New Training Facilities for the Indian Triathlon Academy
2004 has seen a significant
development at the Indian Triathlon Academy with the recent completion
of a new cycle track and the anticipated completion in mid September of
a 6 lane 25 meter swimming pool.
These 2 new facilities will significantly enhance the development of
Triathlon in India and provide the much needed opportunity to India's
Triathletes to train at a higher and more consistent level.
Traditional Hindu Blessing for the new Cycle Track
The new cycle track located
at T.S. Narayanaswami College just outside of Chennai, is 450 metres
long and 4 metres wide providing Triathletes at the Academy a safe
training environment for the development of cycling speed and skills
rather than battling Chennai's busy traffic.
Other facilities at the College in addition to the cycling track will
include a 6 lane 400 metre running track with a football field in the
middle. Both of these facilities are still under construction.
Academy Athletes Mani, Jabir & Shinde test the cycle track with
TSN College in background
The other significant
addition to the Indian Triathlon Academy is a new swim complex which is
being constructed at the Academy's current base which is located in
conjunction with the ICL National Squash Academy in the heart of
Chennai. The 25 metre pool will feature an "open roof" over ¾ of the
pool and the coaching deck which will provide much relief and provide
protection for both athletes and coaches from the relentless Chennai
Triathlon Academy Pool under construction
include change rooms, a dining area with a fully equipped kitchen, along
with a lounge area for athletes to relax. The current Squash Complex
already includes accommodation which is currently undergoing a
significant upgrade, a fully equipped gymnasium, and an air conditioned
conference room which has hosted many courses for both Squash and
Cycle Track on the main straight
On completion of
construction of the facilities, the Indian Triathlon Academy will
instigate a number of exciting new Programs through aimed at increasing
the participation of multi sports in participants of all ages. With
these new facilities, in addition to the new Programs and the current
Program with our Elite Triathletes we look forward to a bright future
for Indian Triathlon.