Mangaluru: The city’s leading educational institution, St Aloysius College is all set to launch its new state-of-the-art swimming pool. The 50-mtr long and 25-mtr wide eight-lane swimming pool is said to be of Olympic standards.The swimming pool is the result of the contributions from the St Aloysius College Alumni Association (SACAA) and the grants from the University Grants Commission (UGC). The pool which could host national and international events is currently nearing completion. The city’s only swimming pool, a 6-lane pool, to host all major swimming events is near Mangala Stadium.
Speaking to media, SACAA President Richard Gonsalves informed that only a few works were pending after which the opening ceremony could be probably organised on December 19. “The cost of the construction came somewhere between Rs 7 crore and Rs 8 crore,” he said.
Inclusive of all necessary infrastructures, the pool has a baby pool, water ozonation plant, gallery, changing room, parking area and other things.