Nisha Millet, a celebrated swimmer, reflects on her career and the founding of the Nisha Millet Swimming Academy (NMSA). As a child, a near-drowning incident at the age of 5 led to her developing hydrophobia. Nevertheless, her father played a crucial role in helping her overcome her fear and ultimately dedicate herself to a successful swimming career. Millet emphasizes the significance of mental strength and engaging in sports out of love rather than monetary gains.
Millet’s numerous achievements and awards, including the prestigious Arjuna Award and participation in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, are a testament to her talent and dedication. She credits her success to her passion for sports, perseverance, and mental resilience – qualities she now instills in the athletes she coaches.
During Millet’s swimming career, sponsorships primarily consisted of sports gear and limited financial aid. Her family’s unwavering emotional and financial support allowed her to pursue her dreams. In recent years, the sports landscape has evolved with more companies offering sponsorships and the media providing increased coverage, which has led to greater financial support for athletes.
Before founding NMSA, Millet dedicated her time to helping individuals overcome hydrophobia by making swimming enjoyable for them. Over time, her academy has transformed into a hub for training young athletes who go on to compete at the national level. Millet attributes her success to having clear goals and the right support network. Today, she finds immense satisfaction in inspiring others through her journey in the world of swimming