Srinagar, Sep 17 (KTNS): First time in nearly two decades, a four-member swimming team from Jammu and Kashmir will participate in the National Championship scheduled to be held in Kerala.

Swimming coach Mohd. Amin while expressing happiness over the participation of team in the national games said: “The water sport in Kashmir is on the path of revival. Many players showed interest in the discipline and after selection trials at Nehru Park by Sports Council, four players have been selected to represent the state.”

Secretary J&K State Sports Council, Dr Naseem Javaid Chowdhary said it will be encouraging for youngsters to see swimming team from the State participating in the national games after a gap of 20 years. “It will certainly attract others to the discipline of swimming and will bring more into the field of sports,” he said.