Membership

#BeYourBest

Registration (Click Here to Register)

For those who are already registered with AquaTex there is nothing more to do. Just show up for practice. For newcomers, you can try two practices at no cost after which you must register via the club's Team Unify site. When registering select the group "Water Polo" if your athlete plans only on playing water polo, or "Swim/Polo" if he or she wants to both swim and play water polo for AquaTex. Every member of AquaTex Swim and Water Polo Team must re-register every August.

Groups and Fees

Youth Water Polo – $70/month

Divided in to two groups: High School (14+) and Youth (14 and under). All skill levels and co-ed. See Calendar for days and times. Practices at Micki Krebsbach and for brief periods, Lake Creek.

Masters Water Polo - $10/drop in

For athletes 18+. Those currently attending high school can attend masters (for free) only if registered for Youth Water Polo (above). See the Calendar for scrimmage times at Micki Krebsbach. Contact Coach Neil with any questions.

Splashball – $5/session

Splashball is designed to provide basic skills and understanding of the sport of water polo in a fun, dynamic, safe, and easy to learn aquatic experience for children ages 5-11. A one-time annual registration fee of $10 is required. One hour sessions once a month on select Saturdays or Sundays. Click here for more info and to register. In addition to the monthly training fees, there are two yearly fees: a $50 AquaTex Team Registration fee and mandatory membership with USA Water Polo (fees vary according to level of membership).

Practice Schedule & Requirements

The team practices year-round at Micki Krebsbach pool in Round Rock. See the water polo calendar for the most accurate practice schedule. All athletes will practice together. To play in tournaments or game days an athlete is required to attend at least two practices a week.

Tournaments & Game Days

AquaTex is a member of the Lone Star League, a group of clubs located in Central Texas which hosts local tournaments each season. There is a fee of $10 per athlete for each Game Day roster to cover league registration and pool fees. For all other USAWP tournaments we are part of Longhorn Aquatics. The flat rate to participate in a USAWP "travel" tournament is $60.

USA Water Polo Membership

All AquaTex athletes are required to be members of USA Water Polo. Membership covers the athlete's insurance at all practices and USAWP competition. Only registered members can participate in USAWP sanctioned tournaments, which all our tournaments are. Be sure you are signed up and are affiliated with AquaTex Swim Team Water Polo #24177. Families can choose to enroll in a free two-week trial membership after which a Bronze membership is required at a minimum. Upgrading your membership to the Silver or Gold level can be done at any time and may be required for certain tournaments or events.

Communications

​The website (AquaTexWaterpolo.com) is used to manage rosters, billing, communications, registration, tournaments. It has an email communications module so it is imperative that families monitor email from coaches. Also, please make sure all your contact information is correct in your profile including your mobile phone so we can utilize the SMS feature. As a courtesy we also use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and GroupMe to communicate and promote the club.

Volunteers

Families are expected to help with tournament setup, desk work, concessions, promotions, and more during competitions hosted at our home pool. Our Events team will be in contact with you.

AquaTex Waterpolo Gear

RYTE Sport is our partner for official AQTX Waterpolo Gear. Our athletes are strongly encouraged to wear team suits at games. You are welcome/encouraged to wear them at practice too.

Water Safety

To be sure all of our players are water-safe, new players must be able to swim 50 yards and tread water for four minutes with his or her chin above the water.

Commitment

Participation in AquaTex Water Polo is an obligation to your teammates and a commitment to each of their individual opportunities for development, as well as to your team and to yourself. AquaTex coaches understand that the club's players are active and involved in many diverse and challenging activities, and we understand that conflicts may arise. We are committed to the development of well-rounded young athletes, so we understand when conflicts occasionally interfere with AquaTex events. In recognition of the commitment that our players have made to their teammates, all players and their parents should consider every practice, game and tournament to be as important to their teammates’ development as to their own.

Philosophy

#BeYourBest

Sometimes the best philosophy is the simple one. "Be Your Best" is our way of committing to your athletes as players, teammates, and people. We are here to help them become the best he or she can whether that's in the pool or out. With the help of our parents and open communication we want to create an environment in which children can thrive. So, our motto and our philosophy is always, "Be Your Best." If that means you want to become a collegiate water polo player, we will help train and challenge you! If you want to be a successful engineer, or a leader at your church, we will do what we can to help. Our athletes are individuals and "Be Your Best" gives them the responsibility to do so both at AquaTex and in the rest of their lives. Coaches aim to be their best as well by emphasizing teamwork, cooperation, and relationship-building and have experience at some of the highest levels of American water polo. The club emphasizes fundamentals and individual skills since they promote smoother transitions to higher levels of water polo, while always encouraging joy in the process. Ultimately, we hope to instill a love for the game and a healthy appreciation for the hard work it takes to be successful as a water polo player. And we aspire to genuinely contribute to the growth of water polo in Central Texas and throughout the state. Whether you are an experienced athlete or simply interested in learning one of Texas' fastest growing sports, contact AquaTex today!

Training

Development: We are committed to preparing our athletes to succeed at whichever level to which they aspire. We are proud to have produced the first NCAA Division I water polo athlete from the Austin area, and numerous regional and state high school award winners. But most important is simply to help the athlete be the best he or she can be no matter the level of competition. Technique: Properly taught, technique is more valuable than innovative tactics. Attention to detail in this area produces athletes prepared for all levels of competition. Tactics: Proper technique leads to simpler, less coach-driven tactics. Athletes are allowed to be more autonomous and creative. Teamwork: At the center of working together toward a common goal are simple things: timeliness, responsibility, mutual respect, hard work, fun, and joy.

Team Information

AquaTex Swim Team is sanctioned by USA Water Polo, club number 24177. All water polo athletes are required to join USA Water Polo and are insured via that membership.

Stay in Contact

Contact us here for information on the program or call 512.994.0085.