KARSANBHAI PATEL

  • 'The Real Hero title was a morale boost for my students' March 29, 2012

    Sundernagar: Karsanbhai Patel has been training state and national level swimmers in a small village lake in Gujarat. He said the CNNIBN Real Heroes award helped give them a boost. The swimmers prepare for the championships in a canal at the tiny hamlet of Sundernagar. The canal that has produced...
  • Swimming coach turns rural kids into champions August 14, 2010

    Pratapura (Gujarat): Karsanbhai Patel has been training children of his village to swim in a local lake. He saw an opportunity where others saw only a dirty lake. For 28 years, there have been no professional facilities, yet the children he trained have gone on to become national champions. Olympic gold...
  • This real hero is training kids to be India's Phelps March 6, 2009

    New Delhi: Karsanbhai Patel has been training children of his village to swim in a local lake and he's been producing national champs, no less. He saw an opportunity where others saw only a dirty lake. For 28 years, There are no professional facilities, yet the children he trained...