Update 9/6

Happy Labor Day Eve CMAC Families, I hope you get to enjoy tomorrow taking a break from your ‘labor’ and doing something that brings you joy! There is no practice tomorrow in observance of the holiday!


  • I know that these emails can get kinda lengthy, but it is important for you to read these emails through , or at least skip down to the schedule so you know when and where your athletes are practicing.  We still have people showing up in the wrong places and they are understandably upset, but the schedule was correct in this email and also on Instagram and the front page of the website.  For those of you new to aquatics around here, we are using district facilities, and their events and needs ALWAYS supercede ours.  We do our best to shuffle and keep your athletes in the water around their needs which can sometimes crop up unexpectedly like a couple weeks ago when Newport Harbor’s pool went down.  PLEASE pay attention to your emails.


  • This will be the LAST email that I send out to summer participants & fall, so please get on the website and register for the Fall Session ASAP.  We are finalizing coaches and pool space for the teams this upcoming year.  We need to know who is committed.


  • For those of you on an age-group team (10u-HS) , upcoming tournaments are live and on the events tab of the websit e.  Please take a minute to put these on your calendar so you can plan accordingly.  

    • Let me explain a little about SPA League . There are 2 games each day, and they are usually close together, so you don’t have to spend all day at the pool.  This is a developmental league where EVERYONE gets playing time and the ability to put into use the things your player is learning at practice.  Dates are set for 9/25 & 26, 10/2 & 3, 10/16 & 17, and 10/23 & 24.   The “youngers” 10u-14u play on Sundays and the HS girls will play on Saturdays.


  • LAST YEAR’S 12U Co-Ed National Championship team the Rock-Tober 2021 tournament in Mesa, Arizona is coming up. The event is up on the website for registration. This is a 12 & Under Mixed Tournament over the weekend o f October 15-17, 2021 (I had these dates wrong in the previous email, but had them correct in the one before that...SORRY!) .   We have had a great time in previous years at this event!  Here is some basic information to help you make your decision whether to commit:


  • USA Water Polo link to the event:  

  • This is a co-ed event, and is open to all 2021 JO 12U co-ed athletes .

  • Day 1 games can start at 7:00am on Friday, so you will need to arrive Thursday. 

  • Day 1 play determines which bracket the teams will play in, Rock, Roll, Rhythm, or Rhyme.

  • For budgeting purposes:

    • Tournament Fee will be approximately $250, (remember that out of town tournaments cost more as we have to pay for coaches’ transportation and board).

    • There is typically an entrance fee for spectators, $10 daily for adults, or $25 for the tournament.

    • We are staying at the Residence Inn by Marriott

      • $119 a night for 1 bedroom (has a door between the bedroom and the living room with a pull out sofa) 

      • $169 a night for 2 bedroom (2 bedrooms, plus a pull out sofa in living room)

      • We have 12 -1 bedroom suites and 4 -two bedroom suites being held.

      • Still waiting for the link, will send as soon as I get! 

      • They have a full hot breakfast and were great about setting out breakfast a little early for one of our earlier games, and they have some common areas that we were able to procure and hang out as a team family.

    • There has typically been a team social for the athletes on Friday night, which is included in the tournament registration fee,  where the players are fed pizza and there is music and fun at the pool where the tournament is held.  

    • Most likely a potluck team dinner/BBQ will be planned for Saturday night at the common area of the hotel.  



See you on deck!



As ALWAYS, if you have any questions, PLEASE respond to this email.  I will do my best to get answers for you and fix any problems. 

Have a great week and GO CMAC!!


Practice Schedule and Team Info for the week of September 6-12


  • @Estancia TTh 5:30-6:30

  • Remind App class code @cmac101

Intro to Polo: 

  • @Estancia TTh 5:30-6:30

  • Remind App class code @cmac101

10U Co-Ed:

  • @Estancia TWTh 6:00-7:30

  • Remind App class code @cmac10s

12U Co-Ed (Boys & Girls):

  • @Estancia TWTh 7:00pm-8:30pm 

  • Remind App class code @cmac12ug

14U Girls: 

  • @Estancia TWTh 7:00pm-8:30pm 

  • Remind App class code @cmac14ug

14U Boys:

  • @Estancia TWTh 7:00pm-8:30pm 

  • Remind App class code @Cmac1 4s

16 & 18U Girls:

  • @CMHS TTh 7:00pm-8:30pm 

  • Remind App class code @cmacgirl

16 & 18U Boys:

  • @CMHS TTh 7:00pm-8:30pm 

  • Remind App class code @cmac1618b