalore, also Level 4 Life Guard Certified from Saving Society of India from Kolkata , having work experience in the same field for 7 months, Currently working for Dolphin Aquatics Kensington pool.

BHASKAR A A

He was a Competitive swimmer and won many medals in the same. He started his swimming career at the age of “Five” in SDAT-Shakthi Swimming Academy Chennai Tamilnadu, he also representing the same state for many years, he also represented AM Jain University for “three” consecutive years in the National University Championship. He also completed his NIS Diploma in Swimming and also has experience in training multiple kids in state and national level, currently working in Dolphin Aquatics Kensington pool as a Coach For Senior, Junior Competitive kids.

Ajinkya

He was a competitive Swimmer who represented Maharashtra State at Different levels and won medals in the same, he was also a active swimmer in Dolphin Aquatics CSE Centre for 2 years. He is ASCA Level 1 and 2 Certified Coach Currently at Dolphin Aquatics Kensington pool.

Arup Karmakar

He is Life Guard certified from Saving Society of India from kolkata. And District level swimmer in Kolkata, Currently working for Dolphin Aquatics Kensington pool.

Manas

He was a competitive swimmer and also represented many levels for Assam State. He is now a ASCA Level 1 and 2 Certified coach currently working for Dolphin Aquatics Kensington pool.