HIGHLAND PARK (KDKA) — The competition on the water was intense this weekend at Highland Park Pool when Pennsylvania colleges descended on Pittsburgh for the W&J Water Polo Invitational.
Heading to the Highland Park Pool were Gannon University, Penn State Behrend, Washington & Jefferson, and Mercyhurst.
This season marked the 20th anniversary for the W&J Men’s Water Polo squad and they, unfortunately, opened it with losses to PSU Behrend and Mercyhurst.
When the colleges weren’t battling it out in the pool, the public was allowed to try their hand at water polo.
Citiparks kept the pool open an extra week just for the competition.
On a nice Saturday afternoon, the Renegades had two games on the CMU campus. First it was a game with Pitt. Then another with Case Western.
Fun to see so many of the players bring along their children to watch and cheer.
Next week, a squad of players from Pittsburgh goes to Cleveland for the Lake Erie Classic for two days of water polo play with a masters tournament there.
|8:00 AM||CASE||COLUMBUS YOUTH|
|8:45 AM||CWPC BROWN||LOS NINOS|
|11:00 AM||ANN ARBOR||LOS NINOS|
|11:45 AM||AKRON||COLUMBUS YOUTH|
|12:30 PM||PITTSBURGH||CWPC ORANGE|
|2:00 PM||CWPC BROWN||MOTOR CITY|
|2:45 PM||WILMINGTON||COLUMBUS YOUTH|
|4:15 PM||CBUS||LOS NINOS|
|5:00 PM||CWPC ORANGE||DYNAMO|
|5:45 PM||MOTOR CITY||PITTSBURGH|
|8:00 PM||ANN ARBOR||616|
|8:00 AM||CBUS||MOTOR CITY|
|8:45 AM||CWPC BROWN||COLUMBUS YOUTH|
|9:30 AM||ANN ARBOR||DYNAMO|
|10:15 AM||LOS NINOS||616|
|11:00 AM||MOTOR CITY||WILMINGTON|
|12:30 PM||CWPC ORANGE||ANN ARBOR|
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Thank you to everyone who helped out with our ‘Intro to Water Polo’ night. We had a handful of new players AND new Renegades come out!
The CMU Women Tartans are playing in the following games this weekend:
Saturday, March 23, 2019:
Sunday, March 24, 2019:
Come out to watch some good fun water polo and support the women’s team in our second league tournament of the year!
There’s going to be a Jolyn Trunk Show at the viewing deck of the pool on Saturday, March 23. Stop by to buy a new swimsuit, and some of the proceeds will go back to the team!
Those who have given their email address to our newsletter coordinator should have gotten this directly.
Located at Cleveland State University with a guarantee of four games. RSVP: The tournament fee of $425.00 will be due on March 26, 2019. Respond if interested.
Membership March Dues: $5 dues can now be paid to Venmo as well as Paypal
American Water Polo is adopting a new policy, effective March 20, 2019. The purpose is to provide the safest possible environment for our athletes to enjoy the great sport of water polo.
The certification process involves these elements:
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:
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).
Thanks in advance for your participation!