U.S. Masters Swimming Awards 2015 Summer Nationals to SPIRE
Over 1,000 Swimmers to Participate in USMS Summer Nationals.
United States Masters Swimming (USMS) announced that the 2015 USMS Summer Nationals has been awarded to SPIRE Institute. This will be the first USMS national championship to be held at SPIRE, which opened in 2011. SPIRE has previously hosted the USMS sanctioned Short Course Meters Winter Invitational, the Long Course Summer Invitational and regional USMS Coaching Clinics.
SPIRE is no stranger to national events, having hosted the USA-Swimming Junior Olympics Championship. SPIRE is preparing to host the NCAA Division I Quad Meet (Nov. 2012), the USA-Swimming IMX Invitational (Feb. 2013), the NCAA Division I Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Conference Championship (Feb. 2013), and the USA-Swimming Speedo Sectional Championship (March 2013).
The dates for 2015 USMS Summer Nationals will be announced in the summer of 2013.
“We are thrilled to partner with SPIRE to host our 2015 Summer Nationals,” says USMS Chair Jeff Roddin. “The USMS Summer Nationals, with 1,000 or so participants, is a huge event. SPIRE has the necessary local and community support to provide a showcase experience for USMS participants.”
About SPIRE Institute SPIRE Institute, in Geneva, Ohio, integrates sports and education, training and wellness with a focus on the development of the whole self. It features 750,000 sq. ft. of Olympic grade facilities under roof, acres of outdoor fields and a multi-sport stadium complex. SPIRE and its nationally renowned coaches offer residential high school and post grad academy programs, summer and holiday camps, and weekend training sessions in soccer, track & field, volleyball, swimming and basketball (with more sports to follow). Junior athletes train alongside collegians, professionals, wounded veterans, Olympians, Paralympians and masters level athletes. SPIRE features athletic development programs with Michael Johnson Performance, mental skills training, sports medicine, nutrition and wellness programs, and a variety of customized high school and collegiate academic options. SPIRE can simultaneously host clubs, leagues, tournaments and championship events, in multiple sports, no matter the weather or the season.
About U.S. Masters Swimming U.S. Masters Swimming, founded in 1970, is a membership-operated national governing body that promotes health, wellness, fitness and competition through swimming. It does so by partnering with more than 1,500 adult swim programs across the country; promoting information via the bimonthly member magazine, SWIMMER, monthly e-newsletters, STREAMLINES, and website usms.org; and by sanctioning and promoting pool, open water and virtual events and competitions. More than 55,000 adults are registered member of U.S. Masters Swimming.