Water Polo

About Us

The UMaine Water Polo Club was founded in Fall 2015 to provide students a venue to learn and play water polo (sometimes called “water rugby”). It is a great way to get in shape, participate in a team sport, and have a lot of fun. In Fall 2016, the University of Maine joined the North Atlantic Division of the Collegiate Water Polo Association and will be competing in three tournaments across New England.

What is Water Polo?

Water polo is team sport, similar to basketball or soccer, but it is played entirely in deep water. Players are required to swim or tread water for the duration of the game and the objective is to score against the opposing team by throwing the water polo ball into a goal. There are seven players on a team, though teams often consist of many more because of the high physical nature of the game. Water polo is a common sport played in high school and colleges across the US, especially on the West Coast. This past year, the USA Women’s Water Polo team won a gold metal at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero.

Spring 2017 Practice Schedule
Mondays 8:00 – 9:30 PM
Wednesdays 8:00 – 9:30 PM
All practices are held at Wallace Pool

Contact Information
If you are interested in playing, please contact Dale Russell or one of our club leaders! Or feel free to stop in at one of our practices. The team is co-ed and no prior experience is needed.
Owen VanDeraa, President – owen.vanderaa@maine.edu
Haley Campbell, Co-Vice President – haley.campbell@maine.edu
Hattie Train, Co-Vice President – harriett.train@maine.edu
Emmanuel Boss, Faculty Advisor – emmanuel.boss@maine.edu

Support UMaine Water Polo by purchasing all of your swim related products at our Swim Outlet store: http://www.swimoutlet.com/umainewaterpolo