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: 10-18

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.

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  • 3-DAY SWIM TRAINING CAMP

    Dates:

    • December 27-29, 2022
    • August 11-13, 2023

    Time:

    • Day 1 – 2pm – 8pm
    • Day 2 – 8:30am – 5pm
    • Day 3 – 8:30am – noon

    Cost:

    • Boarding Option- $695 (meals included)/ Day Option: $575 (lunch only included)

    Age Group:

    • 13-18 years

    Description:

    Our 3-Day Swim Training Camp will incorporate all technical aspects of racing and are designed to specifically develop the four competitive strokes. Additional training focuses on starts, turns, transitions and finishes. SPIRE Performance Training is included and designed to develop core strength, power and flexibility.

    Each athlete will receive/experience:

    Campers can expect to improve stroke technique, efficiency and speed. Our SPIRE Performance Team will enhance your camp experience with training to improve physical strength and flexibility.

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  • 3-DAY STRENGTH TRAINING CAMP FOR SWIMMING

    Dates:

    • April 28-30, 2023

    Time:

    • Day 1 – 2pm – 8pm
    • Day 2 – 8:30am – 5pm
    • Day 3 – 8:30am – noon

    Cost:

    • Boarding Option- $595 (meals included)/ Day Option: $450 (lunch only included)

    Age Group:

    • 13-18 years

    Description:

    Enhance your swimming abilities by working with the SPIRE Performance Team to create a specialized training program that will improve your speed, strength, agility, and flexibility. Our team will work with each athlete individually to assess your current performance metrics, develop your training plan, and provide reporting to use in measuring physical improvement out of the pool.

    Each athlete will receive/experience:

    Take advantage of professional Performance Training specific to swimmers. Level up against your competition by working with our team to create a specialized training plan to improve physical skills necessary to compete at the highest levels.

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  • 3-DAY MENTAL SKILLS FOR SWIMMING CAMP

    Dates:

    • April 21-23, 2023

    Time:

    • Day 1 – 2pm – 8pm
    • Day 2 – 8:30am – 5pm
    • Day 3 – 8:30am – noon

    Cost:

    • Boarding Option- $595 (meals included)/ Day Option: $450 (lunch only included)

    Age Group:

    • 13-18 years

    Description:

    Mastering your swimming technique and strategy in the pool is only half the battle. Mental skills play a crucial role in helping athletes reach peak potential. Our Mental Skills for Swimming Camp will help you improve in areas such as concentration, anxiety management, self-talk, goal setting, motivation, relaxation, and visualization. These mental skills will transform your mental obstacles into opportunities for success.

    Each athlete will receive/experience:

    Improve your overall performance by building mental skill specific to swimming, gaining your competitive edge. Receive professional Sport Psychology training by the direction of SPIRE’s Director of Mental Skills and our partners at Center for Peak Performance

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  • 3-DAY SWIM STROKE CAMP

    Dates:

    • May 12-14, 2023

    Time:

    • Day 1 – 2pm – 8pm
    • Day 2 – 8:30am – 5pm
    • Day 3 – 8:30am – noon

    Cost:

    • Boarding Option- $695 (meals included)/ Day Option: $575 (lunch only included)

    Age Group:

    • 10-18 years

    Description:

    The 3-Day Swim Stroke Camp will only focus on the four competitive swimming strokes. Swimmers will receive intensive instruction on technique, body positioning and alignment, and breathing. Each athlete will receive individual attention from the SPIRE Swimming staff comprised of outstanding coaches and instructors.

    Each athlete will receive/experience:

    Immersive training and in-depth analysis of each swim stroke, improving your overall competitive performance in the pool.

     

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  • 3-DAY SWIM START & TURN CAMP

    Dates:

    • June 2-4, 2023
    • June 23-25, 2023
    • August 4-6, 2023

    Time:

    • Day 1 – 2pm – 8pm
    • Day 2 – 8:30am – 5pm
    • Day 3 – 8:30am – noon

    Cost:

    • Boarding Option- $695 (meals included)/ Day Option: $575 (lunch only included)

    Age Group:

    • 10-18 years

    Description:

    The SPIRE Swim Start & Turn Camp will only focus on starts and turns with an emphasis on mastering these often-overlooked skills into a true competitive advantage in the pool. This training will benefit sprinters and long-distance swimmers alike, helping you reach top speed quickly and efficiently.

    Each athlete will receive/experience:

    Learn to utilize starts & turns to improve your competitive advantage. Gain a better understanding of all technical aspects of these critical swimming skills.

