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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:

2017-2018 Short Course Meets


54th New Castle YMCA Fall Classic

Hosted by New Castle YMCA

October 14, 2017

Geauga Otters Dual Meet

Hosted by Geauga Otters

October 21, 2017

Greater Cleveland YMCA Fall Invitational

Hosted by Geauga Otters

November 11, 2017

Mark J. Braun Fall Classic

Hosted by Lake Erie Silver Dolphins

November 17-19, 2017

NEO YMCA Divisional Championships

Hosted by Geauga Otters

February 3, 2018

LESD Last Chance Meet

Hosted by Lake Erie Silver Dolphins

February 11, 2018

LESI 8 and Under Championships

Hosted by Twinsburg Competitive Aquatic Team

February 18, 2018

NWPA YMCA Sectional Championships

Hosted by Jamestown YMCA

February 25, 2018

Western Pennsylvania YMCA District Championships

Hosted by Butler YMCA

March 9-11, 2018

YMCA Great Lakes Zone Championships

Hosted by Geauga Otters

March 16-18, 2018

2017 Long Course Meets


Jerry Holtery Summer Classic

Hosted by Lake Erie Silver Dolphins

June 15-18, 2017

USA Swimming Futures Championships

August 3-6, 2017

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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. 

 

2017-2018 High School Schedule:


Date

Event (Host Team)

Estimated Start Time 

(Warm ups begin 30 minutes prior unless specified)

December 1, 2017 Mentor vs. Perry vs. Eastlake North (Mentor HS) 6:00pm
December 2, 2017 Season Opening Invitational (Pymatuning Valley HS) 11:00am (Warm-ups at 10:00am)
December 3, 2017 Hilltopper Invitaitonal (Chardon HS) 11:20am (Warm-ups at 10:00am)
December 9, 2017 Warrior Invitational (Edgewood HS) 11:00am (Warm-ups at 10:00am)
December 16, 2017 High School Winter Championships (Hudson/Strongsville) Prelims - 10:00am / Finals - 6:00pm 
December 22, 2017 Chardon HS Meet 7:00pm
December 29, 2017 Mentor vs. Aurora vs. Brush (Mentor HS) 6:00pm
December 30, 2017 Mentor vs. NDCL vs. Riverside (Mentor HS) 1:30pm
January 5, 2018 Ashtabula All County (Geneva HS) 7:00pm
January 6, 2018 Western Reserve Conference Championships (Mayfield HS) 11:35am (Warm-ups at 10:00am)
January 12, 2018 Geneva HS Meet 7:00pm
January 15, 2018 Geauga County Invitiational (Chardon HS) 11:00am (Warm-ups at 10:00am)
January 19, 2018 Mentor vs. Medina vs. Elyria (Mentor HS) 6:00pm
January 20, 2018 Falcon Invitational (Jefferson HS) 12:30pm (Warm-ups at 10:30am)
January 26, 2018 Mentor vs. Padua vs. Willoughby South (Mentor HS) 6:00pm
January 27, 2018 Lakeside HS Meet 10:30am
February 2, 2018 Lakeside HS Meet 7:00pm
February 9, 2018 OHSAA Division 2 Sectionals 3:35pm (Warm-ups at 2:00pm)
February 10, 2018 OHSAA Division 1 Sectionals 11:35am (Warm-ups at 10:00am)
March 2-3, 2018 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 Quad Meet

Hosted by Duquesne University

October 28-29, 2017

Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships

February 14-17, 2018

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Big East Swimming and Diving Championships

February 21-24, 2018

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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:


April 28-30, 2017

WWPA Women's Championships


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

SPIRE Institute Pool Records

Our Aquatics Team


Bringing the world of water to life!

Thad Schultz

SPIRE Swimming Director

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

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.

Ben Corley

Associate Swim Coach

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

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. 

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