Adya Agarwal, a young athlete from Thane, has always been interested in sports and fitness since he was a child. She began swimming as a hobby when she was four years old. She didn’t consider making swimming her primary sport at first. But as the days passed, Adya adapted to the increased fundamentals of swimming as her primary sport.
At the age of 6.5, she had her first opportunity to participate in an open water sea swimming event from Elephanta Caves Island to the Gateway of India in Mumbai, covering a distance of 12 kilometres. The second event took place on March 15, 2020 and covered a distance of 21 kilometres from Elephanta caves to Karanja jetty in Uran.
Unfortunately, the pandemic put future plans on hold. And Adya took a two-year break from swimming, but she didn’t give up and continued to practise with her coach, Deepika Patil. Her family’s support set her apart from other children her age. Father and mother take her for two hours of practise every day, take her to open water practise, look after her diet, and so on.
Given Adya’s enthusiasm, energy, and focus, a special event was planned in collaboration with MSAAA. On her tenth birthday, November 13, 2022 she will swim 12 kilometres in open water from Elephanta Caves to the Gateway of India.