Water Polo News






2017 - 2018 American Water Polo

Scholar Athlete Award Recipients

Congratulations to the following Jersey Wahoos athletes who have been recognized as recipients of the “2017-2018 American Water Polo Scholar Athlete Award”: 

  • Ryan Eckard - Player 
  • Conor Jellig - Player 
  • Stephanie Renouf - Player 
  • Rob Thompson - Wahoos Instructor / Princeton Player

They all played key roles as part of the club’s inaugural water polo team last season. 

The Jersey Wahoos Aquatic Family is very proud of their academic and athletic accomplishments. Great Job!!!!! 




Year One Water Polo Results

On 9/10/17 Jersey Wahoos launched its newest aquatic program with a successful Water Polo Kickoff Clinic.  Over the following 6 months young athletes between the ages of 8 and 14 trained each week to learn the fundamental concepts, rules, and skills necessary to play this exciting team sport.

The hard work paid off !!!   During the spring of 2018 Jersey Wahoos proudly became the Tri-County region's FIRST aquatic club to have an age-group water polo team participate in league play!!!   The club's young co-ed team competed in the American Water Polo Association's“Mainline League” and won 6 straight games to finish undefeated with a record of 6 wins and no losses.

Special Team Awards:

  • Outstanding Boy Player / Co-Captain:  Dov Schwartz {19 goals in 5 games}
  • Outstanding Girl Player:  Kat Gagnon {12 goals in 6 games}
  • Most Improved Player:  Ryan Eckard {10 goals in 6 games}
  • Best Defender:  Liam Broderick {Excellent goaltending efforts}
  • Co-Captain:  Michael Nasielski {6 goals in 6 games}

Congratulations for a terrific spring water polo season.  We plan to have two co-ed water polo teams {U12 and U14} next season.

Dan Thompson:        Program Coordinator / Head Coach 

Alex Stankevitch:     Coach / Clinician 

Rob Thompson:        Assistant Coach / Instructor  




Rewarding Water Polo Road Trip

On 5/20/18 the Jersey Wahoos Water Polo Team traveled 2-hours away to Ridgewood, NJ where it competed against the large Bergen YWCA/YMCA Warriors Team.   The Wahoos squad continued its streak of excellent play and ended up with its sixth straight win of the season.

Congratulations to the Wahoos players & families for making the road trip a wonderful experience. 

Below is a photograph the players from both teams after the game.  They all received “very cool” medals!!!




Jersey Wahoos Water Polo Team Has A Successful 2018 Spring Tournament Season

The Jersey Wahoos Water Polo Team competed in two American Water Polo Association tournaments during the month of April.   The team finished with a perfect four wins and no losses!   On 4/15 the Wahoos players outscored the Wilson and North Penn teams.  Then on 4/29 the team performed exceptionally against Navy-ACWP and Perk-Val.

Congratulations for a terrific spring water polo tournament season.




A New Milestone For The Jersey Wahoos Swim Club




On 3/18/18 the Jersey Wahoos Water Polo Team played its first competitive water polo game against a team from Bergen County.  The young players performed exceptionally as a cohesive team and were VERY EXCITED about the positive outcome!!!    

The team is looking forward to playing more games over the next 3 months!

Congratulations to the players & Best of Luck with the remainder of the season!!!




2017-2018 Fall & Winter Water Polo Update

The Fall Water Polo Session wrapped up on Sunday 12/10/17 with extensive skills training and an exciting scrimmage game. Over 20 young athletes participated in this session and they truly had a blast!

The Winter Water Polo Session began on January 7th, 2018 and our growing water polo group is working hard in preparation of the upcoming Spring Competitive Session.  

In fact, Jersey Wahoos is very proud to be South Jersey's FIRST aquatic club to have an age-group water polo team participating in league play!!!   The club's young co-ed team is scheduled to compete in the American Water Polo Association's Mainline League throughout the 2018 spring season.  

These are very exciting times for the Jersey Wahoos Swim Club and the entire aquatic community here in southern New Jersey.










 2017 Water Polo Kickoff Clinic 

On September 10th, Jersey Wahoos and the American Water Polo Association co-hosted JW's inaugural Water Polo Kickoff Clinic which introduced the fundamental concepts, rules, and skills necessary to play this aquatic team sport to 20 young athletes from the South Jersey region. Participants had a blast!

A special thanks to Dan Sharadin (Villanova Univ Men's Water Polo coach), Damon Newman (Villanova Univ Women's coach), Alex Stankevitch (NCAA Collegiate referee), and several members of the Villanova water polo team for helping to make this event a big success!

Below are some cool photos from the exciting event. {Right click on photos for larger images}








More updates to follow.

Dan Thompson - Jersey Wahoos Water Polo Program Coordinator / Coach


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Working together to introduce the sport of Water Polo to young athletes in the South Jersey region.