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Vanderbilt Water Polo Club

Purpose

The Vanderbilt Water Polo Club is a coed club sport organization. The club water polo program is open to any Vanderbilt student or staff member, regardless of age, sex, race, or religious affiliation. We accept players of any ability level, including beginners. We are a coed team, however,  we play in a league of mostly men.

We are not a swim club and do not teach competitive swimming. The ability to swim well is an important part of the sport so you must be a strong swimmer to participate, and we do a good amount of swim conditioning to get the team in shape.

Practice/Competition

We compete in the Southeast Division of the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) . We compete against many of our SEC rivals such as Auburn University, the University of Georgia, and Tennessee, as well as Georgia Tech, Emory University, and Clemson University. We are the defending division champions as we won the title in 2012 and have been compettitive in the past, placing in the top 3 for the past four years. In winning our division last year, we had the opportunity to travel to and compete in a national tournament for the champions of each of the 17 CWPA divisions.  We played against the best club teams from all over the country and look forward to reaching the tournament again soon!

In the spring semester, we enter a handful of more relaxed tournaments with a wider variety of teams.  We have often traveled to Ohio, Florida, Kentucky, and New Orleans during Mardis Gras with more possibilities in the the future.

Click here for the current practice schedule.

Contacts

Mitch Boynton:  Mitchell.M.Boynton@vanderbilt.edu