About us

THE BEST WATERPOLO EXPERIENCE OF YOUR LIFE

Barcelona Internacional Water Polo Academy (BIWPA) is a project of excellence and quality moved by the enthusiasm and willingness to form young water polo players at all athletic, human and intellectual levels. BIWPA is born with the intention to broadcast a way of training already well known around the world, which is based on the improvement and enhancement of individual skills. The prestige of the Spanish Water Polo, consolidated over the past 25 years, becomes the best assurance of this project. The success of the men’s team since the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 and the achievement of the female water polo silver medal at London 2012 and the gold medal at the World Championship in 2013 in Barcelona, are the best examples of the values that our methodology wants to convey.
BIWPA offers a variety of camps, conceived and directed by renowned coaches with international recognition. These are programs based on sporting excellence, both for young players who want to improve their technique and for teams who want to improve their performance. In order to do so, we have an advanced video analysis system, resulting from our collaboration with Mundo Entrenador Barcelona. Those programs are designed to fulfill the preferences of the participants and take place throughout the year in top-level facilities in the city of Barcelona and some of the best centers of high performance sport in the world, the Club Natación Barcelona, the Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc, theCentro Catalán de Tecnificación Deportiva Joaquín Blume and the Centro de Alto Rendimiento (CAR) de Sant Cugat (Barcelona).The academy also offers a variety of elite training programs combined with secondary studies, post-graduate and advanced language; these programs are suitable for short and long stays and for players from around the world.

 

OUR TEAM

OUR TEAM

Cristina Marín

Cristina Marín

General Manager

Quim Colet

Quim Colet

Sports Manager

Yuri Colet

Yuri Colet

Head Coach

Joel Esteller

Joel Esteller

Project Manager

Anna Kontorovich

Anna Kontorovich

Assistant Manager

Sarah Lizotte

Sarah Lizotte

USA Sports Relation Manager

Eric Colet

Eric Colet

Sports International Relations

Ferran Pascual

Ferran Pascual

Academy Sporting Director

 

Cristina Sotés

Cristina Sotés

Global Learning Manager

Behnaz Kaviani

Behnaz Kaviani

Assistant Manager

Martí Cercavins

Martí Cercavins

Communications Manager

Filippo Cannas

Filippo Cannas

HaBaWaBa Project Manager

Nikita De Haan

Nikita De Haan

Marketing Assistant

Sergi Clols

Sergi Clols

Academy Coach

FACILITIES

FACILITIES

Club Natación Barcelona

This club have won one Europe Cup, two LEN cups and a long list of Spanish leagues and championships. Its settlement is in the heart of the Barceloneta district, at few metres from the Mediterranean Sea and contains a covered pool and an open-air pool.

Centro de Alto Rendimiento (CAR)

The CAR is the one of the preferred facilities for Spanish olympic athletes. Present legends have been harvested inside its premises, athletes that have achieved the greatest marks only by blood, sweat and tears. Among the facilities we find two olympic pools (covered and open-air) and another covered pool.

Centro Catalán de Tecnificación Deportiva Joaquín Blume

The Blume Residence is the genesis of all the Spanish water polo successes. The golden generation forged in these premises their great achivements that rose the team to the international accomplishments for which they are recognised. The CDT Joaquín Blume has two covered pools.

Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc

Laid on top of the Montjuic’s cliff, this pool is the usual place for the city greatest events. With an attonishing sight of Barcelona, National Teams and water polo teams have become World Champions and Europe Champions. The facilities contain an open-air pool with an eagle’s view.