Inter-university meet from Oct 26

Inter-university meet from Oct 26

 Jain University will host the All India Inter-university Aquatic Cha­m­pionship from October 26-30 at the Jain University Global Campus, Kanakpura, near here. 

The championship, which will see over 1000 participants from 120 universities, will be inaugurated by Olympian and five-time national champion Rehan Poncha. 

Some of the eminent swimmers across the top institutions making their presence include Poorva Shetty, Rakshit Shetty (both Jain University), Saurabh Sangvekar (University of Mumbai), Neil Contracter (Gujarat University), Jashandeep Singh (Punjab University) and Sneha T (RGUHS).

Among the 1000 athletes, 650 will be competing in the swimming discipline while the rest will prove their mettle in water polo and diving events. 

Touch pads will be introduced during the meet. 

To ensure accuracy in the competition, an electronic device, which records the timing, will be placed in all the eight lanes before the start in addition to the regular manual timing method.  

“We have received strict guidelines from the All India University Sports Board, Delhi on avoiding age violations and we intend to follow them,” said Sankar UV, Director of Sports, Jain University.