Water Polo

Teaching a Syrian Warlord to Swim – Feature Video

Photographer Jonathan Alpeyrie (former competitive swimmer and water polo player), who was recently held captive in Syria for 81 days, recounts the surreal story of being forced to teach a Hawaiian-swimsuit-clad local militia leader how to swim.

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Connecting Swimming To The Hardly Strictly Bluegrasss Festival

Featured Image: Bruce Wigo (International Swimming Hall of Fame CEO) at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco with wife Janet and twin sons Janson (left) and Drac (right), who were both 4-time All American water polo players at Stanford.

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2013 FINA World Men’s Junior Water Polo Championships – Featured Video

Captured in Szombathely, Hungary. This Water Polo video was produced by Szombathelyi Televízió. (Image courtesy of FINA)

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2013 FINA World Championships, Day 6 (Thursday) Highlights

A pair of ties ended the last round of group play in women’s water polo, and a 14-year old Chinese diver won gold on the women’s platform. (Stock Photo: Mike Lewis/OlaVistaPhotography.com)


2013 FINA World Championships Day 5 (Wednesday) Highlights

The Americans put up a rout of the South Africans in their second match, taking a 16-3 margin. Tony Azevedo came alive a bit in this match as well, scoring a pair of goals of his own. He also took three steals in the defensive effort for the Americans. (Credit: Mike Lewis, Olavistaphotographer.com)

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2013 FINA World Championships, Day 4 Highlights (Big Water Polo Action)

Their 2013 World Championship tournament started Sunday with a narrow loss to the hot-handed Spanish team, but their second match on Tuesday resulted in several record-breaking honors as they topped Uzbekistan, the runners-up from Asia, 30-3. (Stock Photo: Mike Lewis, Olavistaphotography.com)

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Day 3 Recap from the 2013 FINA World Championships

The defending Olympic champions from Croatia won their opening match in men’s water polo, though it was a much closer battle with the Americans. Ous Mellouli, featured photo, medals again in open water! (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)


Tony Azevedo Photo Shoot, Behind the Scenes with Photographer Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis, the man behind the camera and the mind behind Ola Vista Photography, takes us behind the scenes of Tony Azevedo’s HardCoreSwim photo shoot. (Photo Credit: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)


USA Takes Down Cinderellas from Spain in Women’s WP Gold Medal Match

Betsey Armstrong held Spain to two goals in the first three quarters as the Americans rolled to gold. (Photo Courtesy: London 2012)


WP: American Women Open Olympic Run With Victory

The United States’ youngest player, Maggie Steffens, leads the tournament with 7 goals (Photo Courtesy: USA Water Polo)

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American Men Win Nailbiter Over Montenegro in Men’s WP

Tony Azevedo scored the Americans’ last goal as they snuck past powerhouses Montenegro. (Photo Courtesy: Mike Lewis/OlaVistaPhotography.com)


Americans Top Hungary 12-9 in Gold Medal Rematch

Tony Azevedo opened up the scoring for the Americans, and didn’t slow down en route to 6 total scores in a dominant American performance (Photo Courtesy: Mike Lewis/OlaVistaPhotography.com)

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