November news

4 women water polo players in holiday sweaters in Pittsburgh in front of Christmas tree
Practice:

Thursday, 11/7: Chartiers Valley HS from 7:30-9pm with game prep with Michigan State.  This is not a full scrimmage with them.  If we have enough masters players we can scrimmage when they leave.

Main Line Division A League Dates:  1/26, 2/9, 2/23, 3/14 (Championship)

There will be two games played on each date. Schedule will be released as the other teams confirm.  Please respond if you think you can make any of these dates.

Save the Date for our Renegade Annual Fun Run!  Last year we had a lot of fun and even headed for Mexican and margaritas after.  Get your free tickets at the link below.  December 10th!  So far, Kinz, Pam, Jocelyn, and Joie have theirs!

https://probikerun.com/event/holiday-lights-run/?fbclid=IwAR3bpIxPJoiQWJOkbHYfIgDk4WBAC_Dm5R1HrV9fpJUrwn0sXUTlPH6PZ00  

If you are interested in purchasing an embroidered Pittsburgh Renegades towel for $20 before Christmas then please respond by Tuesday evening.  Your name can be placed on it at same cost.

Big weekend at Pitt as 16 teams come to Pittsburgh for the Men's National Club Water Polo Championships on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov 15-17, 2019.

https://collegiatewaterpolo.org/2019-mens-national-collegiate-club-championship/  

Squads include: Lindenwood University of Missouri Valley Division, Boston College, Utah, University of Florida, University of Southern California, California State University Maritime Academy, United States Military Academy, University of California-San Diego, Oregon State University, University of Texas, United States Naval Academy, University of Notre Dame, University of Alabama, Michigan State University, and Pitt

Congrats to CMU Men's team, https://collegiatewaterpolo.org/Club/#group that is ranked in D3 Club, tied for 7th in the nation.Extra swim time with Coach Mark is 8 to 11 am on Saturdays with the Saturday Swim School on the Northside at PPS Allegheny school. Call 412-298-3432 if the door is locked. Good for lifeguard candidates.Extra SKWIM game and water time with Coach Mark at Moon High School pool from 2-4 pm on Sunday, Nov 10, 17 and 24 and again Dec 8 and 22. $5 drop in fee. Kids and adults are welcome.If you want to be in the first wave of the lifeguard class, you need to wrap up the online lessons soon. Otherwise, we'll be able to re-enroll for another course. Congrats to the few who have done so already. Coach Mark is helping to organize a regional Lifeguard Recruiting Initiative for aquatic leaders. Pass the word. See https://Guard.4Rs.org

New Month means New $5 Dues!!!

$5 dues can now be paid to Venmo as well  as Paypal

Venmo: Joie-Marhefka 

Paypal:  https://paypal.me/pools/c/852bhrrPqu

Wetskins tournament notes and team photo

Results from the first day’s games at the DC Wetskins: 

Renegades split. The first game was a loss to NOVA, 20 to 5. Pittsburgh scores the first three goals then down hill from there.
Second game, a win against one of the four of the Wetskins teams, 10 to 8 in a close game. Up by 5 goals at mid game. Wetskins came back but Pittsburgh holds on.

Before day two.

The Renegades lost its fourth game to Rockville in DC. Closer battle than the score as the first quarter ended with an even point cout. Then Rockville pulled ahead. Renegades came back with three unanswered goals, but the final was Rockville, 14 to Renegades, 8.

Rockville moved on to the Championship Game.

The Lady Referee took the worst of the battle. No red cards though. Both sides were confused. Bittersweet depending on if you wanted to get home early or later.

BIG THANKS to the players from Cleveland and the Hawks and Miland for filling out the squad.

KDKA coverage came

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.

Playing games at CMU and update for game schedule in Clevaland

Squad of water polo players.

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.

Lake Erie Classic Game Times for Pittsburgh Renegades

Saturday

  • 12:30 Pittsburgh (home) vs CWPC Orange (away)
  • 3:30pm Pittsburgh (home) vs Akron (away)
  • 5:45pm Motor City (home) vs Pittsburgh (away)

Sunday

  • 11:45am CASE (home) vs Pittsburgh (away)

Update of full schedule (subject to change, of course)

Sat, 4/13 HOME VS AWAY
8:00 AM CASE COLUMBUS YOUTH
8:45 AM CWPC BROWN LOS NINOS
9:30 AM DYNAMO 616
10:15 AM WILMINGTON CASE
11:00 AM ANN ARBOR LOS NINOS
11:45 AM AKRON COLUMBUS YOUTH
12:30 PM PITTSBURGH CWPC ORANGE
1:15 PM CBUS 616
2:00 PM CWPC BROWN MOTOR CITY
2:45 PM WILMINGTON COLUMBUS YOUTH
3:30 PM PITTSBURGH AKRON
4:15 PM CBUS LOS NINOS
5:00 PM CWPC ORANGE DYNAMO
5:45 PM MOTOR CITY PITTSBURGH
6:30 PM CBUS DYNAMO
7:15 PM AKRON WILMINGTON
8:00 PM ANN ARBOR 616
Sun, 4/14
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
11:45 AM CASE PITTSBURGH
12:30 PM CWPC ORANGE ANN ARBOR
1:15 PM AKRON CASE

 

email update from March 24, 2019

Group photo of Tuesday night water polo at CV.

Practice:

  • Tuesday, March 26th @ Chartiers Valley from 7:30-9pm
  • Tuesday, April 2nd @ Chartiers Valley from 7:30-9pm
  • Tuesday, April 16th @ Chartiers Valley from 7:30-9pm
  • Spring/Easter Break following.
  • Starting in May we will begin practicing at Perry HS on Thursdays!

Tiger Classic @ Chartiers Valley (2 pools running all day)

See other post.

CMU Tournament @ CMU

  • April 6th: Game times TBD
    Please send an email if you plan on playing in any of these games.

Lake Erie Classic @ Cleveland

  • April 13th-14th
    Please send an email if you plan on playing in any of these games.

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!

CMU is hosting a water polo tournament for college women this weekend

CMU Water Polo digital badge

The CMU Women Tartans are playing in the following games this weekend:

Facebook invite link.

Saturday, March 23, 2019:

  • 11:05 AM: CMU vs. West Chester
  • 2:20 PM: CMU vs. PSU A
  • 6:40 PM: CMU vs. UPenn

Sunday, March 24, 2019:

  • 10:55 AM: CMU vs. Pitt

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!

Email newsletter update

Those who have given their email address to our newsletter coordinator should have gotten this directly.

Practice:

  • Tuesday, March 12th: 7:30-9pm Chartiers Valley HS. Morgan Harris will be joining us for the night.
    Tuesday, March 19th: 7:30-9pm Chariters Valley HS. Also, HOSTING an ‘Intro to Water Polo’ for interested high school students and adults.
  • Saturdays at Northside Allegheny Middle School (Cedar Ave) from 11:30-1pm you can go and swim laps.

Eighth Annual Lake Erie Classic, to be held April 13-14, 2019

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.

Last Villanova Game Day is March 16, 2019

  • Message for carpool options. Kinz and Kiean are going so far.

Please remember to pay your dues

Membership March Dues: $5 dues can now be paid to Venmo as well as Paypal

  • Venmo: Joie-Marhefka
  • Paypal: https://paypal.me/pools/c/852bhrrPqu

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Coaches education requirements from American Water Polo

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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.

Certification Overview

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.

Send HEADS UP and SafeSport certificates via email to member@americanwaterpolo.org  or office@americanwaterpolo.org

Club Requirements

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).

Thanks in advance for your participation!

 

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