Their resumption of training still on hold due to government guidelines, elite Indian swimmers say the continued restrictions on the use of pools will not only affect their performance in the next few years but is also taking a toll on their mental health.
Swimmers in the country have not entered the pools since March 25, when the first coronavirus-forced lockdown was announced. The latest Ministry of Home Affairs’ guidelines on the third phase of easing lockdown restrictions still prohibited the use of swimming pools till August 31.
Srihari Nataraj, who achieved the ‘B’ qualification mark last ...
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