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

2015-2016 Schedule:

Short Course Yards Meets


November 14-15, 2015 

Geauga Otters Fall Invitational

November 20-22, 2015

Mark J. Braun Fall Classic

February 6, 2016

YMCA Divisional Championships

February 7, 2016

LESD Dual Track Pentathalon 

February 21, 2016 

YMCA Sectional Championship

Long Course Meters Meets


March 31-April 3, 2016

USA Swimming Speedo Sectional Championships 

June 17-19, 2016 

Jerry Holtery Invitational

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. 

2015-2016 Schedule:


Date Host Team Estimated Start Time
December 4, 2015  Pymatuninv Valley High School  7:00 PM
December 5, 2015 Mentor High School 1:30 PM
December 11, 2015 Mentor High School 7:00 PM
December 12, 2015 Chardon Hilltopper Invitational 11:00 AM
December 19, 2015 Jefferson High School 1:30 PM
December 29, 2015 Mentor High School 10:30 AM
December 30, 2015 Mentor High School 10:30 AM
January 8, 2016 Edgewood High School 7:00 PM
January 9, 2016 Western Reserve Conference Championships (Swimming Only) 9:00 AM
January 15, 2016 Mentor High School 7:00 PM
January 16, 2016 Chardon High School 10:30 AM
January 16, 2016 Pymatuning Valley High School 1:30 PM
January 22, 2016 Chardon High School 7:00 PM
January 23, 2016 Falcon Invitational (Hosted by Jefferson High School) 1:00 PM
January 29, 2016 Lakeside High School 7:00 PM
January 30, 2016 Pymatuning Valley High School 1:30 PM
February 5, 2016 Lakeside High School 7:00 PM
February 13, 2016 OHSAA Division 1 Sectionals (Hosted by Mayfield High School) 11:30 AM
March 4-5, 2016 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. 

2015-2016 Schedule:


Atlantic 10 Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving Championships

February 17-20, 2016 

SPIRE Institute with its state-of-the-art Myrtha Pool is the ideal location for Olympic caliber water polo tournaments and 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.

It 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

 

Our Aquatics Team


Bringing the world of water to life!

Thad Schultz

Aquatics Director

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

Diana Munz

Senior Swimming Director

Diana is an Olympic Gold Medalist who brings her Olympic experince to swimmers of all ages.