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  • 5-DAY SWIM STROKE CAMP

    5-Day Swim Stroke Camp

    Dates:

    • June 11-15, 2023
    • August 6-19, 2023

    Time:

    • Day 1 – 2pm – 8pm
    • Days 2-4 – 8:30am – 5pm
    • Day 5 – 8:30am – noon

    Cost:

    • Boarding Option- $995 (meals included)/ Day Option: $700 (lunch only included)

    Age Group:

    • 10-18 years

    Description:

    The 5-Day Swim Stroke Camp will only focus on the four competitive swimming strokes through a combination of drills, skills, and training. Swimmers will receive intensive instruction with two daily water sessions focusing on technique, body positioning and alignment, and breathing. Each athlete will receive individual attention from the SPIRE Swimming staff comprised of outstanding coaches and instructors.

    Each athlete will receive/experience:

    Immersive training and in-depth analysis of each swim stroke, improving your overall competitive performance in the pool.

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  • 10-DAY SWIM TRAINING CAMP

    Dates:

    • August 4-13, 2023

    Time:

    • Day 1 – 2pm – 8pm
    • Days 2-9 – 8:30am – 5pm
    • Day 10 – 8:30am – noon

    Cost:

    • Boarding Option- $1,850 (meals included)/ Day Option: $1,500 (lunch only included)

    Age Group:

    • 13-18 years

    Description:

    SPIRE’s 10-Day Swim Training Camp will incorporate daily training sessions for all technical aspects of racing and are designed to specifically develop the four competitive strokes. Additional training focuses on starts, turns, transitions and finishes. SPIRE Performance Training is included and designed to develop core strength, power and flexibility. This camp is for athletes with at least 2 years of year-round swimming experience.

    Each athlete will receive/experience:

    Receive extensive training on all facets of swimming technique in addition to Performance Training, giving you advanced skill development.

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  • 2-WEEK SWIM TRAINING CAMP

    Dates:

    • June 9-22, 2023 (Friday arrival, Thursday departure)

    Training Sessions M-F:

    • Day 1 – 2pm – 8pm
    • Days 2-13 – 8:30am – 5pm
    • Day 14 – 8:30am – noon

    Cost:

    • Boarding Option- $2,100 (meals included)/ Day Option: $1,750 (lunch only included)

    Age Group:

    • 13-18 years

    Description:

    The SPIRE 2-Week Swim Training Camp is intended for year-round swimmers serious about improving stroke technique, starts & turns, and overall swimming strategy. Daily training sessions in the pool will allow our quality instructors to closely monitor each athlete for developing a personalized training plan that results in continuous improvement over 3-weeks. Our SPIRE Performance Team will implement a supplemental training program to increase strength & power, speed, and flexibility.

    Each athlete will receive/experience:

    Take your swimming skills and physical conditioning to the next level. Experience the same training & benefits of our Academy student athletes, enhancing your performance in the pool. Campers will leave with improved technique and a Performance Training plan to give you an advantage over your competition.

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  • 3-WEEK SWIM TRAINING CAMP

    Dates:

    • June 2-22, 2023 (Friday arrival, Thursday departure)

    Training Sessions M-F:

    • Day 1 – 2pm – 8pm
    • Days 2-19 – 8:30am – 5pm
    • Day 20 – 8:30am – noon

    Cost:

    • Boarding Option- $2,995 (meals included)/ Day Option: $2,500 (lunch only included)

    Age Group:

    • 13-18 years

    Description:

    The SPIRE 3-Week Swim Training Camp is intended for year-round swimmers serious about improving stroke technique, starts & turns, and overall swimming strategy. Daily training sessions in the pool will allow our quality instructors to closely monitor each athlete for developing a personalized training plan that results in continuous improvement over 3-weeks. Our SPIRE Performance Team will implement a supplemental training program to increase strength & power, speed, and flexibility.

    Each athlete will receive/experience:

    Take your swimming skills and physical conditioning to the next level. Experience the same training & benefits of our Academy student athletes, enhancing your performance in the pool. Campers will leave with improved technique and a Performance Training plan to give you an advantage over your competition.

    Register Here

TEAM SWIM AT SPIRE

THAD
SCHULTZ

Aquatics Director And
Head Swim Coach

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Molly
McCulloch

Assistant Swim Coach

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Caeleb Dressel

Swim Ambassador

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Ryan Lochte

Swim Ambassador

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ELIZABETH
BEISEL

Swim Ambassador

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  • What sports do you offer camp experiences for?

    SPIRE Camps include experiences for athletes in Basketball, Swimming, Track & Field, Performance, E-Sports, Drone Racing, Wrestling, Lacrosse, and Soccer. All camps are open to boys and girls unless specified otherwise.

  • At which age can my child attend SPIRE Camps?

    Most SPIRE Camps are offered for children ages 8 to 18 years. However, each camp has age limitations depending on the sport and type of training. Age limitations are indicated on the registration web page for each camp experience.

  • What is the best way to contact someone about camps?

    1. SPIRE’s Main Office: 440-466-1002
    2. SPIRE’s Fax: 440-415-1087
    3. SPIRE Director of Camps, Ben Shank : [email protected]
  • Where will my child be staying for an overnight camp?

