Practice + Pancakes: An Inside Look at SPIRE Academy

Thanks to presenting partner SPIRE Academy, a scholastic boarding school where individuals: excel academically, master life’s necessary personal skills, experience tomorrow’s emerging career opportunities and exceed expectations in their sport or other passion specialization.

I got the opportunity to visit SPIRE Academy in Geneva, Ohio to film one of their workouts as well as a very special summer camp. We ate breakfast in “SPIRE Fuel”, the on-campus dining area that is just down the hall from the world-class aquatics facility. SPIRE Academy has a 10-lane, 50-meter pool to train in, with state-of-the-art blocks and equipment at their disposal. Coach Thad Schultz not only has the athletes’ best interests and goals in mind by constantly learning from the world’s best athletes. Example? Michael Andrew, who hosted his own swim camp at SPIRE just last week. I got to speak with both Coach Thad and MA about what sets SPIRE Academy apart from other club teams, boarding schools, and athletic facilities across the country.

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1 year ago

Went to Futures here…was surreal. Half the building holds the pool, the other half is boarded up, the parking lot is a weed filled gravel lot, and while that event was going on, there was no concessions. It was very strange,

1 year ago

Fast pool, but it always felt a bit too sterile. And it’s crazy how Busbey / CSU is still faster, even at 40 years older.

1 year ago

I think Spire Academy is even tired of hearing about Spire Academy at this point

John Hueth
1 year ago

Is this where Caeleb Dressel is right now?

Jacob Whittle 46.90 in Paris
1 year ago

Never ask

A man: His Salary

A woman: Her age

USA Swimming: Why Michael Andrew Replaced Caeleb Dressel at Spire Academy Talks

Reply to  Jacob Whittle 46.90 in Paris
1 year ago

Simple answer: Caeleb Dressel was not available.

Andre McCloud Fan Club
1 year ago

I’ve heard that D2 legend Andre McCloud is training there this summer!

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