She joined the Swami Brahmananda Pratishthan school in Belapur and that according to her parents was the turning point in Sneha’s life. The school encouraged her and helped her hone her swimming skills. She started taking part in competitive events, winning a string of medals at various district-level, as well as national competitions.
“The school sent her to several district-level competitions and that’s when she was picked up by the Special Olympics team and she went for the national championship to Bengaluru, when she was 19 years old. It was her first time away from home and we were worried if she’ll be able to manage her everyday routine without our support but she was way more independent than we thought. Sneha came back victorious with three gold medals, two silver medals and two bronze medals and that led to her selection for the Special Olympics,” says Madhu Verma.