John M. Spire
Director of Competitive Aquatics & Head Coach
John M. Spire serves as Director of Competitive Aquatics for the YMCA of South Florida and is the Head Coach of YSF Barracudas Swim Club.
Mr. Spire has been involved in aquatics either as a swimmer, parent, and/or coach for over 40 years.
As a competitive swimmer, he is one of the few individuals who was named an All American Swimmer in high school, college (NCAA) and masters swimming. Mr. Spire has held swimming records from the Florida Gold Coast (Age Group) to World FINA (Masters).
In addition to serving as Head Coach for the YMCA Barracudas (YSF), Mr. Spire is Head Coach for Cypress Bay High School, in Weston, Florida. Since joining the Cypress Bay coaching staff the swim team has participated in every State Championship series meets and were 2005 Boys State Champs and runner-up in 2007.
In YSF’s first year of having an aquatics program, Mr. Spire had two swimmers qualify for the YMCA National Championships. One of his swimmers finished 10th place in the 100 yard Butterfly. In the history of the YMCA Nationals this was the first time that a South Florida team and swimmer attended and swam in the finals. Mr. Spire has coached numerous All Americans, Junior Olympians, and Junior & Senior National Qualifiers. In addition, 2014 one of YSF’s Swimmers qualified and swam in FINA World Short Course Championship in Doha, Qatar.
Mr. Spire is a graduate of the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He is a certified swim coach with USA Swimming, and YMCA of the USA and a member of the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA).