Aquatic Centre

The Nettakallappa Aquatic Centre (NAC) is named in honor of the late K A Nettakallappa former Managing Director of Deccan Herald and Prajavani group of newspapers and a passionate sports enthusiast. Nettakallappa actively was involved in supporting many associations including badminton, mountaineering and athletics during the early days of sports in Karnataka. He also encouraged and supported individual athletes such as Prakash Padukone, Kenneth Powell, Nirmala Uthaiah. In 2012 the NAC was established, in his reflection to foster a healthy swimming ecosystem in India bringing together the best of swimming education and talent.

NAC provides an opportunity for children to begin learning at a young age, continue to train with consistent coaching, and for adults to incorporate swimming as part of their approach to a healthy lifestyle. NAC brings together three aspects necessary to deliver on its promise. Swimming pools and fitness centers in one location for the various stages of a swimmer’s growth and development. A holistic curriculum, that focuses on the foundation of swimming. A passionate team of trainers who are certified from internationally recognised programs.


Our Vision — developing world class swim champions and nurture healthy communities.



NAC is managed by the K. N. Guruswamy Educational & Charitable Trust, a not-for-profit focused on education and sports, based in Bengaluru. The trust was founded by Shri. K. N. Guruswamy a renowned philanthropist who pioneered education and welfare activities in Karnataka. He was also the founder of The Deccan Herald and Prajavani group of newspapers. The management consists of experts from different sectors who have come together to ensure that best practices across education, management and swimming are implemented at NAC.


Sujatha Tilak Kumar



Partha Varanashi

Swim Director


Anuradha Anekal

Head of NAC


T D Vijayraghavan

K N Tilak Kumar