About CDM Aquatics Federation
To fulfill its Mission Statement,
Corona del Mar Aquatics Federation (CDMAF) is committed to
creating a healthy competitive environment in an atmosphere
instilled with high ethical values. We take pride in the
opportunity team sports presents to emphasize personal growth
alongside the development of competitive
girls and boys to achieve their maximum individual potential in a
team environment. The club provides a well-organized age
group water polo club program for players ranging from 7-10
year-old beginners with very little skill but lots of enthusiasm
and determination to highly decorated and accomplished Olympic
athletes like Ryan Bailey, Kelly Rulon, and Tumua Anae, and former
Senior Men's National team athletes like Lucas
Reynolds. Prior water polo experience is not required in
order to join.
World-class water polo coaches, the
finest aquatics facility, tremendous parent involvement, and
fun-loving, hard-working athletes combine to create one of the
greatest experiences a young Southern California athlete could
Elite athletes serve as role models
for younger girls and boys in the water polo
program. Current Corona del Mar High School water polo
coaches Barry O'Dea and Kevin Ricks set the tone and program
for the age group water polo club. In addition to Coach O'Dea's
extensive high school and club coaching experience, he has
served on USA Water Polo's Olympic Development Program coaching
Given the opportunity to observe and talk to some of the
nation’s best athletes, a young girl or boy who joins CDMAF
will assimilate how great water polo players conduct themselves in
practices, scrimmages, and games, as well as with one another,
their coaches, teammates, opponents, and officials. CDMAF water
polo coaches and parents agree that this is a powerful motivation
for young girls and boys.
Well-organized water polo training trips teach players to be
responsible and good ambassadors as they represent CDMAF on the
Marian Bergeson Aquatics Center, CDMAF's home, is a world-class
aquatics facility equipped to and frequently
the host venue for prestigious international, national, regional,
and all-star water polo events.
help boys and girls understand water polo and teach
them techniques they can use in high school and college.
Splashball introduces 7-10 year olds to water polo by teaching
fundamentals and building athletic skills in and out of the water.
Age group water polo players learn basic passing and shooting, as
well as different styles of defense and offense. Workouts are
structured to progress on a skill path where more complex skills
can easily be added to a foundation of knowledge as girls and boys
mature and gain confidence in their abilities.
CDMAF offers athletes an experience
that reaches far beyond a physical fitness program. We help
athletes build self-esteem, character, confidence,
and a strong work ethic in an environment that fosters team
work. We encourage all our athletes to apply these values to
all aspects of their lives. CDMAF is is operated in accordance with the
standards and under the rules prescribed by FINA and USAWP.
More than just
Aquatics celebrates Friendship, Loyalty and Cooperation.
CDMAF coaches, athletes and families take pride in our
supportive team environment.
Components of Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success and how they apply
to school, sports, and life are considered and incorporated into
all aspects of CDMAF's programs