Padukone Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence – India

The new India’s Myrtha Pools installation!
The grand opening of the much-awaited Padukone – Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence, in Bangalore took place in March 2018 making it a really important Myrtha pool in India. The Olympic-sized 50m pool was designed to be the home of top swimmers from India and around the world with the goal to make swimming an integral part of Indian culture.

This remarkable 15-acre multi-sports centre is one of the best state-of-the-art private sportsplex of India and is set up on the brainchild of Vivek Kumar, an entrepreneur who is deeply committed to the idea of developing sports excellence in Karnataka and India.
Being a world class, hassle-free infrastructure for athletes, coaches and sports academies, the centre aims to promote and build a platform for Indian youngsters –including people with disabilities– to develop their skills and excel in their field.

A project dedicated to two iconic sport stars
This project is dedicated to two of Karnataka’s and India’s iconic sport stars: Prakash Padukone, former world No.1 badminton player, and Rahul Dravid, one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. Both of them played key roles in shaping CSE as Co-Chairmen of the Board of Advisors.

The Club
Located in the North of Bangalore, the campus contains a full-sized football pitch, 16 badminton courts, squash, tennis basketball courts, a cricket ground, indoor and outdoor nets, a state-of-the-art sports science centre and two pools. One is a 50 metre, 10-lane Olympic-size swimming pool built by Myrtha Pools and equipped with 20 Myrtha Track Start starting blocks.
This Myrtha pool is now home to Dolphin Aquatics, one of the oldest registered swimming clubs in Karnataka, headed by Nihar Ameen, India’s top swimming coach.  He coached the Indian Olympic team for both the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games as well as numerous World Championships.

Myrtha Pools makes the difference
Both Mr. Nihar Ameen and Mr. Vivek Kumar, were familiar with Myrtha Pools and their reputation for quality materials, attention to detail in designing, precision of engineering, speed of installation and provides a 25-year warranty on the structure.
Myrtha Pools is an official FINA partner and a leader in the international swimming pool market.
When considering the hundreds of world-class facilities built worldwide and the unique characteristics of the Myrtha Pools technology,  the choice to go Myrtha is an easy one for owners.

Swimming: a sport and a life-skill
Myrtha Pools
is proud to be known for supplying high quality swimming pool solutions. This swimming pool will serve all age groups, will allow swimming participation as an integral part of Indian culture and will enable people to learn and enjoy swimming correctly and safely.

Padukone Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence – India
State: INDIA
Type: Competition pool
Year: 2017
Dimension: 50 x 25 m
Depth: 1.35 – 2 m
Technology: Myrtha overflow gutter – structural
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