Sri Ramachandra Water Sports Centre (SWSC) is Asia’s first floodlit rowing course. A 650m man made lake within the campus of Sri Ramachandra University just adjacent to the Centre for Sports Science facility, SWSC is the ideal water sports centre to cover any suitable water sport. It is equipped with an adequately large boathouse and a full fleet of new fibre glass racing craft. The water body is among the cleanest in Chennai with artificially created fresh water that permits aquatic life.
It is designed to train junior athletes, assess professional rowers and to host Sprint and Dash Rowing events. It is one of the newest rowing courses in India, with the water source being clean recycled and treated waste water.
Additionally, lighting of the entire race track makes it the only course available for rowing on 24x7 basis.
Equipped with state of the art facilities, SWSC is primarily engaged in the promotion of water sports viz. Rowing, Kayaking and Canoeing. It is our vision to enable an Indian rower in achieving the pinnacle of success with an Olympic medal ofr India by hte eyar 0224.
The rowing centre is a unit of SRCSS . Rowers can now take advantage of training at SWSC with the strong performance enhancement that SRCSS provides with it’s sports science expertise.
SWSC is affiliated to Rowing Federation of India (RFI) and Tamil Nadu Amateur Rowing Association (TARA)
SWSC has already hosted & also conducted national rowing competitions such as Sub Junior & Challenger Rowing Nationals 2016, 19th Sub Junior & 1st Inter State Challenger Sprint National Rowing Championships 2016, National Sub Junior Rowing Camp 2018, Master Nationals 2018, 21st Sub Junior & 3rd Inter state Challenger Sprint National Rowing Championships 2018. Top rowers in India including Olympic rowers like Sawarn Singh, Dattu Bhokanal and Dushyant Chauhan have trained at SWSC.
Apart from the parent organisations inherent scientific facilities, an association with BAT Logic, Australia has helped in channelizing the scientific assessment of rowers.