HomeWater PoloSchool of Water Polo

  • SCHOOL OF WP - BEGINNER
  • SCHOOL OF WP - INTERMEDIATE

The goal of the Beginner SWP Team is to establish a solid base of general in-water movements that are essential to water polo. These include eggbeater, swim technique, swim conditioning and ball control. Athletes will be evaluated on a regular basis to gauge their success in the areas below. Once all areas are successfully accomplished, athletes will move up to 10u water polo.

Requirements for Completion of School of WP – Beginner:


Water Coordination:

  • Eggbeater and Mobility
    • 10 second Eggbeat – 180 degree turn – 10 second Eggbeat
    • 10 second Eggbeat – 360 degree turn – 10 second Eggbeat


Swim Technique:

  • Freestyle
    • Arms + Flutterkick
  • Breaststroke
    • Arm + BR Kick
  • Backstroke
    • Arms + Flutterkick
  • Butterfly
    • Arms + BR Kick


Condition Technique:

  • 2 laps without stopping:
    • Backstroke
    • Breaststroke
    • Freestyle
  • Sprint Freestyle 25 yards in 30 seconds


Ball Control:

  • Picking up a ball left-to-right
  • Holding a ball w/elbow out of the water
  • Throwing a ball a minimum of 2 meters

The goal of the Intermediate SWP Team is to establish a solid base of general in-water movements that are essential to water polo. These include eggbeater, swim technique, swim conditioning and ball control. Athletes will be evaluated on a regular basis to gauge their success in the areas below. Once all areas are successfully accomplished, athletes will move up to 12u or 14u water polo.

Requirements for Completion of School of WP – Intermediate:


Water Coordination:

  • Eggbeater Hips Down
  • Eggbeater Hips Up
  • Scull + Kick
  • Lunges


Swim Technique:

  • Freestyle
    • Arms + Flutterkick
  • Breaststroke
    • Arm + BR Kick
  • Backstroke
    • Arms + Flutterkick
  • Butterfly
    • Arms + BR Kick


Condition Technique:

  • 200 Freestyle under 4:00
  • 100 BR / FL / BK under 2:30
  • Sprint Freestyle 25 yards in 20 seconds


Ball Control:

  • Picking up a ball left-to-right
  • Sliding w/ elbow out
  • Throwing minimum of 5m
  • Catching the ball

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