12th Annual Jose Cerda Meet weekend, honoring fellow Marlin Jose Cerda

Laura Connock
In an effort to support the Jose Cerda Aquatic Foundation, the Marlins are offering a  Cincinnati Marlin Jose Cerda Commemorative Tee Shirt  with proceeds going towards establishing an annual Cincinnati Marlins College Scholarship Award. 
You can purchase this Cincinnati Marlin Jose Cerda Commemorative Tee Shirt at our Marlin Store @ the link below:



The Jose Cerda Navarro Aquatic Foundation has been established to honor the memory of Jose Cerda Navarro by benefiting the sports he loved, swimming and water polo.  Jose was constantly striving to move to the next level of athletic performance,while also having fun and supporting his teammates and fellow competitors. 

Jose Cerda Navarro passed away suddenly at Keating Natatorium during a Marlins practice on October 26th, 2010, the day of his 18th birthday, from an arrhythmia while swimming.   As a Senior at Sycamore High School, Jose played on the Varsity Water Polo Team as the 2-meter position wearing Cap #3 and was awarded honary 1st Team All Ohio at the end of the 2010 season.  He was also the backstroker for the Sycamore Varsity Swim Team.  

This non profit organization has supported the Cincinnati Shoot-Out Jose Cerda Memorial Tournament, the Ohio Water Polo Camp, Swimming Clinics, Heart Screenings, attendance of Ohio teams to JO Qualifiers and JO games and the #3 Water Polo Award at the different high schools in Cincinnati, thanks to the generous donations of it's patrons.