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SPIRE Institute Aquatics Center plays host to several large USA Swimming and YMCA Swimming Competitions throughout the year. These events range from two team dual meets all the way to championship events.

Schedule:

2018-2019 Short Course Meets


54th New Castle YMCA Fall Classic

Hosted by New Castle YMCA

October 13, 2018

Geauga Otters Dual Meet

Hosted by Geauga Otters

October 20, 2018

Greater Cleveland YMCA Fall Invitational

Hosted by Geauga Otters

November 13, 2018

Mark J. Braun Fall Classic

Hosted by Lake Erie Silver Dolphins

November 16-18, 2018

Geauga Otters Dual Meet

Hosted by Geauga Otters

December 16, 2018

NEO YMCA Divisional Championships

Hosted by Geauga Otters

February 2, 2019

LESD Last Chance Meet

Hosted by Lake Erie Silver Dolphins

February 10, 2019

Western Pennsylvania YMCA District Championships

Hosted by Butler YMCA

March 8-10, 2019

2019 Long Course Meets


TBA

SPIRE Institute is the proud home facility to eight local high schools from Ashtabula, Lake, and Geauga counties. As well as host to several regional high school invitationals, conference meets, and championships. 

2018-2019 High School Schedule:


Date

Event (Host Team)

Estimated Start Time 

(Warm ups begin 30 minutes prior unless specified)

November 30, 2018 Mentor (Mentor HS) 6:30pm
December 1, 2018 Season Opening Invitational (Pymatuning Valley HS) 11:00am (Warm-ups at 10:00am)
December 7, 2018 Geneva (Geneva HS) 6:30pm
December 8, 2018 Warrior Invitational (Edgewood HS) 11:00am (Warm-ups at 10:00am)
December 15, 2018 High School Winter Championships (Hudson HS) Prelims - 10:00am / Finals - 6:00pm 
December 21, 2018 Mentor (Mentor HS) 6:30pm
December 22, 2018 Hilltopper Invitational (Chardon HS) 11:20am (Warm-Ups at 10:00am)
December 28, 2018 Mentor (Mentor HS) 6:30pm
January 4, 2019 Ashtabula All County (Jefferson HS) 6:30pm
January 5, 2019 Western Reserve Conference Championships (Mayfield HS) 11:35am (Warm-ups at 10:00am)
January 19, 2019 Mentor (Mentor HS) 10:30am
January 19, 2019 Falcon Invitational (Jefferson HS) 2:30pm (Warm-ups at 1:00pm)
January 25, 2019 Chardon (Chardon HS) 6:00pm
January 26, 2019 Lakeside (Lakeside HS) 10:30am
January 26, 2019 Mentor (Mentor HS) 1:30pm
February 1, 2019 Lakeside (Lakeside HS) 6:30pm
February 8, 2019 OHSAA Division 2 Sectionals (Chagrin Falls HS) 4:35pm (Warm-ups at 2:00pm)
February 9, 2019 OHSAA Division 1 Sectionals (Mayfield HS) 11:35am (Warm-ups at 10:00am)
March 1-2, 2019 PIAA District 10 Championships TBA

** All Date(s) and Time(s) are subject to change. Please contact Host Team if there are any questions.

SPIRE Institute's premier facility is the ideal host for Collegiate Swimming & Diving competitions. 

Schedule:


Atlantic 10 Classic

Hosted by Duquesne University

October 27-28, 2018

Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships

February 20-23, 2019

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SPIRE Institute with its state-of-the-art Myrtha Pool has hosted numerous colligate water polo evetns and is the ideal location for Olympic caliber water polo tournaments and championships.

Schedule:


WWPA Women's Championships

Hosted by Gannon University

April 26-28, 2019


About SPIRE Aquatics Events

SPIRE Institute is the number one choice for local clubs, regional clubs, competitive training and international meets, our Aquatics Center enables more athletes to compete in a fraction of the time.

The SPIRE Aquatics Center features:

 

  • 10 lane, 50-meter stretch Olympic Size Myrtha Pool with two moveable bulkheads
  • Large 35 foot wide pool deck on all sides of the pool
  • 1- and 3- meter Springboard Diving Area
  • Multiple Olympic size Water Polo courses
  • Olympic-grade Colorado timing systems and Omega starting blocks
  • 36 foot by 9 foot Full Color Colorado High Definition Videoboard
  • Full locker room facilities off all pool decks
  • Extensive permanent seating for over 1,000 spectators with great views, capable of increasing to over 2,200
  • 6 lane, 25 yard Warm-up/Cool-down Myrtha Pool

 

 

SPIRE Institute has played host to not only countless regional aquatic events but many major national aquatic events since its opening in Fall of 2011.

