Further Personal Information
||Melbourne, VIC, AUS
||Commerce - Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College: India
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She began swimming at age seven. She admits she used to be afraid of the water as a child. "I scratched the coach so much he did not want me to train again."
|Why this sport?
||"I had asthma and my doctor suggested swimming. That is when I started. My dad wanted both his daughters to get into some other sport since he was a state champion in table tennis and chess."
|Hero / Idol
||Indian swimmer Rehan Poncha. (jainuniversity.ac.in, 25 Jun 2015)
||She was unable to train ahead of the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, after requiring stitches in a leg injury. She still managed to compete in the 10km open water swimming event. (jainuniversity.ac.in, 25 Jun 2015)
|Awards and honours
||In 2014 she received the Sportswoman of the Year Award at Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College in Bangalore, India. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jun 2016)
She was named Best Swimmer at the 2013 All-India Inter University Championships. (jainuniversity.ac.in, 12 Dec 2013)
In 2011 she received the Shiv Chhatrapati Award, the highest sports honour in Maharashtra, India. (mumbaimirror.com, 30 Apr 2011)
||She represented India in open water swimming at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Aug 2017)
||Her father was a state champion in table tennis and chess in India. (jainuniversity.ac.in, 25 Jun 2015)
She works as a data and evaluation support officer for the City of Whittlesea in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jun 2021)
After completing a bachelor's degree in business and commerce at Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College in India in 2014, she studied for a master's degree in human resources and marketing at the same institution. In 2020 she graduated with a master's degree in business analytics from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology [RMIT] in Australia. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jun 2021)