Water polo programs

BIWPA's academy program combines
high performance water polo training and academic studies


Program and methodology executed by most of the water polo players from the Spanish National Team.


Spanish classes instructed by native teachers.


We offer regulated studies programs in ES International School American System School

Access to competition


Players will join local teams and compete in national leagues during the year.

Scholarships in the USA


An orientation service is included, covering performance analysis, college explorations and admissions management to obtain athletic scholarships in the US.

  • The methodology
  • CDT Joaquím Blume
  • High School
  • Language classes
  • Scholarships in USA
  • Our program applies a training methodology for high performance water polo, executed by most of the Spanish water polo players with international projection. The training is based on improvement, aiming to master individual technique, extending tactical aspects and decision-taking processes, along with enhancing physical condition. There will be Monday to Friday training sessions alternating physical, technical and tactical work (25h dedication approximately).During the stay, students may have the chance to play in the national competition. The members of the annual program will train daily with BIWPA coaches and with local team, having the chance to compete in a national league.
  • This training program will take place in the top-level and most distinguished facilities in Barcelona, the Centro de Tecnificación Joaquín Blume. This complex is provided with a gym, a muscle-building room, and several spaces where water polo and other sports are practised. Olympic athletes have trained in Blume (Jesús Rollán, Pedro “Toto” García Aguado, Miki Oca, Guillermo Molina, Xavi Garcia, Dani López Pinedo – among others) whom have also combined studies and high level training. The residence includes 5 floors containing more than 20 triple rooms per floor. There are also 2 dinning rooms, a living room, a playroom and a study including individual and group rooms.

  • Our program includes classes in Instituto Joaquín Blume, which is subject to the Spanish regulation, and with a program adapted to the training sessions. Each term reports from the scholar tutor and the personal tutor will be delivered. Also, BIWPA will relay a document evaluating the sportive and academic development of the player. This program will adapt to the athlete needs, regarding academic needs, and boosting its sportive performance in a local club.

  • BIWPA has an extra-academic service for international water polo players who need to adapt to the Spanish-speaking environment. The classes will be instructed by a certified teacher with more than 25 years of experience. For those willing to improve their English level, BIWPA offers the possibility to join the American School of Barcelona. This school is a private academy certified both in Spain and the United States, and it is near the Blume facilities. Students can enjoy high-level preparatory education for university.

  • BIWPA is a company specialized in obtaining athletic scholarships in the United States that works together with ES International School . After several years of experience, they managed to get more than 44 million dollars in grants, with an average of 21.000 dollars annually per athlete.
    In USA there are 110 universities with water polo teams among their athletic programs. From those, about a half institutions can grant.
    AGM is in charge of assisting our players, advising on the appropriate scholarship and the university with the suitable sportive and academic level.




The best combination between high performance water polo and academic studies given in the ES International School

From September to June
Full board accommodation in the sports residence
Daily training (morning) with our coaches
Daily training (afternoon) with a local team
Access to competition with the local team
Language classes (Spanish or English)
 High school studies American system (ES International School)




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The best combination between high performance water polo and Spanish or English languages improvement.

From September to June
Full board accommodation in the sports residence
Daily training (morning) with our coaches
Daily training (afternoon) with a local team
Access to friendly matches with a local team
Language classes (Spanish or English)
No access to academic studies


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