USA Water Polo National Junior Olympics Session 3 – TEXAS

Competition Week

Finally! Now some details on our actual first day of competition as Longhorn.

For the first game of the day (and all others for 16u boys) plan to arrive one hour prior to listed start time to allow for locating the facility and pool site. A link to a map of all the locations is above. Your team coach will use the GroupMe to tell you where athletes are meeting pregame (contact Coach James or Coach Tom if you’re not on the GroupMe).

Update: I’ve removed first day game info because there were some changes made by USAWP after we first published it. Rely on the tourney schedule for locations and game times.

Team Info

10U Coed

12U Coed

14U Boys

16U Boys

  • Head Coach, James Smith; Assistants Alon Yoeli, Matthew Smiley

18U Girls

18U Boys

Key Deadlines/Events for AQTX and Longhorn Families

Tuesday, May 25Commitment Deadline: Athletes/parents will need to register online for the event with AquaTex and Longhorn
Thursday, May 27Online team registration deadline for the Southwest Zone Champs (NJO Qualifier)
Monday, June 7SWZ Zone Championships Roster Deadline (must be on roster to play at JOs)
Wednesday, June 9Athlete Requirements Deadline: athletes must be affiliated with their club via the USAWP portal, must be current members with Gold status, and provide birth certificate verification of their age. No exceptions.
Wednesday, June 9SWZ Zone Roster Lockdown Deadline. Roster changes made between June 7-9 incur a $100 penalty. No roster changes after June 9, no exceptions
Fri-Sun, June 11-13Southwest Zone Champs (NJO Qualifier), Cy-Fair Natatorium
Thursday, July 22 (est.)Final payment due for NJO’s trip costs
Sunday, July 25 (est.)Final rosters, schedules, detailed itinerary, etc. will be emailed
Thu - Sun, July 29 – Aug 1National Junior Olympics Session 3, North Texas


Longhorn and AQTX have begun accounting for all the athletes who are eligible for which teams this summer at JOs. And the news is good. Based on the total number of our players, plus some estimates regarding who is interested in going, we are aiming to field the following teams at JOs and SWZ Quals. The numbers take into account the ages of our athletes as of 8/1/2021. We can enter multiple teams per age group if the numbers of athletes are sufficient. Athletes CAN play up with older age groups as long as they are listed on all relevant team rosters.

Age Group/Gender12u mix18u boys18u girls
Qualification PlansQualify for session 2, NorCalQualify for session 1, NorCalRegister Session 3, Dallas
JO QualsJO QualsSWZ Festival
Coaches (?)TomAlon, Kendall
AthletesDaniel ArmendarizAxel HaidtHelen Randle
Laird GreenBilly FlukingerSonia Randle
With TUSawyer JayasuriyaEvan SchafferBridget Guy
Signups 5/9Silas ChamasGavin OrrisCate Sloat
Lennon BeaversGreysen Gaderson
Robert RothManu Singhal
Rudy- Matheo GarciaMatthew GuyMorgan Spooner
Isabelle MorrisonOwen MurphyCorina Nunziata
Perrin MinterFlora Garcia
William PembertonAugust NordstedtIzzy Spencer
Alex CattersonKelly MurphyKendall Strauss
Thomas Woodley
Chase KershnerAmanda Easter
Evan Minter
Peter Wallace

Asked Questions

  • Athletes must compete at Southwest Zone Championships on June 11-13 to be eligible to play at JOs in July.
    • USA Water Polo’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) has no connection with Junior Olympic competition. There is no requirement to participate in one in order to compete in the other.
  • USA Water Polo allocates limited numbers of spots for each Zone to compete at JOs. The number of teams per age/gender category are yet to be published but based on past experiences we are confident that at least one of each of our teams will qualify.
  • Athletes will need to be Gold members of USA Water Polo prior to Southwest Zone Championships.
  • Athletes are required to be affiliated with the club for which they are competing. We will provide a deadline for families to make necessary changes depending on which club will be the “lead” for each team.
  • AQTX and Longhorn will not be making travel arrangements for participating families, including ground transportation in North Texas.
  • Costs per athlete will cover coaches’ travel and time, tournament entry fees, and miscellaneous costs associated with participating. Amount and method of payment TBD.
  • Athletes will likely be required to have team gear (suit, shirt) for the trip (check out our online store!)

The event is finished.


Jul 29 2021 - Aug 01 2021


All Day
North Texas


North Texas
Dallas, TX


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