SPIRE Sends Swimmers to FINA World Championships

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Contact: Jeff Orloff, SPIRE Institute

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July 15, 2018


SPIRE Institute Sends 10 Swimmers to 2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships


GENEVA, OH – July 15, 2019 – On July 15th through July 28th, SPIRE Institute, which is one of the world’s largest Olympic-grade multi-sport training, event, and academic complexes, will be proudly watching as 10 current or former swimmers who train or have trained at SPIRE, participate in the 2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships in Gwangji, South Korea.  FINA is the worldwide sanctioning body in sports and hosts the World Championships every two years.


The 2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships will host over 2,600 swimmers from over 194 nations in what will once again be the focus of the sporting world as we look towards the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.  The event will take place in the Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center in the heart of Gwangii. There will be 42 medals at stake in what should prove to be the highlight of the aquatics year.


Director of SPIRE Aquatics Thad Schultz and the SPIRE Aquatics team are excited to watch all of the SPIRE swimmers that will be competing at the upcoming championships. “Being able to watch as these swimmers hard work comes to fruition is an exciting moment.” stated Schultz. “This is going to be an exciting event. The swimmers have worked hard both in the pool and the weight room to have the opportunity to swim against the world's best. Each World Championships, there has been at least one swimmer who before the meet was not even on the "radar screen". I have no doubt this will happen again so within our group, I will not be surprised if several of our athletes have a paradigm breakthrough performance at the World Championships.”


SPIRE Institute is an Olympic and Paralympic level training site with some of the best facilities in the country. Boasting a 10 lane 50 Meter Stretch Myrtha Pool inside the 293,000 square foot Aquatics Center. SPIRE allows for top level training in a top level pool. The Aquatics Center with Colorado Timing System, 36 foot video board & Omega Track Start Blocks allows for athletes to train for championship events in a championship atmosphere.


In addition to SPIRE’s Aquatic Center, SPIRE also has world-renowned facilities in Track, Basketball, Volleyball and many other sports. SPIRE’s outdoor stadium has a 9-lane, 400 meter Beynon polyurethane international track, four long jump pits, a massive high jump apron, four pole vault boxes, two straight-aways, and Olympic-standard custom Lynx timing system. This is paired with outdoor seating for up to 5,000 spectators. SPIRE’s Olympic-grade scoring and timing system allows event results to be posted quickly and accurately as well as posted online. SPIRE’s indoor track has a 8-lane, 300 meter Beynon polyurethane international track, two long jump pits, two high jump pits, two pole vault boxes, two 10-lane straight-aways, and Olympic-standard custom Lynx timing system. The indoor track had seating for up to 5,000 spectators, with two separate mezzanines to overlook the track and field. A 30,000 sq. foot encased banquet center, hospitality and meeting room for athletes to look over the track during events.


Above and beyond Track and Field, SPIRE’s Olympic-grade facilities have the unique ability to simultaneously host tournaments and championship events in a variety of sports such as basketball-with six NBA size courts, soccer –with three international full turf fields(two indoor and one outdoor) , volleyball – with 12 volleyball courts as well as the ability to host gymnastics, cheerleading, footsal and many other events in the over 170 acres and 750,000 square feet of competition space under roof. SPIRE has hosted many large scale events including the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships,  the Big East Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships,: Big East Indoor Track & Field Conference Championship, MAC Women’s Volleyball Conference Championship, NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving National Championship, MAC Women’s Swimming & Diving National Championship, and Atlantic 10 Swimming & Diving Conference Championship. SPIRE’s Complex also plays a major role for athletes attending SPIRE Academy.


SPIRE’s nationally renowned coaches offer training programs in basketball, swimming, soccer, track and field, volleyball, and football. SPIRE Institute is the world’s premier destination for high school and postgraduate students seeking to optimize athletic, academic, and leadership abilities. SPIRE began its high school and postgraduate boarding academy in the fall of 2012.


In addition, the integration of mental conditioning, nutritional guidance, character building, and a variety of other educational options enhances the opportunity for athletes to reach their full potential. The Academy offers residential semesters, weekend training sessions as well as a full schedule of summer camps, and features the most diverse and inclusive collection of athletes assembled on one campus.

For more information on the SPIRE Aquatics Training Program and how you can begin your journey to become a champion... as well as information about what else SPIRE has to offer, visit the website at http://www.spireinstitute.org