SPIRE

SWIMMING

SPIRE Swim Camps

A unique, cutting-edge environment for swimmers wanting a competitive advantage. Camps focus on all technical aspects of racing and are designed to specifically develop the four competitive strokes plus starts, turns, transitions and finishes. Stroke technique, efficiency and speed will all improve. SPIRE Performance Training is included and designed to develop core strength, power and flexibility.

Ages: 13-18

Recent high school graduates not currently enrolled in college are also eligible to attend. Past or current membership on a swimming team is a requirement for camp enrollment.

Register For Camp
  • Stroke Camp (5 Day)

    Dates:

    • June 6-10, 13-17, 20-24
    • August 8-12 – SOLD OUT!

    Cost:

    • $595 for Day Camp
    • $795 for Boarding 

    Meals included:

    • Day: Breakfast and lunch
    • Boarding: breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Age Group:

    • 12 and older

    Description 

    SPIRE’s Competitive Swimming Camp is structured around a philosophy of teaching skill acquisition and development in all four competitive strokes. Two daily water sessions are led by a world-class staff. Workouts are structured to improve stroke technique with a combination of drills, skills and training. 

    Each athlete will have opportunities to enhance all phases of competitive swimming through individualized attention from our excellent coaches and counselors. Individual stroke analysis, dryland instruction and lecture sessions will give the campers one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date training camp experiences available in the United States.

    Each swimmer  will receive/experience:

    • Drills and Skills in all 4 competitive strokes
    • Drills and Skills in all competitive turns including IM transitions
    • Drills and Skills in forward Start, Backstroke Start, and Relay Start
    • Mental Skills Training
    • Introductions to weight room and dryland exercises
    • Delicious Food
  • Start and Turn Camp (3 Day)

    Dates:

    • October 15-17, 2021
    • May 28-30, 2022
    • June 3-5, 2022
    • June 10-12, 2022
    • June 11-13, 2022 – ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT
    • June 18-20, 2022 – SOLD OUT!
    • July 1-3, 2022
    • August 5-7, 2022
    • August 13-15, 2022 – SOLD OUT!

    Cost:

    • $345 for Day Camp
    • $595 for Boarding

    Meals included:

    • Day: Breakfast and lunch
    • Boarding: breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Age Group:

    • 12 and older

    Description:

    SPIRE’s Competitive Start & Turn Camp will only focus on starts and turns. Emphasis is about turning these often-overlooked skills into a true competitive advantage. 

    Swimmers will receive intensive instruction on the forward and backstroke starts with safety being a priority. Fast, legal turns for all four competitive strokes and the IM transition turns will be covered. Each athlete will receive individual attention from a staff of outstanding coaches and instructors. 

    Each swimmer  will receive/experience::

    • Drills and Skills in all competitive turns including IM transitions
    • Drills and Skills in forward Start, Backstroke Start, and Relay Start
    • Mental Skills Training
    • Introductions to Weight Room and dryland exercises
    • Delicious Food
  • Stroke Camp (5 Day)

    Dates:

    • December 26-30, 2021
    • June 5-9, 2022
    • June 12-16, 2022
    • August 7-11, 2022

    Cost:

    • $595 for Day Camp
    • $795 for Boarding 

    Meals included:

    • Day: Breakfast and lunch
    • Boarding: breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Age Group:

    • 10 and older

    Description 

    SPIRE’s Competitive Swimming Camp is structured around a philosophy of teaching skill acquisition and development in all four competitive strokes. Two daily water sessions are led by a world-class staff. Workouts are structured to improve stroke technique with a combination of drills, skills and training. 

    Each athlete will have opportunities to enhance all phases of competitive swimming through individualized attention from our excellent coaches and counselors. Individual stroke analysis, dryland instruction and lecture sessions will give the campers one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date training camp experiences available in the United States.

    Each swimmer  will receive/experience:

    • Drills and Skills in all 4 competitive strokes
    • Drills and Skills in all competitive turns including IM transitions
    • Drills and Skills in forward Start, Backstroke Start, and Relay Start
    • Mental Skills Training
    • Introductions to weight room and dryland exercises
    • Delicious Food
  • 3-Day Training Camp

    Dates:

    • May 27-29, 2022
    • August 12-14, 2022

    Age Group:

    • 11 and older (at least 2 years’ experience of year-round swimming)

    The SPIRE training camp offers a positive environment for swimmers to be challenged by intensive conditioning.  We offer daily training sessions with feedback on technique, race strategy and unique training methods.  For swimmers 11 and up with at least 2 years’ experience of year-round swimming.

