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SPIRE Swimming Academy



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Training program:
  • Summer Camp 2013
  • Program for Professionals
  • Year-Round Training
Infrastructure of the academy: 
Practice area: 

Two 25-meter or 25-yard pools
25-yard Recreation/Warm-Up Pool
10-lanes of a 50-meter racing course
20-lanes of 25-meter racing course
20-lanes of a 25-yard racing course
6-lane warm-up/down 25 yard training pool
Colorado Timing System and Competition Scoreboards
Underwater Video Stroke and Swim Power Analysis
Elevated Climate Controlled Mezzanine
Professional Fitness Training
Olympic Village Setting
Physical Therapy Clinic
Living area:
Area Games




The SPIRE Institute is an Official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center. 

Head Coach Jim Bocci and his team of experts have designed a series of program options at SPIRE to appeal to a wide variety of competitive swimmers. All are geared to develop better athletes, more technically proficient swimmers, and individuals who embrace the qualities of leadership, commitment, self-discipline, teamwork and service. Joining Jim on this quest is Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze medalist Diana Munz, and USA Swimming Hall of Fame coach Jerry Holtrey and his highly respected swim club, the Lake Erie Silver Dolphins.


In addition to the Academy, a full complement of weekend, school year and summer camp training programs are available for teams and individuals looking to reach their maximum potential.

Summer Camp:
June 15-20
June 23-27
June 30-July 4
July 7-11
July 14-18
July 21-24
Aug. 4-8
Aug. 11-15
You can join the program at any time for any length of time. 

Daily Schedule:                                                                                                                                                   7:00-8:00 am Breakfast 
9-9:30 am Video analysis
9:30-11:30 am Instruction
11:45 am-1:00 pm Lunch/Rest 
1:00-2:15 pm Michael Johnson Performance/Mental Skills
2:20-4:30 pm Instruction
4:30-5:30 pm Add-on Sessions
5:00-6:15 pm Dinner
6:30-8:00 pm Team Building
8:15-9:45 pm Chaperoned Activities
10:00 pm Lights Out!



SPIRE’s High School Academy students board at Andrews Osborne Academy (AOA). AOA’s seven dormitories are large homes housing between eight to twenty-four boarders.  Staff members living in the dorms are responsible for the security, health and well being of boarders.  In overseeing the daily life in the dorms, they keep boarders on schedule for camp sessions, account for their whereabouts, and coordinate boarders’ needs with camp staff and parents.  While the majority of rooms house two students, there are a few that hold three or four.  Bathrooms are shared.


Optional English lessons from Monday to Friday.


Campus players can connect their laptops WIFI or use the computers on campus.


The player provides their own insurance. Option to buy a sports insurance plan for an additional charge.


$100/week: laundry, movies, attractions, shopping, snacks, massage

  • Shopping excursions
  • movie night
  • Bowling/laser tag/mini-golf
  • Video game tournament night
  • Attend Cleveland Indians games/Cleveland Browns Games/Cleveland State Vikings BB games/ Lake Erie Monster Hockey
  • Trips to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame/Cleveland Aquarium
  • Trips to Cedar Point Amusement Park
  • College Tours
  • Day trips to the beaches on Lake Erie/Geneva on the Lake boardwalk
  • Play outdoor games (capture the flag)

Sprint, Distance, or Stroke Skills Camps
Dates Camp Ages Price
June 15-20
June 23-27
June 30-July 4
July 7-11
July 14-18
July 21-24
Aug. 4-8
Aug. 11-15
5-Day Sprint, Distance, or Stroke Skills 10-19 $695 boarding
$450 non-boarding


Grades 9-12 (Ages 14-18)
Term Age Price (boarding) Price (non-boarding)
Annual 14-18 $49,900 $34,900
Semester 14-18 $27,900 $19,900
Post-Graduate (Ages 18+)
Term Age Price (boarding) Price (non-boarding)
Annual 18+ $37,500 $29,900


Additional Services
Service Price
1 Extra Semi Private Session Michael Johnson Performance Training (MJP) $60
3 Extra Semi Private Sessions MJP $165
1 Session with College Placement Director $60
3 Sessions with College Placement Director $165


What's Included
- 4 hours of swimming/day
- 30 minutes video analysis/day
- 1.25 hours Fitness and Mental Skills/day 
- Accommodation
- Full board
- Room cleaning
- 24-hour security
Not included:
Airport Transportatoin ($125 roundtrip from Cleveland)
Visa (if required) 
Sheets and Towels: each student should bring x-long, twin-size flat and fitted sheets, a pillowcase and towels. All items brought to SPIRE Institute should be marked with an indelible pen. Blankets are available upon request.
Booking Conditions:

Request a registration form and fill it out and send it back to Soon after, you will receive an email with confirmation of placement in the selected camp. Our agency will then prepare an invoice for you. To book a space in the camp,you must make a prepayment. NOTICE: The prepayment amount is specified in the application form and depends on the program; some camps require 100% of the payment upfront. If you are unsure if you need a visa, contact a representative for more information. 
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