Some of those events include:

  • 2011 YMCA Divisional Championships
  • 2012 Allegheny Mountain Swimming Junior Olympic Championships
  • 2012 Mark J. Braun Fall Classic
  • 2013 OHSAA Division 1 Sectional Championships
  • 2013 Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships
  • 2013 Speedo Champions Series Sectional Championships
  • 2013 Olympic Development Program Girls East/West Water Polo Championships
  • 2013 LESI Summer Long Course Championships
  • 2013 Central Zone 14 & Under Championships
  • 2013 Mark J. Braun Fall Classic
  • 2014 YMCA Divisional Championships
  • 2014 OHSAA Division 1 Sectional Championships
  • 2014 GLIAC Swimming and Diving Championships
  • 2014 Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships
  • 2014 YMCA Sectional Championships
  • 2014 Mid-American Conference Women's Swimming and Diving Championships
  • 2014 NCAA Division 2 Swimming and Diving National Championships
  • 2014 Collegiate Water Polo Association Women's Club National Championship
  • 2014 LESI Summer Age Group Championships
  • 2014 Central Zone 14 & Under Championships
  • 2014 Mark J. Braun Fall Classic

  • 2015 YMCA Divisional Championships
  • 2015 OHSAA Division 1 Sectional Championships
  • 2015 Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships
  • 2015 YMCA Sectional Championships
  • 2015 PIAA District 10 Championships
  • 2015 Mid-American Conference Men's Swimming and Diving Championships
  • 2015 AMYMSA Championships
  • 2015 Western Water Polo Association Women's Championships
  • 2015 U. S. Masters Swimming Summer Nationals
  • 2015 Mark J. Braun Fall Classic
  • 2016 YMCA Divisional Championships
  • 2016 OHSAA Division 1 Sectional Championships
  • 2016 Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships
  • 2016 YMCA Sectional Championships
  • 2016 PIAA District 10 Championships
  • 2016 Speedo Champions Series Sectional Championships
  • 2016 AMYMSA Championships
  • 2016 Jerry Holtrey Summer Classic
  • 2016 LESI Summer Age Group Championships
  • 2016 Mark J. Braun Fall Classic

  • 2017 YMCA Divisional Championships
  • 2017 OHSAA Division 1 Sectional Championships
  • 2017 OHSAA Division 2 Sectional Championships
  • 2017 Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships
  • 2017 YMCA Sectional Championships
  • 2017 PIAA District 10 Championships
  • 2017 AMYMSA Championships
  • 2017 Western Water Polo Association Women's Championships
  • 2017 Jerry Holtrey Summer Classic
  • 2017 USA Swimming Futures Championships
  • 2017 Mark J. Braun Fall Classic
  • 2017 High School Winter Championships
  • 2018 YMCA Divisional Championships
  • 2018 OHSAA Division 1 Sectional Championships
  • 2018 OHSAA Division 2 Sectional Championships
  • 2018 Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships
  • 2018 Big East Swimming and Diving Championships
  • 2018 YMCA Sectional Championships
  • 2018 PIAA District 10 Championships
  • 2018 AMYMSA Championships
  • 2018 Jerry Holtrey Summer Classic
  • 2018 Central Zone Age Group Championships

SPIRE Institute Pool Records

Our Aquatics Team


Bringing the world of water to life!

Justin Brantley

Associate Academy Director

As a former Division 1 athlete, Justin brings 10+ years of high level coaching, training and recruiting experience combined with a relentless will to win. His focus is on combining his expertise with the Student-Athletes desire to create results! 

Thad Schultz

SPIRE Swimming Director

Thad Schultz has previously coached at Ohio State University, Penn State University and Clemson University. 

Ben Corley

Associate Swim Coach

Ben brings a fun atmosphere along with over 15 years of swimming experience in both competitive swimming and coaching.

Joshua Ptak

Aquatics Facility Director

Josh brings over 10 years of experience in aquatics managment, event coordination, and facility maintenance to the SPIRE Institute team.

This is a quick view of what is going on this week at the pools that you may be interested in joining in on or watching. 

To View the hours for the day, click on the Aquatics Hours for the date you choose and the hours for that day are in the calendar description.