Water Polo

2013 Holiday Cup & FINA World Cup Qualifiers Hit Orange County This Month

The USA Men’s and Women’s Senior National Teams will be in action this month when the Holiday Cup and qualifications for the FINA World Cup hit Southern California.

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USA Water Polo Announces Coaching Staffs For Men’s Pipeline National Teams

“We are fortunate to bring together coaches of this caliber to help guide our national teams and build the necessary foundation for our pipeline,” said Udovicic, USA Men’s Senior National Team Head Coach.

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Tony Tuesdays: Being in the Zone

Azevedo: “One of questions I am asked most often is how to best prepare for important games, and knowing how to get in the zone is essential. For me, “being in the zone” is playing consistently well, doing whatever it takes to win, and playing selflessly for the team.”

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Women’s Water Polo National Team Announces Roster For Canada Cup

The USA Women’s Senior National Team is set to compete at the Canada Cup this December 2-8 in Gatineau, Canada. Team USA will take on Canada and Australia twice before the championship on December 8.

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SOCAL Girls & Vanguard Boys Take Gold At 2013 Champions Cup

Despite a tornado warning that delayed the start of the boys division championship game, the event was a great success with the boys of Vanguard winning their first Champions Cup crown and the girls of SOCAL earning gold for the fourth time in the last five years.

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USA Water Polo Names John Abdou High Performance Director

John Abdou, a veteran collegiate and national team coach, has been named High Performance Director for USA Water Polo. In…

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Tony Tuesdays: Sports and Diet

Azevedo: “Today I want to talk about something that I am very passionate about, FOOD. I consider myself a foodie and really enjoying trying all different kinds of cuisines. But I will go into detail about my culinary adventures another time, because today I want to focus on athletes and nutrition.”

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Choosing the Best Water Polo Camp

Tony Azevedo: “Millions of kids (and their parents) all around the world spend tons of money every year at camps across all sporting disciplines. There are so many options to choose from that it can be very overwhelming and difficult to know which ones are really worth it. Today I’ll tell you a little bit about my background with camps and a few tips for choosing the best ones.”

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Paraplegic water polo player Zach Pickett defies odds – Feature Video

Just 15 months after a horrific diving accident leaving him paralyzed from the chest down, Zach Pickett inspires with a quiet and unassuming spirit, a courageous and harrowing story, and a positive and straightforward attitude.

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Tony Tuesdays: Azevedo Signs with Sao Paulo Brazil Water Polo Team

Tony Azevedo, aka The Savior, is a 4-time Olympic water polo player, graduate of Stanford, and the current captain of the US…

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Team London Takes Home Futures 50 Classic Title

Comprised of a mix of the top women’s water polo athletes in the United States, the three day tournament concluded with Team London topping Team Sydney 9-7 in the final match.

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WPO To Attend Annual General Meeting of EU Athletes

EU Athletes is a federation of European player associations and athlete unions representing more than 35 national associations and 25,000 individual athletes across the continent and across various sport disciplines. (Featured Image: Tony Azevedo, 4-time Olympian.)

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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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