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Hope For a Water Polo Revival Springs Forth From Idaho

In a moment when water polo can use any positive news regarding COVID-19, a detailed report out of Idaho suggests that—when played in proper conditions—polo may be one of the safest indoor contact sports available to age group athletes. Mark Collingham, a former polo player for Washington State Univ...

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COVID-19 and Environmental Considerations for Aquatic Sports

COVID-19 and Environmental Considerations for Aquatic Sports The following paper is by Mark Collingham, M.S. Chemical Engineering, and head coach of Kroc/CDA Water Polo Club in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He may be reached at mark.collingham@gmail.com The coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 or covid-19) pandemic of ...

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Sign Of The (COVID) Times: La Salle Cuts Men’s Water Polo

In a sign of just how deadly the coronavirus has been to collegiate athletics, on Tuesday La Salle University in Philadelphia announced that it was cutting men’s water polo as a part of clearing out seven NCAA varsity  sports. It is the third varsity polo program that has been eliminated during the ...

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In a Decade at UC Davis, Leyson Bring Harmony to Aggie Water Polo

Daniel Leyson has been all over the world for water polo, including an appearance at the Olympics—the highest level of competition for his sport. Along the way on a career that has taken him from club coaching with Rose Bowl to collegiate stops at his alma mater, USC (Class of ’92), and UCLA, to pla...

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On The Record with Dan Klatt of UC Irvine Women’s Water Polo

Like his peers in the water polo coaching community, Dan Klatt has endured an unexpected stretch of inactivity brought on by the coronavirus pandemic—which as of today has infected more than six million Americans and killed almost 190,000 in the U.S. For Klatt, head coach of the UC Irvine women's te...

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Mount St. Mary’s Water Polo Unveils Rosters for Inaugural Seasons

Head coach Alyssa Diacono Thursday announced the inaugural men's and women's rosters for Mount St. Mary’s water polo teams. The university announced in January that it would add water polo to its athletic offerings. The inaugural rosters include 11 men and nine women, with 12 of the players being fr...

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Passages: Andy Burke, Devoted US Water Polo Administrator, 91

Andy Burke, a long-time administrator for water polo who served on numerous U.S. and international committees, passed away last Friday at the age of 91. For his efforts on behalf of American water polo, in 2018 Burke was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) for his substanti...