    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.
  • My child is staying overnight for a camp. Will there be other activities to do outside of their training?

    On Campus activities:

    • Swimming in SPIRE recreational pool
    • Campfires w/ smores
    • Scavenger Hunts around campus
    • Game Night (board games, card games, ping-pong, cornhole)
    • Kickball/Volleyball games
    • Movie Nights w/ ice cream sundaes and popcorn
    *On campus activities are with either a coach and/or house parents supervising and facilitating at all times.
     
    Potential Off-Campus activities:
    • Whip n Dip ice cream trip
    • Beach trips
    • Geneva-On-The-Lake resort
    *Off campus activities depend on the weather, the number of campers, age of campers, and ALWAYS have 2-3 house parents and/or coaches supervising at all times.
  • Where will my child be eating meals?

    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.
  • Are there health services nearby in case of an emergency?

    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
  • Can my child do laundry while at camp?

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

  • Can I send packages to my child staying on campus at SPIRE?

    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

  • What is the refund policy?

    SPIRE Camp Refund Policy:
    • SPIRE will refund the amount paid for the camp (less 2.5%) if you cancel the camp at least 48 hours prior to the originally scheduled camp start date.
  • What happens if there is inclement weather?

    1. Please note, in case of rain or other inclement weather, all sports programs have a plan in place to out of the weather.
  • What time is registration?

    Not all camps follow the same schedule, so please refer to your SPIRE Camps confirmation e-mail sent to you one week in advance of your camp start date.

  • Are tours of SPIRE available during camps?

    Yes! We will offer parents an opportunity for an informal tour at the completion of registration/sign-in for your camp. This will be an excellent opportunity to see all that SPIRE has to offer and a chance to ask questions to our Academy coaches and SPIRE staff.

  • Where do I park for SPIRE Camps?

    Parking is available in front of the main entrance to our indoor Fields & Courts building. Registration/sign-in will take place inside the main entrance on your first day of camp unless specified otherwise. Please refer to your camp confirmation e-mail you will receive one week in advance of your scheduled camp.

  • What should we pack as a day camper?

    Clothing

    • Each camper must wear comfortable sports appropriate clothing.

    Footwear

    • Each camper must wear comfortable, sports appropriate shoes. Sandals, clogs or other shoes are okay for leisure time.

    Shower Essentials

    • Campers are responsible for providing their own grooming essentials. These essentials are to include but are not limited to soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothbrush and toothpaste, towel (s), shower shoes.

    Water Bottle

    • Each athlete should bring his/her own water bottle. Campers will be able to refill throughout the day.

    Backpack or Gym Bags

    • It is recommended that all campers bring their own backpack or gym bag to keep personal items together.

    Sports Equipment

    • Please refer to a sport specific list of what to bring.
  • What should we pack as a boarding camper?

    Please remember to pack light for your stay. There may not be assistance when carrying luggage to and from dormitories during check in and check out.

    Clothing

    • Each camper must wear comfortable sports appropriate clothing.

    Footwear

    • Each camper must wear comfortable, sports appropriate shoes. Sandals, clogs or other shoes are okay for leisure time.

    Shower Essentials

    • Campers are responsible for providing their own grooming essentials. These essentials are to include but are not limited to soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothbrush and toothpaste, towel (s), shower shoes.

    Linens/bedding, pillows and towels will not be provided by SPIRE. We ask you to bring your own (Bed Linen – Twin XL – Deep Pocket).

    Water Bottle

    • Each athlete should bring his/her own water bottle. Campers will be able to refill throughout the day.

    Backpack or Gym Bags

    • It is recommended that all campers bring their own backpack or gym bag to keep personal items together.

    Sports Equipment

    • Please refer to a sport specific list of what to bring.

    Items for Leisure Time

    • Various evening activities will be hosted by SPIRE. Campers can bring books, magazines, board games, playing cards, arts and crafts and other such 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.
  • Can we decide to extend our time at SPIRE while attending a camp?

    Yes! Our camp calendar will include weekend experiences in performance training and mental skills training to provide extended learning between camps. We encourage all campers to consider extending their time with us to maximize their experience with us.

  • Will I be able to observe my child participate in camps?

    Yes, however we encourage parents to limit interactions with their child while at camp so our coaches and staff can maintain full attention of participants.

  • How can parents/guardians and family spend time while attending SPIRE Camps?

    SPIRE is situated in Ohio’s Wine Country, part of the Grand River Valley. Visit one of the two dozen wineries throughout surrounding area or explore the numerous covered bridges, scenic rivers, and two state parks. Downtown Cleveland is a short 45-minute drive from SPIRE, offering tons of entertainment options like the Rock and Roll Hall of
    Fame, museums, professional sports, arts and culture.

  • Where can I stay off campus while attending SPIRE Camps?

    SPIRE has partnerships with several area hotels. Click here to view lodging options.

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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