Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Important Practice Update

Thank you all for your patience as we slowly learn more about openings throughout Ohio. We have recently learned that we might be able to start practicing again in Lakewood on a limited basis starting in July. Prior to us committing, we want to gauge feedback from the team about your comfort levels returning to the pool. We do not have all the details worked out on how exactly practice will be run, but the initial thought includes swimming, passing and shooting only - in addition to any social distancing rules set in place by our location. Please feel free to ask questions, but know the board has a very limited amount of information at this time.

Cinnamon Lake Friendly 
Sadly, we are cancelling the 2020 Cinnamon Lake Friendly. We hope to host some sort of day tournament filled with Ron wine and giant flamingos some day in the future, but for now we will reminisce on our fun filled event from last year. 

Monday, May 4, 2020

May Practice Update

Due to the extended stay at home orders in Ohio, we are not able to join for practice during the month of May. We do not have a timeline for re-open by our pools and hope to have more information at the end of the month. Stay safe and healthy!

We wanna see you!

Although we can't be together for the foreseeable future, but we'd still like to see you! Please submit pictures of the exciting things you and your family are doing to stay sane and healthy during these crazy times. Please email or text your pictures directly to Trish with a little blurb about how you're doing and what you are up to! We will be sharing these photos on our website in the coming weeks. 

I see you Memes

Monday, April 6, 2020

April Practice Update


We hope that you and your loved ones are home, safe and healthy. A special thank you to our members and friends who are risking their health to help those in need during this chaotic time. We wanted to send a brief update on our practice schedule. As the schools have not re-opened, we have not been given the green light to return to the pool. Much like anyone else, we do not know when it will be safe for us to return to practice. We also do not have updated dates or information regarding Lake Erie Classic. Rest assured, as soon as local authorities and our respective locations give us any information regarding return dates we will pass it along to you. Thank you for your patience as we weather the storm that is COVID-19.

How to Stay in Water Polo Shape
USA Water Polo has published a number of great resources and workouts on their website to help keep your mind sharp and to stay in shape. Check out their website and social media outlets for more information.

LHS Donation
THANK YOU to all who donated to our mini-fundraiser in support of Lakewood High School's subsidized lunch program. We are proud to announce we raised $1250 in less than 10 days. Please know the district has expressed a sincere gratitude toward our club.

Farewell, Friend
A special send off to our one and only Steve Trow Steve Trow - as he heads to the east coast for his next big adventure. A native of California, Steve has been a member of CWPC since the start! Thank you, Steve, for your many years of enthusiasm, insight, love of the game and crazy lob shots. You will always have a spot on our roster and we hope to see you again soon! 

Friday, March 20, 2020

Important LEC Updates

Lake Erie Classic Has Been Cancelled

Thank you for your patience concerning the future of the 2020 LEC tournament. We were notified by our venue that due to the mandated facility closings - we will not be able to host our tournament in April. We will continue to work with them to reschedule and will inform you as soon as we know more. 

LHS Donations
Despite our own frustrations with facility closings, we recognize those in our community who may go without meals during the school closings. For those still interested in donating to our LHS lunch program collection please reach out to Trish  for more information.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

March Baller of the Month

Congratulations, Andrew Oswald! 

1.      Name: Andrew Oswald
2.       Hometown: Greenville, PA
3.       Family members? Family of five

4.       Did any of them play polo? – Just Andrew!
5.       Where do you live now? Lakewood
6.       What is your occupation? Data Analyst
7.       Years playing polo? Six
8.       Years w/CWPC? Six
9.       Favorite CWPC memory: Too many to name. Probably during practice, when the ref blows the whistle and a player provides constructive feedback on why the call was terrible.
10.   Favorite post polo snack & beverage: California chicken with avocado and bacon with chips on the side from Merry Arts
11.   Favorite position to play? Wing
12.   Favorite tournament so far? Quarry Scramble!
13.   How many polo suits do you own? Three
14.   What is your favorite part about water polo in general? The comradery and good exercise

15.   Fun fact about yourself: I volunteered teaching math in Cape Town and Namibia for a year …( but seriously who would have known?!)
16.   How did you get involved with CWPC? I had a membership at the CSU rec center and would swim on occasion.  Saw the team practice and asked if I could try it out.  After a few practices, I finally bought a speedo and have been all in ever since

17.   Why do you stick around? Great friends and great exercise!
18.   Favorite quote? If not now, when?
19.   Describe your ideal practice – 60 minute outdoor practice with two subs. I tend to need a breather on occasion.
20.   Favorite piece of water polo advice anyone has ever given you? Take an open shop quicly or pass it around.

Here’s what Andrew’s teammates have to say about him...

“Andrew’s years of lobbying FINA to legalize subbing on the fly at mid-pool have finally paid off.”

“If there was a heat map f all of Andrew’s polo goals by location, only the top corners would be lit up.”

“Give me one good reason we don’t call him ‘Ozzy!’ “

“Andrew’s third place finish in 5 alive is my favorite memory to date – outside of bringing mountain dew and cheese to parties.”

“Best Andrew quote – ‘Becky's has the best orange juice, so much better than their cider.’ “

“Always has the most legitimate excuses for tardiness at practice – toastmaster, church, etc.”

“Least likely to sing karaoke…”

“Never stops caring for others and asking how they are”

“Andrew is a tried and true member of our team. He never gives us, never stops working and is always smiling.”

Thank you, Andrew for all you do for our team! We are so glad to have you around!