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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!
We had more than a handful of new players attend our practice that night. Success! Great to see the new folks and even a returning state high school swimmer from E.F.
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.
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.
October 18, 2018, was a special night in the sports world as there was a NFL football, ML Baseball (sorry Astros), NBA (the new player for the Laker’s, LeBron, can still dunk), NHL and water polo played at Pitt w Renegades masters.
Photos via Joie M and harvested from the Pittsburgh Renegades Facebook page.
Lots of people were looking to cool off on a hot Tuesday evening at Citiparks Highland Park Pool, our first visit for the summer to the facility. As is the case at both Ammon in The Hill District as well as last week’s practices at the Lower Northside’s Sue Murray Pool, the water polo play unfolded in just a part of the pool and the patrons could still swim and got a peek at the sport and its players as well.
As always, the lifeguards and pool managers were fantastic and most welcoming.
The adult lap swimmers like to swim long-course and the schedule for them had been from 6 to 7 pm for the bulk of the summer. They still got in their laps, and at 7 pm the deep end was re-purposed into the water polo course with goals and a line or two to split the game play from the recreational swimmers.
We had a new guy walk into practice tonight. He had not played, but once, in 16 years, so he said. He grew up and played in the past in Egypt. We’ve got a new friend as he bucked up with the college guys on day one! Hero Land! And out the outset of the play, we had only 3 substitute players on our bench. So a few of us were in and out of the pool in quickly, and the W&J guys are all great swimmers. That speaks volumes to the guy’s willingness to play. He did very well, took shots, passed, pressed on defense.
Thank you guys for accommodating my slow playing (second game in 16 years) I am glad being part of this group and look forward for the next training. I promise to get better.
The highlight of the night, if not the summer, was the presence of the men’s team from W&J. They drove up to the city for the practice and workout. It was a change of pace and venue for them as they get ready for their first official games of the season on Saturday, September 1.
Coach Nikola is the best.
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In 2015, the swim pool at Ammon was closed. So, we shifted some water polo practices to Ream Pool in Mt. Washington.
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