Udupi: Eight year-old lad Ronan Lewis shines in swimming

Udupi: Passion and dedication are the mantras for achieving success. Here is the story of a young lad determined to scale new heights in swimming.

ronanlouis_swimming_udupi 27-09-2015 22-22-20

Ronan Lewis (8), son of Roshan and Shaila Lewis, swims 1.15 km in the swimming pool. His father Roshan has been motivating Ronan in this task. Ronan swam 86 rounds in the 28 meter long swimming pool continuously this Sunday, September 27.

It took 3 months for Ronan to learn swimming. Guinness record holder Gopal Kharvi and Chandrashekar are his mentors.

ronanlouis_swimming_udupi 27-09-2015 15-55-40 ronanlouis_swimming_udupi 27-09-2015 15-56-02 ronanlouis_swimming_udupi 27-09-2015 15-57-20

Ronan is pursuing his studies in 3rd Standard at St Mary’s English Medium School, Kannarpadi. His interests are studying, cycling and chess. His brother Royden Louis studies in 1st standard and has interest in playing chess.

Ronan’s mentor Gopal Kharvi says that Ronan used to fear swimmimg a lot in the beginning of the training session. Later, he showed great interest in swimming. “He has a bright future,” he added.

ronanlouis_swimming_udupi 27-09-2015 15-59-32 ronanlouis_swimming_udupi 27-09-2015 15-59-43 ronanlouis_swimming_udupi 27-09-2015 15-59-48

Ronan’s father Roshan Lewis says that he used to accompany Ronan to the swimming classes and says that he will continue to support him in whichever field he is interested.

Roshan Lewis is interested to register his sons record in the Limca-Guinness Book of Records, but since the age limit to register for the record is 13 years, Ronan has to wait for another 5 years.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here