Thad Schultz

Competitor Coach of the Month: Thad Schultz & Molly McCulloch

SPIRE Academy coaches Thad Schultz and Molly McCulloch have led their swimmers to success across the globe through the first four months of 2024.

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SPIRE’s Swimming Program: Setting Records

SPIRE’s swimming program crushed it this season, setting 3 national records and clinching 15 individual event victories at key meets.

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Mongolian National Record Holder Erkhes Enkhtur Blossoming at SPIRE Academy

The 15-year-old Mongolian backstroke specialist lowered his own national records in the 50-meter backstroke and 100 back twice last month.


What Makes SPIRE Academy A Unique Place To Train For Swimming?

With world-class facilities and staff prepared to help athletes in and out of the pool, it is a one-of-a-kind swimming experience for a high school student.

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There Must Be Something In (And Out Of) The Water At SPIRE Academy

SPIRE aims to get the most out of their athletes through a steady mix of performance, personal and mental training.

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SPIRE Trio Posts Huge Time Drops in 2nd SCY Race Since Arriving from Cairo in August

At his second SCY race earlier this month, Yassen Eltaranisy (pictured) shaved more than 18 seconds off his personal best in the 500 free with a 4:31.92.


Practice + Pancakes: An Inside Look at SPIRE Academy

SwimSwam got the opportunity to visit SPIRE Academy in Geneva, Ohio to film one of their workouts as well as a very special summer camp


SPIRE Splashes Down in Abu Dhabi to Lead Swim Clinic

The clinic, which took place at the 4th Lane Swim Academy in Abu Dhabi, was offered to more than 400 families and members of the 4th Lane.

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SPIRE’s Coach Schultz & Why The Only Swimming Sports Academy In The US Matters

In this SwimSwam Podcast, SPIRE Coach Thad Schultz breaks down why a sports academy might be the right choice for your swimming career.

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SPIRE Athletes Gain Advantage with Aquatic Resistance Device from GMX7

SPIRE Academy swimmers are training with the XI-PRO, an aquatic resistance device from GMX7 that is revolutionizing how these athletes train.

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SPIRE IA’s Swimming Coach Thad Schultz Develops Better Athletes & Better People

“The best swimming experience also develops life skills like leadership, commitment, self-discipline, organization and teamwork,” says Coach Schultz.

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SPIRE ACADEMY: Where Performance Development Meets Top-Flight Academics

SPIRE balances athletics with academics and activities that nurture personal growth and professional development to help students reach their peak potential.

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