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!

Updated: Out of town visitors joined for scrimmage on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at CV

Update:

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.

Prior

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.

Top of CV logo
Chartiers Valley — Colts know how to do water polo!
Doors to use for CV High School
Enter this door at the CV school, near the football field.
Hallway in the CV school.
When you enter the building, follow the signs. The swim pool is across from the gym. However, the doors at the cafeteria are now being used to enter the swim pool area too.
Open door to the swim pool.
Door to the swim pool at CV. See you on deck.

 

Moon shot! Come out from 2 to 4 pm on Sunday, Nov 11, 2018

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.

SKWIM players at Moon Area High School.
SKWIM players at Moon on a Sunday afternoon. Next time, you can join us from 2-4 pm on Sunday, November 11. Tip: enter the back door.

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.

Pitt hosts Renegades for game-night

water polo ball on water with players battling in a scrimmage
Pitt Men’s Water Polo host the Renegades.

Adults and College Squad have a practice game

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.

Water polo player at 3 position with the ball looking to set up the offense.
Better cover that guy. He has an arm.

Highland Park Pool practice at 91-degree temperature with W&J men’s squad

The pool was busy!

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.

New Player joins the Renegades

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.

He posted on Facebook:

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.

Presidential

Logo of W&J Water Polo taken from Water Polo PlanetThe 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.

Photos, thanks to Joie:

Tip: Click image for larger view.

Videos of some action at practice

Order questionable. More edits and comments welcome.