Southwest Zone Champs






Southwest Zone Champs: Schedule, LIVE Resultsand Final Rosters

Coaches – Southwest Zone
18U Boys Black – Daniel Cox, Chris Cullen
18U Boys Silver – Matt Ferrer, Trevor Doyle, Chris Cullen
18U Girls – Chris Cullen, Brandon Dion
16U Boys – Sabrina Carlile, Trevor Doyle
16U Girls – Sabrina Carlile Matt Ferrer
14U Boys – Troy Goddard, Brandon Dion
14U Girls – Troy Goddard, Daniel Cox

The Southwest Zone Champs (NJO Qualifier Tournament) is June 10-11 in Austin, TX at UT Swim Center (same locations for all divisions).  There will be six divisions competing at the tournament:  18U Boys, 18U Girls, 16U Boys, 16U Girls, 14U Boys, and 14U Girls.  Participation is limited to only those athletes playing at NJO’s and select National Program athletes who are not attending NJO’s this summer.  The Southwest Zone Champs is also the NJO’s Qualifier so the results from the event will determine the seeding for Southwest Zone teams entered into NJO’s (better placing at SWZ Champs means better seeding at NJO’s this summer.

The event will be a two day tournament on June 10-11 with each Thunder team playing 4-5 games.  The Thunder teams will play 2-3 games on Saturday and 2-3 games on Sunday.  The tournament will begin at 11am on Saturday, June 10th  and allows for travel that morning to Austin.  Games will go until 8:30-9:00 pm on Saturday and are expected all day on Sunday.  Once the schedule is sent to everyone, athletes/parents may have the option of driving down on Saturday morning or coming on Friday night.   

 A schedule, itinerary, and final rosters for the Southwest Zone Champs will be emailed to everyone on Saturday, June 3rd.  

Southwest Zone Champs - Location:  UT Swim Center on the campus of the University of Texas-Austin.  There will be THREE all deep course, 25 yards with warm-up space between the two courses in the 50 meter pool.  For maps & directions, please go to

Admissions:  There will be a $10 per day/$15 for two day pass. For children 10U/Seniors 65+ the admission charge will be $5 per day/$8 for two day pass.  For children 5 & under, there will be no admission charge. 

Tournament Costs/Payment Deadline:  The entry fee for the tournament will be $65 per athlete.  Athletes can pay via credit card when committing to the tournament online or mail check to Thunder Water Polo, 2600 E Southlake Blvd #120-156, Southlake, TX 76092.  

SWZ Champs - Team Hotel Information:  We have a group rate for our team hotel, The Embassy Suites, Austin-Arboretum. The link will take you directly to the page with the group rate already entered.

Transportation:  The coaches will be traveling to the tournament on Friday evening.  Parents/athletes need to arrange their own transportation and hotel arrangements for this event.  

For Additional Information, please contact Brandon Dion at [email protected].