     

  • 5-Day Training Camp

    Dates:

    • June 19-23, 2022

    Age Group:

    • 11 and older (at least 2 years’ experience of year-round swimming)

    The SPIRE training camp offers a positive environment for swimmers to be challenged by intensive conditioning.  We offer daily training sessions with feedback on technique, race strategy and unique training methods.  For swimmers 11 and up with at least 2 years’ experience of year-round swimming.

  • Stroke Camp (3 Day)

    Dates:

    • November 5-7, 2021
    • May 6-8, 2022

    Meals included:

    • Day: Breakfast and lunch
    • Boarding: breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Age Group:

    • 12 and older

    Description 

    SPIRE’s Competitive Swimming Camp is structured around a philosophy of teaching skill acquisition and development in all four competitive strokes. Two daily water sessions are led by a world-class staff. Workouts are structured to improve stroke technique with a combination of drills, skills and training. 

    Each athlete will have opportunities to enhance all phases of competitive swimming through individualized attention from our excellent coaches and counselors. Individual stroke analysis, dryland instruction and lecture sessions will give the campers one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date training camp experiences available in the United States.

    Each swimmer  will receive/experience:

    • Drills and Skills in all 4 competitive strokes
    • Drills and Skills in all competitive turns including IM transitions
    • Drills and Skills in forward Start, Backstroke Start, and Relay Start
    • Mental Skills Training
    • Introductions to weight room and dryland exercises
    • Delicious Food

TEAM SWIM AT SPIRE

THAD
SCHULTZ

Aquatics Director And
Head Swim Coach

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Ryan Lochte

Swim Ambassador

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Caeleb Dressel

Swim Ambassador

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ELIZABETH
BEISEL

Swim Ambassador

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  • Camp Check In & Out

    1. Check-In
      1. Checking in during the week: All campers will meet in the lobby of the SPIRE Academy and Fit area in the Aquatics Building. In the SPIRE Fit Desk, the campers meet the coaches and house parents. Depending on how many campers arriving, the camper’s belongings will be kept in a secure place till they get picked up and head to SPIRE Village, our on-campus housing. 
      2. Checking in on the weekend (if no activities are planned): At the SPIRE Fit Desk campers will meet the coaches and house parents. Once all campers have arrived, the camper’s will head to SPIRE Village, our on-campus housing
    2. Check-Out 
      1. Before coming into SPIRE, each house parent will check each campers room to make sure everything is cleaned up. Each camper will bring all their stuff to SPIRE and their belongings will be kept in a secure location till pick up by the parents. Pick up from parents will be held in the SPIRE Academy and Fit lobby of the Aquatics Building. Each student will be released to their parent(s) listed on the Camper Pick-up Authorization Form.
  • What To Bring

    1. General [Please bring enough for the duration of your camp plus a few extra]
      1. Shirts
      2. Bottoms [Shorts, Sweatpants, Leggings, etc.]
      3. Socks/Underwear
      4. Running Shoes
      5. Shoes for between activities/downtime
      6. Water bottle
      7. Toiletries
      8. Bed Linen [Twin XL – Deep Pocket]
      9. Back pack/Gym Bag
      10. Alarm Clock
      11. Jacket
      12. Face Mask
      13. Hand Sanitizer
    2. By Sport
      • Basketball
        • Basketball Sneakers
        • Compression Shorts
        • Other Preferred Gear [Compression sleeves, knee/ankle braces, mouth guards, etc.]
        • All other equipment will be cleaned and provided by SPIRE
      • Swimming
        • Swim Caps
        • Goggles
        • All other equipment will be cleaned and provided by SPIRE
      • Track and Field
        • Spikes
        • Pole Vaulters: Can bring your own poles, chalk and tape. If not, a pole will be provided.
        • All other equipment will be cleaned and provided by SPIRE
      • Football
        • Cleats
        • Compression Shorts
        • Compression Socks
        • Mouth Guard
        • All other equipment will be cleaned and provided by SPIRE
      • Wrestling
        • Wrestling Shoes (no street shoes on the mat)
        • Shorts and Shirt
      • Soccer
        • Shin Guards
        • Cleats
        • All other equipment will be cleaned and provided by SPIRE
      • Drones
        • Please check with camp director.
      • Esports
        • Please check with camp director.
    3. SPIRE Academy is not responsible for any lost or missing items. It is not recommended that campers bring expensive electronics such as iPods or hand-held gaming devices. It is the athlete’s responsibility to maintain all personal belongings during their time at camp. Various evening activities will be hosted by SPIRE. Campers can bring items such as: books, magazines, board games, playing cards, arts and crafts.
  • Accommodations For Students

