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Water Polo

Water Polo Players

Our mission is to provide a water polo program based around opportunities for every athlete while building a tradition of excellence and sportsmanship. Our inaugural Water Polo Team provides a competitive program managed and implemented under the direction of the coaching staff. By being part of our water polo team, members develop speed and strength. Our team spends a great deal of time focusing on fitness and endurance as this is a very taxing sport. Training starts with learning how to tread water for extended periods of time as players are not allowed to touch the bottom of the pool during a game. Members then progress toward being able to swim up to two miles using proper stroke technique and racing skills. Over time, students learn strategies and plays before entering a competition with another team.  

Team Expectations

Swimmers and Sportsmanship
  • Demonstrate proper meet behavior (i.e. not throwing cap, goggles, sportsmanship, support teammates).

  • Show respect to your coaches and teammates.

  • Respect pools, locker rooms, team equipment and other swimmers’ property.

Swimmers and Training
  • Understand and take responsibility for attendance and performance, habits in practice and how these relate to meet performance.

  • Swimmers are expected to consistently improve commitment level and training/racing ability from season to season.

  • Swimmers training attitudes should be productive and supportive.

  • Swimmers are expected to train appropriately for the athlete’s experience and stated goals.

Swimmers and External Training Factors
  • Learn time management so practice becomes a high priority.

  • Prioritize outside activities in an order that has the least impact on grades and swimming.

  • Inform the coach of practice absences and reasons.

Swimmers’ Commitment to Their Team
  • Understand the importance of the “Team”.

  • Congratulate teammates regularly during practice and competition.

  • Actions show dedication to the team and promote team values.

  • Compete in the highest level of competition qualified.

  • Take leadership positions as positive role modeling for all teammates.

  • Swimmers are expected to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to promote and support the goals of the team.

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