Sachin Chetty

Full Name: Sachin ChettyChettyEDIT
Date of Birth: 14 JANUARY 2000
Gender: Male
Place of Birth: Durban
Home Town: Durban
Sporting Code: Swimming
Introduction to your Sport: My parent’s first introduced me to swimming at the age of 3.  At the time it was teaching me water safety.  It was in primary School when my interest in swimming peaked as I was actively involved in my Primary school’s swimming squad.  My first race was in Primary school where I won my first freestyle event which was where I realized I had talent.  At the age of 12 I joined a swimming club which was where I perfected my stroke and I became more competitive in my swimming and I began competing in club galas. I enjoyed swimming and was most happy when I was in the water.  I continued competing both at club level as well as at high school. My performance improved and I broke school records and was awarded at School for my excellence in the pool.
Career Achievements
• Selected to train with the South African National swimming team – Nelspruit training camp in January 2018
• Elected on Project 2022 Common wealth games swim team in 2017 and 2018.
• Represented South Africa at the CANA Zone 4 Swimming championships in Angola winning 2 silver medals and 1 bronze medal
• Selected as part of Team KZN to compete in the SA Schools Championships and medaled.
• Competed at Capital K and Midmar mile open water swimming events
• Awarded in 2013 KZN Aquatics: Top male SA Level 1 Regional National Swimmer
• Achieved Senior National Qualifying times(long course and Short course)
Favourite Food: Pizza and pasta
What do you like to do in your down time: Cycling, running, theatre, yoga and meditation
Instagram: Sachinchetty_
Specialist Events: 50m,100m and 200m breaststroke
Importance of the EADP to me: I’m greatly honoured to be recognized for my talent and grateful for being given the opportunity to be on the Elite Athlete Development Programme.  All the support in terms of musculoskeletal screening, dietary consultation and high performance testing will help me grow and develop into a very competitive athlete.  I will ensure that I use every aspect of this program to the best of my ability and will continue to work hard to stay on this programme in order to achieve the best swimming results when representing both the KZN Province and South Africa.
Favourite Drink: Lipton ice tea

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