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 scrimmages and real game situations. 

A breathtaking venue

Montjuic Olympic Pools

2021 Summer Academy

All you need to know

Who and where?

Open to athletes (both genders) born in 2007 and older.

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


  • Session 1: From May 31st to July 2nd.
  • Session 2: From August 16th to September 5th (designed for student-athletes staying for the Fall).

What's included?

  • Sports program.
  • Lodging and meals (Academia Sánchez Casal).
  • Private transportation (van). 

Two sessions

Session 1 

May 31 to July 2, 2021

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 16 to September 5, 2021

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 2 - 5. 


Olympic outdoor pool

All training sessions will take place at the Montjuic Olympic pool, 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 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 is like to register for our high performance annual training program.

Why is it different from a summer camp?

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.

You can also combine it with a summer camp >>

COVID-19 Notice

Water polo will bring us back together!

At BIWPA we are taking very seriously the COVID-19 pandemic and we will take all necessary safety measures to preserve the health and well-being of all athletes and staff members.

Besides, a full refund will be guaranteed in the following cases:

  • Cancelation of the Summer Academy due to COVID-19.
  • Inability to travel to Barcelona due to flying regulations.

A typical day

Overnight 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
  • 7 - 9 pm Pool time - Evening practice
  • Dinner

Last year's 2020 Summer Academy


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