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Welcome to the official home of Illinois Water Polo!

The mission of Illinois Water Polo (IWP) is to provide direction and growth of the sport of water polo in the state of Illinois at the player, coach, club, and high school level.

IWP works in conjunction with the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) to support the spring IHSA Boys State Finals and IHSA Girls State Finals.

IWP helps educate athletes, officials, and coaches on the proper game play of water polo.  In addition, IWP helps recognize athletes, officials, and coaches for outstanding performance and service to Illinois water polo through the annual All-State banquet.

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2018 Illinois Water Polo Year in Review

2018 Illinois Water Polo Year in Review, compiled by Beto Garcia (Vice-President) and Kyle Perry (President) USA Water Polo’s Yearly Awards: Bill Barnett Distinguished Coaching Award – Tim Daniel, Northwest Chicago Water Polo Club Brent Bolander Distinguished...

Good turnout for the officials training clinic

There was a large turnout for the January Official Clinic.  Officials reviewed 2019’s Rule changes. Speakers covered mentoring and the nuances of women’s water polo, specifically suit grabbing. New officials reviewed whistle technique and points of...