Summer Academy

High performance water polo in Barcelona

"BIWPA's summer high performance water polo program 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. 

See what's new in 2024

New locations and three sessions available

2024 Summer Academy

All you need to know

Who and where?

Open to athletes (coed) born between 2010 and 2004.

Two locations: Barcelona and the US.


  • Session 1 · Sabadell: From May 27th to June 21st (4 weeks)
  • Session 2 · US: From July 26th to August 2nd
  • Session 3 · Barcelona: From July 29th to August 9th

What's included?

  • Sports program
  • Lodging and full board
  • Private transportation


Session 1 · Sabadell
Session 2 · California
Session 3 · Barcelona

Three sessions

What's the best option for you?

Session 1 

Club Natació Sabadell, Barcelona 

May 27 to June 21, 2024

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 (TBC)

California, US

July 26 to August 2, 2024

We are excited to bring the Summer Academy to the US for athletes eager to enhance their skills with our unique methodology. The perfect opportunity to regain peak performance right after the school year begins!

Session 3

Montjuïc Olympic pools, Barcelona

July 29 to August 9, 2024

Train with athletes from all over the world at the amazing Montjuic Olympic pools. Join us for two weeks and take advantage of our intense high-performance program!


The best facilities

An Olympic venue like the Municipal pools in Montjuic (Barcelona) or Club Natació Sabadell, one of Europe's leading clubs.

BIWPA methodology

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

All included

Private transportation, lodging and full board. Athletes only have to focus on water polo and make the most of the experience. 

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.


All-inclusive format

A four-star hotel conveniently situated within a 15-minute walk of Club Natació Sabadell.

Hotel Verdi

Sabadell - Session 1

Newly-constructed bio-sustainable student residence with modern and quality facilities.

Xior Residence

Barcelona - Session 3

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.

Learn more about our summer camps >>

A typical day

Tentative schedule

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

Last year's Summer Academy (2023)

Information and pricing

Brochure 2024 coming soon!

About the admission process

Please note that all athletes applying for the Summer Academy have to attach a link with video highlights including (at least) the following aspects:

Basic techniques

  • Freestyle, head up-top speed 25m (driving the ball)
  • Vertical shot blocking position
  • Vertical shooting position w ball-add faking
  • Reverse skulling w/ hip displacement (back pedal)
  • Passing while facing goal, from position 2 and 4

Game situations

  • Offense shooting/passing
  • Exclusion drawn
  • Counter attack goal or assist
  • Specific defense (press/zone, set defense)
  • 6 on 5 goals/assists (specific positions)
  • 5 on 6 defensive displacements


Show your interest for 2024

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