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Club of Chicago goes undefeated to win the 2017 Dave Perry Classic

The Club of Chicago team went 4-0 to win the 2017 Dave Perry Classic held at Fenwick High School in Oak Park, IL.  The team defeated the Chicago Park District 15-5, Windy City Water Polo 11-10, the Apostles 10-6, and Team Chicago 17-8.  The Apostles and Windy City both finished with 3-1 records.  Additionally, $500 were raised to help fund Illinois Water Polo’s Dave Perry College Scholarship.  For more information on the scholarship, check out the scholarship page.

Final results and tournament scores:

Club of Chicago 4-0

Apostles 3-1

Windy City Water Polo 3-1

Glenbrook Gators 2-2

Harper 2-2

Outlaws 2-2

Squirrels & Bears 2-2

Team Chicago 2-2

Beached Whales 1-3

Chicago Park District 1-3

Hippos 0-4

2017 Dave Perry Classic RESULTS

Alumni Water Polo Camp returns to Illinois

Windy City Water Polo and Alumni Water Polo are proud to announce the return of the Alumni Water Polo camp to Illinois this November.  This two day camp will be held on Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5 at Fenwick High School (505 Washington Blvd. Oak Park, IL 60302).  This year’s camp is open to all players, boys and girls, 13 years of age and older.  More information can be found at:  https://www.facebook.com/events/510415496005677http://www.alumniwaterpolo.com/news_article/show/701035

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Mid West Zone Identification Tournament

Mid West Zone Identification Tournament

October 6-8, 2017

Stevenson High School

Chicago, Illinois

USA Water Polo and the Mid West Zone are proud to announce our 2nd annual zone tournament.  This tournament provides high-level competition for male athletes in the zone as well as exposure to the National Team Coaches.  There will be 2 divisions for the tournament listed below.

Boys 18 and Under:  12 teams including “free agent” team of athletes not associated with a club

Identification of male athletes born in 2000-2002

Boys 14 and under :  12 teams including “free agent”( team of athletes not associated with a club) This will also serve as the qualifier for Champions Cub

Identification of male athletes born in 2003 or younger

Coaches Clinic Integrated into the weekend with National Team Coaches in attendance

Space is Limited for these tournaments.  Please contact Tim Daniel to secure a spot for your team or Free Agents.

Cost per team:  $500

Cost for free agents:  $100

Tim Daniel – tdaniel@usawaterpolo.org  P: 847-208-3428

Mid West Zone ODP Identification Tournament

Register for Jane’s Warrior 5K Run and Walk TODAY

In 2014, the Sandburg community and the swimming and water polo community lost a true champion in Coach Jane Caliendo.  Register today to support the Jane Caliendo Memorial Foundation to continue Jane’s legacy with scholarships to graduating students from St. Michael’s School and Sandburg High School.

More information is available on their Facebook page, and the web page www.janeswarriors.com

National State Challenge Comes to Chicago on July 13-16

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — There will be plenty lot of people taking to the pool in July in the Windy City as the American Water Polo National State Challenge comes to Chicago, Ill. on ThursdaySunday, July 13-16, at Fenwick High School and Portage Park.  Membership Director of American Water Polo Damon Newman offered these words about the host city. “We are excited to host the 2017 National State Challenge in Chicago. Chicago is a world class city with a deep history of water polo excellence.”  Established in 2008, the tournament takes to the road to be hosted for the first time in the Midwest after a three-year stint in Upper Dublin, Pennsylvania.  One of the premier events of the year for both men and women, as many college coaches and scouts will be attending the tournament.  This year’s 18U men’s and women’s teams in addition to competing for attention will also be vying for the $1,000 prize for the winners after their five-game tournament.  The home state will be heavily featured as in both the men’s, women’s and the U14 coed division are all boasting several teams from not just the state but the city as well.  Windy City Water Polo has teamed up with Athletico Physical Therapy and American Water Polo to bring the event to the Midwest. Newman again lauded the host locations.

“We are thrilled to have the tournament played at the Chicago Parks Portage Park Pool, an institution of outdoor water polo in this great city. Perennial water polo powerhouse Fenwick High School will host games in their all deep facility.”  The schedule for the tournament is available at http://www.americanwaterpolo.org/nsc-general-info

Lively Water Bottle Official Sponsor of IWP

Lively Water Bottle, an industry leader in personalized sports water bottles, has joined Illinois Water Polo as official sponsor and sports water bottle supplier through 2020. As part of the agreement, Lively Water Bottle will provide exclusive discounts to Illinois Water Polo members, make contributions to Illinois Water Polo equal to 20% of purchases by IWP members, and provide advisory and graphic design assistance. Members can access the 10% individual discount by visiting https://livelybottle.com/ and using the code IWPOLO at checkout. The website has design tools that allow you to select from many backgrounds and add your logo and picture and name. Lively bottle will also offer 20% team discounts – contact gary@livelybottle.com. Lively Bottle will help you create personalized sports water bottles using your logo and team roster.
“We’re incredibly excited to be partnered with Illinois Water Polo”, said Gary Radville. Lively Water Bottle is owned by Gary and Lisa Radville of La Grange Park, IL. Gary is a member of the 1986 inaugural class of the Illinois Water Polo Hall of Fame a former co-captain of Loyola University teams that competed in three NCAA championships, and also a coach of four Brother Rice HS state championship teams. “Water polo is a demanding sport that requires continuous hydration. Our personalized sports water bottles make hydration fun – we help design team bottles that can be personalized so they’re never lost.”
“Illinois Water Polo is very much looking forward to this partnership with Lively Water Bottle,” Illinois Water Polo President Kyle Perry stated. “We support hydration and the environment, and Lively Water Bottle is a perfect product for our teams. We also are excited to be working with Gary Radville, an inaugural member of the Illinois Water Polo Hall of Fame.”
About Lively Bottle
Lively Bottle is a leader in sports water bottles. Lively Bottles are locally-owned and produced, are reusable, dishwasher-safe, BPA-free, offer 8 cool lid colors, and are made in USA, which makes them environmentally-friendly. We require no minimum order quantity for orders placed on our website, and offer discounts to IWP members for individual and team orders. Our personalized sports water bottles are shipped in about a week, and delivery is always free.
About Illinois Water Polo
Illinois Water Polo (IWP) provides direction and growth to the sport of water polo in the state of Illinois at the player, coach, official, club, high school, and collegiate levels. IWP works in conjunction with the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) to support the spring IHSA Boys State Finals and IHSA Girls State Finals. We are committed to the development of the sport throughout the state of Illinois.

Thank You 2017 All-State Banquet Sponsors!

Illinois Water Polo would like to thank the 2017 All-State Banquet Sponsors for their generosity and their continued support of IWP’s mission. This year’s Gold Sponsor were Stevenson High School and the Martino Family. Silver Sponsors included Chicago Apostles, John’s Hot Dogs, Lakeview Environmental, Homewood-Flossmoor Swim Club, Forest Park National Bank, Northern Illinois Polo Club, and Lyons Aquatics. Bronze Sponsors were Fenwick High School and Windy City Water Polo. We’d also like to thank our in-kind supporters, Classic Design Awards, Inc., Liberty Creative Solutions, and Lively Bottles.

Interesting in helping Illinois Water Polo continue 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? Donations are welcome throughout the year, and ads for the All-State banquet ad-book as well as All-State Banquet sponsorship opportunities will be available in early 2018. Visit our fundraising page (http://illinoiswaterpolo.net/about-iwp/fundraising/) for more information on how to help.