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Swim England Water Polo Leadership Group has agreed a new qualification structure for referees which includes a clear development pathway from club to international level and will replace the previous grades A, B, C, D and P.

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Dates Announced for 2021 South West Regional Training Academies

Seven Millfield dates announced, together with an invitation. View details.

Exiting Lockdown

The Government publishes guidance which sets out information for the public and sport providers on when you can participate in grassroots sport and physical activity during COVID-19 restrictions, and if so how.

The Government published its ‘COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021’ which set out the roadmap out of lockdown for England and explains how the restrictions included in the guidance will be lifted over time. Members aged over 18 have been given the green light to return to club training sessions as planned on Monday 17 May rather than only be able to attend public swim sessions.

See what has changed in England here. Please familarise yourself with what you can and cannot do and follow the guidance in order to protect the NHS and save lives. 

Swim England guidance documents are regularly updated for activities and disciplines. Make sure you are using latest versions. View updated Swim England / Institute of Swimming Coronavirus (Covid-19) FAQs with its interpretation of what they mean for facilities, how they affect our sports and learn to swim lessons, travel and the impact on clubs. The FAQs will be updated on an ongoing basis where necessary.

Swim England Returning to Pool guidance documents include robust recommendations for operators, casual swimmers, lane swimming, family-fun sessions, club activity, teachers and those attending swimming lessons. These are 'living' documents and cover:

  • Club Guidance
  • Community Swimming and Instructor Led Guidance
  • Operator Guidance
  • Swimming Lessons Guidance
  • User Guidance
  • Specific guidance for water polo clubs (includes Water Polo Return to Team Sport guidance and guidelines on social distancing during breaks and post-game, use of equipment, advice for match officials and coaches, injury treatment plus information for spectators.)

Any personal or fitness trainer is being reminded to register with a council first if they want to use open spaces for training sessions and include a Covid-19 risk assessment explaining how social distancing will be maintained.

View Hygiene Guidance Resources which will help you clearly communicate key hygiene messages to people taking part in sport and physical activity.

View Swim England COVID-19 Club Support Toolkit

The FAQs are being updated regularly.

Swim England Water Polo Strategy 2020-2025

Swim England is aiming to double the number of registered water polo players in the next five years.

View Swim England Water Polo Leadership Group's 14 Feb 2021 Strategy Update on progress to date.

Inter-County Water Polo Competitions 2019

Dorset Ladies 2019

One of the perks of being Regional President and Regional Water Polo Secretary is getting in on the team photo when Dorset last fielded a Ladies team in the November tournament at Millfield School. Strike a pose, Mike Coles.

Remember to build a competition network amongst clubs it is important that all clubs and ladies are represented at meetings so that County teams are inclusive.

Banner Photos: Steve Gallagher (01202 421743)

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16.06.2021

Volunteer Team Manager x 4

Volunteering opportunity working with the Under 17 and Under 19 Men's and Women's squad (players born 2006 and 2005).

16.06.2021

Volunteer Water Polo Head Coach x 2

Opportunities to coach the England National team and Great Britain team leading up to European Youth and Junior Championships.

16.06.2021

Volunteer Water Polo National Academy Head Coaches, Swim England x 4

Opportunity working with the Girls and Boys squad for players born 2008 and 2007.

15.06.2021

Volunteer Team Manager, Swim England x 4

Water Polo National Academy Team Manager opportunities, working with the Girls and Boys squad for players born 2008 and 2007.

11.06.2021

Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) - Water Polo

Application deadline 12 July 2021.

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10:28:07 30.10.2015

100 years of water polo in Croatia

In 2010 Croatian Water Polo Federation celebrated its 102nd anniversary by publishing a history of the first 100 years of water polo in Croatia.

09:56:20 01.02.2015

British Water Polo Championships: Portobello 5 v 4 Bristol Central

Match coverage of Portobello 5 v 4 Bristol Central by Swimscene In the same round, Polytechnic 4 v 12 City Of Manchester

17:25:20 02.09.2013

U20 Ladies Water Polo - Australia v Great Britain

The British Gas GBR Under 20s Water Polo finished eighth at the World Under 20 Water Polo Champs, after being defeated by Australia in their final ranking match in Volos, Greece. The Australian’s took an early lead and held on through the game to win 14-3 (4-1, 4-1, 2-0, 4-1) to take seventh with the Brits in eighth – the highest ranking by any British women’s water polo …

17:21:14 02.09.2013

U20 Ladies Water Polo - Hungary v Great Britain

Reigning silver medallists Hungary proved too strong for the British Gas GBR Under 20 Water polo team in their penultimate game of the World Under 20 Water Polo Championships in Volos, Greece  Hungary ultimately took the win 13-5 leaving the Brits with the opportunity next day to secure their highest finish ever in a World Championships. In a rematch of the opening game, Hungary were …

17:07:28 02.09.2013

U20 Ladies Water Polo - Greece v Great Britain

Watch video of a tough game which GB girls lost 16-5 to a strong home nation, Greece at the World Under 20 Water Polo Championships in Volos. The Greeks came out strongly, leading from the first period to ultimately win the game 16-5 (5-0, 4-0, 3-2, 4-3).   The homeside scored five unanswered goals in the first quarter and another four to lead 9-0 at the half time buzzer. But …

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Seagulls SC

Mini-polo, novice, academy and junior squads train at this...

added: 08.02.2013

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added: 06.10.2011

Southampton Sirens Ladies Water Polo Club

Based in Southampton and training Thursday nights...

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