Water Polo

About the Program

St. George’s School offers any interested boys the opportunity to participate and compete in the sport of Water Polo.  We offer the following opportunities:

  • Term 2 - Recreational Swimming/Water Polo:  this is a recreational game choice which is for both experienced players to get in some pre-season training, as well as developmental and new players wishing to give the sport a try before committing to the 3rd Term competitive season.

  • Term 3 - Competitive Varsity Water Polo:  this is the competitive season which, while all boys are welcome to participate, a higher level of commitment is required.

As Water Polo is currently not a BCSS sport, the team competes in secondary school-based tournaments offered by Water Polo West and the BC Water Polo Association. The competitive season is the duration of Term 3.

The secondary-school tournaments are co-educational, so we have happily welcomed girls to our team from local schools in years past.



Goals

In the spirit of the School’s mission: "Building Fine Young Men. One Boy At a Time", the goals of the Swimming Program are to:

  • Develop fine young men using Aquatic skills via Water Polo as a vehicle for personal growth.
       
  • Develop each boy’s sense of self-worth as a valuable member of a dynamic Water Polo program.

  • Create a culture and identity that future boys and teams will aspire to follow.

  • Create a life-long love for the sport as a recreational/intramural or competitive option post-high school for those that are at that level, and a healthy lifestyle option for all.


Seasonal Snapshot

While each Water Polo season presents new opportunities for competitive events, in general, a typical season is as follows:
 
  •  Term 2 –  Recreational; 10-11 weeks from December to the end of February.

  •  Term 3, Competitive Season - 10 weeks – the start of March to the start of June.

  •  Occasional scrimmage opportunities, usually at Saints Pool.

  •  1-2 weekend Secondary School tournaments

  • All boys eligible for scrimmages, however the season-ending secondary-school tournaments may require selection pending our total team numbers.
 

Practice Format

  • In-water practices are offered up to 3 days per week, usually after school from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm and occasional mornings before school from 6:45 – 8:15 am.

  •  A full practice schedule is available closer to the start of the season.

  • Most practices will be open to the full team, some may be split if our total numbers and skill levels require it in a given year.

  • Additional fitness and dryland practices may also be scheduled from time to time. As well we will aim to offer midday Pro-D sessions and clinics occasionally.

Coaches

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of James Donnici

    James Donnici 

    Associate Faculty, Senior School
  • Photo of Neil Jones

    Neil Jones 

    Head of Aquatics
    604 224 1304 Ext:2102
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