Practices are split into different groups based on age, ability level, and season. We have players as young as seven who are advanced in their swimming and treading skills and play with our 10U teams in competitions. We also offer Splashball once a week on Saturdays and for several weeks during the Summer.
During the Fall our high schoolers are encouraged to compete in the Colorado High School Water Polo Association in addition to club practices. Our competitive players travel out of state for high-level competitions and we sometimes combine with other teams for competitive tournaments.
10 & Under Squad 2022 12 & Under Team 2022 16 & Under JO’s Team 2022- Gold Division Champs
We practice year-round with some breaks. Our general yearly schedule is as follows:
Fall Season: September-November. High School in state competitions for more information email a coach or visit: https://www.facebook.com/COhswpa
Winter Season: December-February. We train and scrimmage in state and compete in out-of-state competitions.
Spring Season: March-May. We will compete in both in-state and out-of-state competitions at this time.
Summer Season: June-July. We will compete in in-state and out-of-state competitions in preparation for Junior Olympics at the end of July.
Our Fall and Spring seasons will include weekend games against other teams in the area.
Please see the main page and TeamSnap for our current practice schedule.
As the first water polo team in the state of Colorado, we serve the Denver metro area, including east Denver and Central Park, Aurora and South Centennial. We aim to have a variety of practice locations so that our member families hopefully have one closer practice location. We hold three weekday practices as well as intersquad scrimmages on Saturdays and Sundays. We are a co-ed program with girls and boys practicing together and at times competing separately.
Though we do not have practice attendance requirements, we encourage our 12U athletes to attend a minimum of one weekday and the Saturday practice. Older athletes are encouraged to attend a minimum of two weekday practices and a weekend practice. The more committed athletes are to practices the more likely they are to reach higher-level playing opportunities. The amount of time and dedication an athlete puts into practice is taken into consideration when considering playing time and opportunities. The harder you work for yourself, your team and your coaches, the harder they will work for you.
We travel to tournaments in New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Texas and Nevada and/or California. We are always looking for opportunities to gain exposure through travel competition. We also host the only club water polo tournament in Colorado in November on Veterans Day weekend. The cost of these tournaments is not included in seasonal dues. It is not required to travel to these tournaments.
We receive a number of inquiries from athletes who do not have much swimming experience. We find that adding a ball to the water is an excellent motivator for kids to learn swimming skills quickly and gain confidence.
Younger athletes will have much more fun and practice will be much more productive if they can swim at least one length of the pool unaided. We do have a Splashball program for 5-10 year olds which is a modified version of water polo designed to teach the skills of water polo in a fun and supportive team environment.
High School athletes tend to progress more quickly the more comfortable they are in the water and the more understanding they are of team ball sports. Water polo takes a ton of stamina, swimming and treading ability as well as comfort with contact in the water are essential to becoming a skilled player.
We provide all of the equipment necessary to play. We recommend athletes bring goggles and a speedo or jammer swimsuit.