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Dr S P Mukherjee Swimming Pool

The Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Swimming Pool is a swimming complex located in New Delhi, India. It hosted the aquatics events for the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in the capital. This swimming stadium is owned by the Sports Authority of India (SAI).


Located in the Central Ridge Forest Area near Talkatora Garden in New Delhi, this swimming pool complex is conveniently located. The nearest metro station to reach the stadium is The Jhandewalan Metro Station, which makes it easy to reach. The stadium is just 3 km or 8 minutes from the metro station if one travels by car.


S.P. Mukherjee Swimming Stadium has the largest cable net roof in the globe. This is a unique feature of the swimming stadium. The roofing is innovative and it is fully air conditioned. It has been revamped and renovated from its older look to suit international standards of swimming today. The CPWD took the help of five nations to build this stadium when it was renovated, including Germany, UK, France, Spain and USA. The cost for the renovation was an estimated Rs 377 crores.


This swimming stadium spans over a huge area of 12.13 acres of land in New Delhi. It has a total built up area of 3.7 acres to include a diving pool and a swimming pool. There are three major pools in this area kept for competitions, swimming, diving and other warm up exercises. Considering the extreme temperatures the city witnesses, there are temperature control devices in the pools. For the convenience of athletes, elevators have been provided to reach the pools located at the upper levels of the stadium.  All the diving facilities of these pools are at par with Olympic standards. There are underwater observation windows as well. The stadium has a total seating capacity of 5000 seats. It is today, a place of immense national pride, especially for training swimmers in the country.

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