A coach must complete and submit all three certifications to become AWP Safety Certified (AWPSC). As of March 15th, only coaches that are AWPSC will be listed as active members and covered by AWP insurance policies.
Every club is required to have at least one individual that is AWPSC on deck during an activity involving AWP member athletes. Teams without an AWPSC coach will be ineligible for AWP competition.
Time and Cost
We recognize that these certifications will take the following time:
Background Check 5 min
Safe Sport Training 90 min
HEADS UP Training for Concussions 60 min
We appreciate your efforts and want to partner with you to keep your athletes safe and healthy. That is why American Water Polo will pay all costs involved with obtaining background clearances and Safe Sport Training (HEADS UP training is free).
Salem’s women water polo players came up Interstate 79 in a team van for a long-session of continual water polo play, scoreless, scrimmage-style. Salem had two on its bench. Renegades had three. Everyone got lots of action.
In the future weeks, Salem’s first games of the season include the opponents of Harvard and Bucknell.
Salem’s squad features three players from Australia (all from Brisbane area), and two from California, plus others from Italy, Greece, Romania, Ohio and The Netherlands. Nearly all of the Salem players are freshmen too.
The event is confirmed. Water polo practice on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, is going to include some out of town college players from Salem, WV. Get over to play, watch, help, cheer, or swim in the other pool from 7:30 to 9 pm.
If you are interested, give Coach Mark a call or text, 412-298-3432.
The North Allegheny Alumni, Masters & HS Players are able to engage in a fun game day the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 24, 2018, from noon to 4 pm.
For those that haven’t participated in the past all the players come and hang around and enjoy some laughs and fun time together. The teams play intermittently throughout the tournament time. The HS players may play against the Alumni for a couple of quarters and then the Masters might play the Alumni. The players all have a fun time and most players don’t want to miss it and work their holiday plans around the event.
This is also a great time that the Parents of previous players get to connect and enjoy each others company as well just in time for the holidays.
There is no RSVP just show up and enjoy the company of those that have played for most of their lives and those that are just starting their journey in the World of Water Polo.
I hope to see all of you there.
P.S. If you know someone who might not have received this notice, please forward it to them.
Election day this Tuesday. Lots of pools are closed.
Play SKWIM at Moon Area High School pool from 2 to 4 pm on Sunday, November 11, 2018. There is open swim from noon to 2 pm too. We had a great session last month with more than a dozen high school swimmers / players and one Underwater Hockey Player. The Moon facility is nice, 8-lanes. Enter side door.
Play water polo at Chartiers Valley High School pool, from 7:30 to 9 pm on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, Enter Door 16, down long hallway. Pool is across from the gym. THIS IS OUR COMEBACK PRACTICE. All should try to attend.
Three cheers for NA’s boys and girls varsity water polo teams that competed at the PA HS State Championships these past two weekends.
Save the date for a possible invite for Thanksgiving weekend to play with the NA Alumni Game. To be announced later. Generally has been a lot of fun on Saturday afternoon of Thanksgiving weekend.
Player from Akron wrote a follow-up message: I had a great time. I really enjoyed playing with the renegades. The whole team, super cool. Let me know if you need players again. I definitely would join anytime I could.
Updated on 10/28 and prior on 10/21/18
Way to go team!
Four players from Akron’s masters water polo squad are going to join with the side from Pittsburgh at the Penn State Brehend tournament.
Louis M Clark
Thanks to the host’s connections, three other players are slated to join the Pittsburgh Renegades for the game day too.
Nick Willison (former W&J player),
Shanen Lazenby (former Gannon player), (* might miss morning game with conflict) and
Anthony Squelia (former W&J player). ONLY attending the 2:30 game, after coaching at YMCA swim meet.
Samer Out w injury as per 10/22
Joie – maybe turned into can’t attend
Adrienne Fyock – Won’t attend as NA girls make states.
Looks like 12 players, but perhaps 13 for the last game. No additional players are needed.
Payment due: $25
Every player needs to chip in $25 for the day for game fees.
First time was a success. Next time we need some masters swimmers, water polo players and triathletes. We’re going back to Moon for aquatic game play is Sunday, November 11, 2018. We’ll play SKWIM from 2 to 4 pm. However, the pool is open from noon to 2 pm for lap swim too.
Moon doesn’t have water polo goals, and they’re more interested in community programming, such as with SKWIM that allows for kids and adults with all ability levels. But water polo players would help matters greatly.