    1. SPIRE Village
      1. SPIRE Village consists of five 2,300sq. ft. new homes built specifically for SPIRE Academy. Each of the six bedrooms accommodates two twin beds, a nightstand, wardrobe, two study tables with chairs and a shared six-drawer chest. The student lounge has a big screen TV, couch/chairs and a dining room table with chairs for house meetings. There are three student bathrooms a washer and dryer all readily accessible. Picnic tables and some outdoor sports equipment will be placed in between the houses. Each house is heated by natural gas, cooled with AC, has LED lighting, is well insulated, fully sprinkled and all student rooms have their own unique entry key. All buildings are handicapped accessible. Houses will have weekly resident meetings designed around personal growth topics and jointly run by a student living in the house and the house parent. There will be activities planned where all houses work together on internal and external community projects and some fun competitions between houses for prizes. A house parent occupies a one-bedroom apartment in each building, complete with kitchen, dining/living area and full bath. Our house parents will be fully trained in safety and COVID precautions.
  • General Dining Information

    1. SPIRE Fuel
      1. SPIRE understands the importance of healthy eating and proper nutrition to the competitive athlete
      2. Located on site, SPIRE Fuel is an innovative approach to eating [or “fueling’ your system]. Fuel offers students, competitors and visitors the same nutritious, fresh meal options enjoyed by Olympic and Professional athletes.
      3. Fuel specializes in prepared-to-order cuisine with zero added trans-fat, no artificial flavors or coloring, and an emphasis on local produce, fresh ingredients, and whole grains
      4. Special nutritional needs can also be accommodated. Please notify the Camp director prior to camp.
      5. Please answer the food allergy question during the Registration to alert us of allergies or dietary restrictions.
  • Health Services

    Express Care

      1. Cleveland Clinic Express Care Clinic

                                   2999 McMackin Rd, 

                                   Madison, OH 44057

                                   440-428-1111

    Local Hospitals

      1. Cleveland Clinic Ashtabula County Medical Center

                                   2420 Lake Ave,

                                   Ashtabula, OH 44004

                                   440-997-2262

                   2. UH Geneva Medical Center

                                   870 W Main St,

                                   Geneva, OH 44041

                                   440-466-1141

    Local Pharmacies

                  1. CVS Pharmacy

                                   170 E Main St, 

                                   Geneva, OH 44041

                                   440-466-4133

                  2. Giant Eagle Pharmacy

                                   755 South Broadway Avenue, 

                                   Geneva, OH 44041

                                   440-466-3005

                  3. Rite Aid Pharmacy

                                   633 S Broadway, 

                                   Geneva, OH 44041

                                   440-466-1002

    Specialist

      1. Specialist are available depending on situation/injury
  • Laundry

    All student housing includes washers and dryers for the students to use

  • Phone/Fax

    1. SPIRE’s Main Office: 440-466-1002
    2. SPIRE’s Fax: 440-415-1087
  • Mail

    1. Incoming Mail – please send mail for the athlete to:

                         Athlete’s Name

                         c/o SPIRE Camp

                        5201 SPIRE Circle, 

                        Geneva, Oh 44041

          2. All Mail can be picked up in the main office during business hours, 9 am to 5 pm

  • Activities

    1. On Campus
      1. Swimming
      2. Camp Fires
      3. Walks around Campus, which includes a Bike Path
      4. Game Nights – both board games and trying other sports [volleyball, basketball, kickball, etc.]
  • Inclement Weather Policy

    1. Please note, in case of rain or other inclement weather, all sports programs have a plan in place to out of the weather.
  • COVID-19 Policies

    1. All COVID-19 Policies can be viewed here.
For more information about

SPIRE Camps, view our resource center

SPIRE Contact info:

Phone: (440) 466-1002

Email: [email protected]

Address: 5201 SPIRE Circle, Geneva, OH 44041

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