Project Description

Water Polo Program 2020

The information on this page relates to our 2020 season. Program information for SUMMER 2021 will be updated in May.

Water polo is played in deep water and players must be comfortable treading water, and have a solid swimming background. We offer competitive (three teams U12/U14/U16) and developmental (U10 and Splashes).

2020 Water Polo handout

General Considerations

  • Physical distancing – minimum of 2 metres
  • Hand and personal hygiene – washing with water and soap for 20 seconds.
  • Equipment cleaned after each training session
  • Individual health monitoring of coaches and participants
  • Attendance taken at each practice to allow communication in the event of an outbreak of COVID-19.

Training Guidelines

  • Physical 2m distancing applied outside of pool
  • Physical 2m distancing applied in the pool
  • Lane ropes used to help divide the pool into sections
  • Registration has been capped to reduce number of participants in a training session
  • Coach to participant ratio has increased to support smaller group training

    U16 = 16 maximum # Coaches = 4 (1:8 ratio) U14 and U16 share pool time
    U14 = 16 maximum # Coaches = 4 (1:8 ratio) U14 and U16 share pool time
    U12 = 16 maximum # Coaches = 4 (1:4 ratio)
    U10 = 12 maximum # Coaches = 4 (1:3 ratio)
    Splash = 8 maximum # Coaches = 4 (1:2 ratio)

  • Permitted – outside dry-land training (but not on the lower pool deck)
  • Permitted – individual ball/technical skills
  • Permitted – passing and shooting drills (including on goal keeper)
  • Not permitted – travel
  • Not permitted – opposition work
  • Not permitted – scrimmages

COMPETITIVE WATER POLO (3 GROUPS)

  1. U12 born 2009/2010
  2. U14 born 2007/2008
  3. U16 born 2005/2006

All competitive players must be able to swim 200 meters unassisted. Googles are mandatory this year.

U12 Training Days for 2020 (once a day/5 days a week):

  • Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 4:45pm to 5:45pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00pm to 2:00pm

U14 Training Days for 2020 (once a day/5 days a week):

  • Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 5:30pm to 6:30p
  • Wednesday: 1:45pm to 2:45pm

U16 Training Days for 2020 (once a day/5 days a week):

  • Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Wednesday: 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Fee: $80/month

DEVELOPMENTAL WATER POLO (2 GROUPS)

  1. U10 born 2011/2012
  2. Splash Program born 2011/2012/2013

U10 Training Days for 2020 (once a day/4 days a week): All developmental players must be able to swim 25 meters. Googles are mandatory this year.

  • Monday: 4:45pm to 5:30pm
  • Tuesday: 4:45pm to 5:30pm
  • Thursday: 4:45pm to 5:30pm
  • Friday: 4:45pm to 5:30pm

The U10/U12 CBSC hosted tournament this year is cancelled.

The U10 sessions will be 45 minutes in the afternoons, M/T/Th/F. Fee: $70/month

Our Splash sessions for 2020 runs twice a week for 30 minutes and most of the time is spent in the shallow water pool. The program introduces swimming skills, ball handling skills, and basic water polo game knowledge.

  • Class 1: Monday, Thursday 3:15pm-3:45pm
  • Class 2: Monday, Thursday 4:00pm- 4:30pm
  • Class 3: Tuesday, Friday 3:15pm-3:45pm
  • Class 4: Tuesday, Friday 4:00pm- 4:30pm

Fee: $45/month