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Summer Water Polo

Powel Crosley YMCA – Sunday’s. Evendale Recreation Center – Wednesday’s

Cincinnati Splash Water Polo – Summer Review

For the first summer, Cincinnati Splash Water Polo was a great success. During 2 sessions, we had 15 kids attend and learn the fundamentals of water polo, being a team player and water safety. With parents in the water to assist, they were able to get a great understanding of how much fun the game is. Would like to thank American Water Polo (www.americanwaterpolo.org) for their assistance in helping us get this off the ground. Also, can’t thank the Village of Evendale (https://www.evendaleohio.org/) for their work in providing the facility, lifeguards and opportunity. For more information on our next one, email us at ohio.squirrels and keep an eye on our Facebook pages and Twitter (@ohiosquirrels) for more upcoming events. -OSWPC 2019 Cincinnati Splash Water Polo.pdf

7/28/19 Practice

Great weather, training and intensity! Keep up the great work!

Lake Polo – Falmouth, Kentucky

On July, 20th, 15 Squirrels and their families traveled to Falmouth, KY for their annual Lake Polo event. With the use of Kap7 inflatable goals, rope, empty milk jugs, a cinder block and swimming noodles, a course was put together for water polo. Schedule – 1000am – 1030am – Warm-Up 1030am – 1230am – Play 1230pm – 130pm – Lunch 130pm – 3pm – Play A small contingent went down Friday night to setup the course, camp out and enjoy the outdoors of Kentucky! Great weather, great polo and great fun for all. If you have any interest in the future in attending, please email ohio.squirrels -OSWPC

Fall, 2019 Invitationals – Sign-Up

Indianapolis – Never Ending Summer Invite – Saturday, Sept 7, 2019 Noblesville, IN (Near Indy) Outdoors 3-4 Games One Day https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScXzxin8P5FFmhaM881BbbO4DH5fv8BxKQQRvF9x1NKg4c0_g/viewform Ohio State Invitational – Aug 31 – Sept 1, 2019 4 Games Indoorrs Big Ten & Masters Teams 2 Days https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFyWWCBs_IMEcOyJrK0vD-Ct-DKzvCYy7SFyFDjzOiOqF-gQ/viewform Harvest Classic – October 19-20, 2019 Home Invitational University of Cincinnati Sign-Up Coming

Tony Azevedo Visits Cincinnati

July 13 – 14 – Tony Azevedo, 5x Olympian and Silver Medalist visited Cincinnati to put on a clinic in collaboration with the Jose Cerda Aquatics Foundation. Some members of the Ohio Squirrels WPC got to attend dinner with him during Saturday night.

Cincinnati High School Coaching Opportunities

Walnut Hills Water Polo – Head Coach Needed Walnut Hills HS is starting a water polo team for the fall. Practices will be only twice per week, mostly likely 1-1.5 hours. They will only be competing locally in Cincinnati this fall. Email krhassel4 and nhellwig.wp if interested. Sycamore Girls Water Polo- Assistant Coach Needed Sycamore HS Girls Water Polo needs an assistant coach. Practices are in the afternoon starting around 4pm. Travel on the weekend. Heckle officials :). Please email Rachel-ann94 if you are interested.

Summer Schedule & Upcoming Summer Events

Attached is our most updated schedule. Couple events coming up: Lake Polo – July 20, 2019 Falmouth, KY (45 minute South of Cincinnati) Full Day of Open Lake Water Polo. Inflatable Goals Friday Night Arrival and Camping is available Sign-Up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczvtuITaT7XYMteYz50m_p_3MfYZS0Xcv0w4PooPS-9GrlHw/viewform 2019 OSWPC Practice Schedule – Session #2.pdf

Lake Polo – Good Ol’ Outdoor Polo!

The Ohio Squirrels headed down to Falmouth, KY for open-water water polo. With a short field and 13 players, the group divided up until 3 teams of 4.Special Rules: 1. First to 3 – rotate games. 2. Exclusion – touch a rope and come right back in. 3. Miss goal completely, your team is man-down until you retrieve the ball. 4. Team is out – either officiating or watching the kiddos. With ATV rides, rope swings, camp fire cooking, hiking and nature, it was an awesome event! Tune in next summer! -OSWPC

Five Time Olympian Visits Cincinnati and Attends Masters Water Polo Club Practice

The Ohio Squirrels Water Polo Club was in for a treat on Sunday, July 29 when they had 5x Olympian, Tony Azevedo attend their water polo practice. Azevedo was in town from Long Beach, CA (just outside of LA) for an age group clinic at Mason High School and special dinner honoring Jose Cerda and the Jose Cerda Aquatic Foundation (www.jcafoundation.org). The foundation alongside St. Xavier High School Water Polo and Head Coach Mike Roberts have been working with Azevedo for the past year building up to this fantastic weekend. For the Ohio Squirrels, an 18 and older club team, Sunday included drills, technique training and organized scrimmage. Azevedo, 36 years old, is about the same age for many of the players on the Ohio Squirrels so they have been following his success for many years. The training session was held at Powel Crosley YMCA, one of the regular locations for the club team. "This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the greatest water polo player in the United States and one of the top in the world." – Ben Keefe, a player on the Ohio Squirrels. Ben has been with the Ohio Squirrels for 5 years. The Ohio Squirrels is a coed masters team that has been around since 2007. They compete and train year-round. They travel to 6-8 invitationals and host tournaments in February and October. For more information, please visit www.ohiosquirrels.com. They are open to players of all levels and ages.