Head to Renegades.4rs.org.
For the first time in decades, the tournament was co-hosted by the Masters water polo team. And, the Pittsburgh masters fielded two squads, Renegades 1 and Renegades 2.
CMU was to host a water polo tournament, April 7 and 8, 2018. Instead, it is was jointly hosted at Chartiers Valley High School swim pool by Pittsburgh Masters (also known as Renegades) and Tiger Water Polo of North Allegheny. Well done everyone. Tiger had great help at the table with scoreboard operators and results. The on-deck officials were great. The teams came to play and they all got lots of action.
|Sat, Apr 7th|
|Time||Dark Caps||White Caps|
|4pm||Renegades 2||Presidents (W&J Alum)|
|7pm||GW||Presidents (W&J Alum)|
|Sun, Apr 8th|
|Time||Dark Caps||White Caps|
|10am||Salem||Presidents (W&J Alum)|
|2pm||Renegades 2||Renegades 1|
Please sign up to volunteer for the tournament, such as running the clock / scoreboard. Follow the event details on Facebook.
Coach Mark traveled to Napa, California, and gave a one-hour talk to swim coaches and the audio, slides and associated videos, are published. See Thinking again about aquatic game play.
Hometown hero holds the ball and gets the center position of the photo (see below) taken after at Tuesday evening practice at South Park High School. He is a lap swimmer at South Park on the other days, but stepped up and joined into the water polo practice and scrimmage on the first night. Also present in the photo is Christopher, the head coach of the South Park High School varsity and club swim teams. He is second from left in the photo. He had not played water polo with the Pittsburgh Masters and we were most happy to get the program off to a good start this fall.
Others at the practice include some players from CMU, new and veteran.
Missing from the photo, high school players. Where are the high school swimmers. Triathletes too! Get in some fun water time at this time of the year.
Practices are slated for Tuesday nights, 8 to 9:30 pm, at South Park High School pool. Just show up. Directions: 2005 Eagle Ridge dr, South Park PA, 15129. When you enter the high school campus, drive around the buildings to the back entrance (#17). The pool is along the first hallway on your left. Enter through the office to get to locker rooms.
Teams from the eastern states, Canada and Erie often come to play water polo in Pittsburgh.
Olympians and champions from Europe, Serbia and Team USA come to Pittsburgh for clinics.
Most of the die-hard water polo players on the Pittsburgh Masters Water Polo squad have played the sport in college and have continued, off and on, to play in the decades that follow. But, many have not. Some just came to the sport later in life as they look for a team sport that is physical, fun and easier on the body than the land sports.
Throughout the academic year, the Pittsburgh Masters are often invited to play practices and games with the men’s team at CMU. Playing once a week, often on Tuesday nights, 9 to 11 pm, has been the norm in recent years. But, check the calendar.
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