Monday, July 22, 2013

Youth Water Polo

For a fourth summer in a row, Triangle Aquatic Center and Triangle Water Polo Club will co-sponsor a youth water polo team. The season will begin after July 23rd and end August 24th. Please RSVP. Information is as follows:

Practice: Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:45 PM at TAC. Practices begin July 23rd.

Games: Saturday mornings or afternoons:

July 27, 1:00- 3:00 PM at Triangle Aquatic Center
Aug 3, 8:00-10:00 AM at Heritage Wake Forest
Aug 10, 1:00- 3:00 PM at Triangle Aquatic Center
Aug 17, 1:00- 3:00 PM at Triangle Aquatic Center
Aug 24, 8:00-10:00 AM at Heritage Wake Forest

Cost: $6 per practice and $6 per game. Pay at the front desk when you enter the pool facility. (There is no charge for the two games at Heritage.)

Age: 11 to 17 (Girls and Boys)

Pre-requisites: Participants should be able to swim 50 continuous yards freestyle and should feel comfortable treading water.

Q: Why play water polo?
A: It is a fun, team sport and a great way to maintain aquatic shape during a slow time in the swim season.

Q: I can’t make all the practices or games, can I still play?
A: Yes, this is an informal team.

Q: I have never played water polo before, would it be ok to play?
A: Yes, we will help you learn the game.

Q: Is there more than one age-group?
A: In past years, we have played two age groups: 13 and under and 14-17. We may also have field separate girls and boys teams depending on numbers.

Q: Do girls play water polo?
A: Water Polo is one of the fastest growing NCAA scholarship sports for women. As a relatively new sport for women, it takes less experience to obtain a scholarship in this sport than others. A decent swimmer with some knowledge of the game and natural athletic talent could earn a full ride to college. Trivia: The US men’s and women’s teams won silver medals in the 2008 Olympics. Make sure to watch the Olympic water polo games on TV this summer!

For more information about the youth water polo team, please contact Rob Dickens.

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