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Professional swimmer K. Surendra leads Academy swim team to victory

“It’s been a great pleasure to share my previous teaching experience here at the Academy,” commented Surendra. “The Academy is filled with enthusiasm when it comes to sports, particularly swimming.”
 
K.Surendra has been the swimming coach at the Academy for the past four years. Surendra began his career as a swimmer for the Indian Defense, where he worked for five years. Given his interest in education, he made the transition to teaching physical education and swimming. Prior to working at the Academy, he taught at an IB school in New Delhi for eight years. 
 
“It’s been a great pleasure to share my previous teaching experience here at the Academy,” commented Surendra. “The Academy is filled with enthusiasm when it comes to sports, particularly swimming.” 
 
Surendra has utilised his sports and teaching experience in several international schools to build an award-winning swim team at the Academy.
 
In fact, the Academy’s swim team has been awarded the title of PYP Network Champions twice. Students won 43 medals at the PYP interschool swimming competition held at Indus International School earlier this year (2017). More recently, Surendra’s team won 59 medals in the interschool swim meet held at Oakridge International School on 31st August and at Glendale School on 1st October 2017. Among the medals earned were 32 gold medals and 19 silver medals. 
 
“The swim team would like to thank all the parents and teachers for their support. Without them this wouldn’t have been possible,” added Surendra. 
 
“Just keeping swimming…” on to victory!
 
 Writer: Jennifer Tubbs