Summer Academy

High performance water polo in Barcelona

"A high performance summer water polo program in Barcelona, Spain, designed for athletes wishing to take their game to the next level"

The Summer Academy is a high performance water polo program that follows the same methodology and training method than the annual program at the BIWPA Academy.  

The sports program is led by 2x Olympic coach Quim Colet and challenges athletes with two sessions in the pool and one gym/conditioning session every day. The program focuses on individual skills, technique/tactics and also includes real game situations and scrimmages with local club teams. 

A breathtaking venue

Montjuic Olympic Pools

2022 Summer Academy

All you need to know

Who and where?

Open to athletes (both genders) born between 2008 and 2002.

It takes place in Barcelona, Spain, at the Montjuic Olympic swimming pools.


  • Session 1: From May 30th to July 1st.
  • Session 2: From August 22nd to September 11th.

What's included?

  • Sports program.
  • Lodging and full board.
  • Private transportation (van). 
  • Weekend excursions.

Two sessions

What's the best option for you?

Session 1 

May 30 to July 1, 2022

Athletes coming for session 1 will join the group of student-athletes of the Spring semester at the Academy. Come for a couple of weeks or the whole month and live a true Academy experience in Barcelona!

Session 2

August 22 to September 11, 2022

Session 2 includes two weeks of high performance water polo with trainings and scrimmages and the participation in the 5th Barcelona International Water Polo Cup tournament from September 8 - 11. 


Olympic outdoor pool

All training sessions will take place at the Montjuic Olympic pools, with two swimming pools and one of the most stunning panoramic views of Barcelona.

BIWPA methodology

A training methodology for high-performance water polo, executed by most of the Spanish water polo players with international projection.

All included

Transportation, lodging and full board. Athletes only have to focus on water polo. A private van will take them around. 

The best coaching staff

Led by 2x Olympic coach Quim Colet, our Academy coaches have experience, skill and a high-level background.

Scrimmages with local clubs

Together with the individual technical and tactical work, athletes compete in weekly scrimmages with local club teams.


This summer program is the best trial of what it's like to experience our high performance annual training program.


Xior - The Lofttown

Athletes stay in a newly-constructed bio-sustainable university residence that guarantees maximum comfort and the minimum impact on the environment, located in the trendy neighbourhood of Gracia (Barcelona).

Double rooms with bathroom

All rooms have their private bathroom, maximum speed Wi-Fi Internet, heat and air conditioning, and weekly room cleaning with replacement of fresh towels and sheets.

What's included?

  • Full board: Elaborated buffet with fresh, seasonal and healthy products.
  • Use of all common rooms and outdoor gym.

Summer Academy, summer camp or both?

While our summer camps offer the best balance between fun and water polo fundamentals, the Summer Academy follows a demanding and immersive training program designed to get the most out of every athlete. At the Summer Academy you can get a taste of our high performance annual water polo program.

Athletes from session 1 can extend their stay with a summer camp starting July 4.

A typical day

International athletes

  • Breakfast
  • 8:45 - 10:30 am Pool time - Morning practice
  • Snack time
  • 10:45 am - 12 pm Strength and conditioning session
  • Lunch and rest
  • 6.30 - 8.30 pm Pool time - Evening practice
  • Dinner

Additional services

Make the most of the experience

US college recruiting service

We offer all Summer Academy participants interested in studying college in the US our help and resources to stand out to college coaches.

This is a tailor-made additional service that includes a series of videos, consulting and direct contact with some of the most important university water polo head coaches. 

Spanish language courses 

Apart from improving their water polo skills, athletes will be able to meet local players and reinforce the cultural and linguistic immersion with language classes.

We offer private Spanish language courses between the morning and evening training sessions with qualified professors. 

Last year's Summer Academy

Information and pricing

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No payment is required

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