FINA is delighted to announce its partnership with SPIRE Institute for the 4th FINA World Aquatics Convention (FWAC), which takes place in Windsor, Canada from 3-5 December 2016.
Based in Geneva, Ohio (United States), SPIRE Institute – a US Olympic and Paralympic training site – is one of the world’s largest Olympic-grade multi-sport training, event and academic complexes. Its FINA-approved Aquatics centre has two pools designed with input from USA Swimming and includes state-of-the-art Colorado Timing System and scoreboard.
SPIRE Academy, which is part of SPIRE Institute, is a one-of-a-kind sports academy that offers educational postgraduate and high school academy options. The training includes athlete development, mental skills training, nutrition, and wellness. Over the past four years, SPIRE Academy’s programme has placed over 100 young athletes into collegiate scholarship programmes, allowing them to fulfil their dreams of playing at an elite level.
In addition to being an Official Event Partner, SPIRE Institute will exhibit at FWAC to meet coaches, federations, athletes and clubs.
“With the FINA World Aquatics Convention being held in North America for the first time, it’s very fitting for us to have one of the country’s premier training establishments involved. SPIRE Institute is doing a fantastic job of developing future Aquatics stars at school and collegiate level, and will no doubt provide our delegates with invaluable insight into the development of our sport, from grassroots to the Olympic podium.
“FINA is looking forward to providing SPIRE Institute with the best platform to meet and share knowledge with the Aquatics industry, and to discover new opportunities for international partnerships.” (Dr. Julio Maglione, President, FINA)
“For the past two years we have been working with FINA to deliver the FINA Scholarship Programme and we are delighted to be taking our partnership to the next level with the FINA World Aquatics Convention. The event provides a platform for SPIRE Institute to open up a conversation with the international Aquatics community and explain how our team, our facilities and our programmes can support swimmers from all over the world.
“Our aim is to help students, athletes and coaches set a new standard in Aquatics performance. With this in mind, we’re particularly interested in making the most of the exhibition – keeping an eye out for the market’s latest tech innovations.” (Jeff Orloff, Chief Operating Officer, SPIRE Institute)
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