New Website Intro, Masters Shootaround, Jolyn Team Gear
The new aquatexwaterpolo.com is now public (as you can see…). It allows us to share more content, improve our communications and marketing, and give more direct and colorful access to our online vendors. It is not a replacement for the club’s Team Unify site but an enhancement. All billing and some communication will still be done via the other site.
Good news for our masters friends. We will open the pool on Saturdays after our youth practice to a masters shoot-around. This will begin this Saturday, August 29. We will follow the same rules as we do for our youth practices including but not limited to:
- Don’t come if you’re ill, running a temperature.
- Two meters physical distancing in and out of the pool: no physical contact = no scrimmaging (our youth athletes play a version of “ultimate” that prohibits physical contact and maintains 2 meters of distance).
- No dryland exercises or warmup. We get in the pool as soon as we arrive.
- Athletes arrive and leave wearing swimwear.
- Athletes arrive and leave wearing face masks.
- Coaches are encouraged to wear masks unless sufficiently distant from athletes in the pool.
- The locker rooms are closed except for toilets, which should be used only if absolutely necessary.
- No spectators.
We are beginning to engage with Jolyn about making custom suits for our female athletes.
Let Coach James know what you think of the design, and also your likelihood to purchase other specific items in their catalog such as branded training suits and other garments.
We are requesting a fitting kit and will likely bring it to practice the week of September 7.
Olympic Development Program at Micki
The USA Water Polo Olympic Development Program will hold it’s first Southwest Zone camp of the 2020-21 season at Micki Krebsbach on September 26 and 27. Girls will attend on Saturday afternoon and boys on Sunday morning. Many more details to come but we want as many of our athletes to attend as possible. Coach James is in his fifth season as Head Coach of the program along side some of the best coaches in Texas.
Our friends at Thunder Water Polo in Dallas are scrimmaging and have asked if we’d be interested in sending a team up there for a weekend competition in the next several weeks. Let Coach James know if you are interested.
After having shut down production so they could make face masks, RYTE Sports is back in business and our store is open. Custom suits and other gear are still in there.
See you on the deck,