Thursday, January 9, 2020

January Baller of the Month

Congratulations to the January Baller of the Month, Bob Behringer



·        Name- Bob Behringer
·         Hometown – Canton, Ohio
·         Family members? Amanda (wife); Kylee (daughter 21); Lauren (daughter 18); Sophie (daughter 15)
·         Did any of them play polo? Kylee played for Akron 
·         Where do you live now? North Canton, Ohio
·         Years playing polo? 38 years
·         Years w/CWPC?  Over 10 years
·         Years w/Akron?  15 years ??
·         Years w/CSU?  Played 4 years on CSU polo team while also swimming for the Vikes (here is where he neglects to mention all of his swimming accolades – if you didn’t know, Bob is FAST!)
·         Favorite CWPC memory – my daughter Kylee scoring her first goal (Akron lob shot) at CWPC tournament

·         Favorite post polo snack & beverage – peanut butter and honey sandwich with coffee
·         Favorite position to play – driver (lefty)
·         Favorite tournament so far – I love the Cleveland tournament!!
·         How many polo suits do you own? I always wear 2 with a spare in my bag
·         What is your favorite part about water polo in general? I love the physical nature of polo and how it keeps me in shape; I also love learning new skills (from the young guys) and continually improving my game. 
·         What college team did you play for? Cleveland State; Akron now
·         Fun fact about yourself – I swam in the Olympic Trials in the 80’s (yes I’m that old)
·         Favorite quote – like my wife always says – “You can’t take it with you”
·         How far do you drive to practice each week? Miles/time – over 400 miles per week between CWPC and Akron teams
·         What is your favorite part of being a lefty? Everything – who wouldn’t want to be a lefty!  And always getting to play offense during 6-5 drills 
·         Describe your ideal practice – full tank scrimmaging for 2 hours straight (or longer)
Bob’s teammates have this to say about him…

“Has the pointiest elbows of all mankind”


"I’d rather have Bob on my team than Grant”

“Remember that when you feel tired at practice, Bob drove an hour to practice after running his company all day and it’s his third workout of the day. You’re not tired. Bob is tried of your excuses.”

“Fun fact: Bob is actually right handed, but likes a challenge”

“Bob is extremely understanding and knowledgeable when it comes to water polo. He’s always 
willing to explain the rules and never talks down to any lesser experienced player.”


“My Dad is seriously the most badass guy I know. He amazes me everyday with his ability and work effort.” - #1 Fan, Kylee

"I've known Bob for over 40 years and the Bob you know ist eh same Bob I grew up with. Before he could ask "Who's playing polo tomorrow?," on GroupMe, Bob would walk through the dorms of CSU ('86-'90) to see which swimmer he could get to commit to Thursday night polo at Busbey. Even before that, circa 1980, Bob used his rotary dial spiral cord house phone (for those too young to know what that is) and call me and other YMCA swimmer to arrange a game of kick-the-can in my backyard. He has a never ending supply of energy and that you all see in the pool today. He's a perfect candidate for Baller of the Month because he's been balling now across 5 decades. Great player. Great guy. Great friend."
 - Brian Bailey

Congratulations, Bob! Thank you for your guidance, for taking the sprint every line up and for driving all the way to see us every week. 





January Schedule

Tuesdays – 8:30pm – 10:00pm
Lakewood High School

Thursdays – 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Cleveland State University
*Starting 1/16

Sundays – 9:30am – 11:30am
Lakewood High School

Cancellations:
  • Thursday - 1/9
  • Sunday - 1/19
  • Sunday - 1/26
Note about practice on Tuesday, 1/14 - There will be a swim meet at LHS prior to our practice. Although they are usually done by 8:30 we are not allowed in the locker rooms until all of the teams have vacated. For those who get there early, please start setting up what we can at the pool. Thx!

Monday, January 6, 2020

January Polo News


January Schedule

Tuesdays – 8:30pm – 10:00pm
Lakewood High School

Thursdays – 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Cleveland State University
*Starting 1/16

Sundays – 9:30am – 11:30am
Lakewood High School

Cancellations:
  • Thursday - 1/9
  • Sunday - 1/19
  • Sunday - 1/26
Note about practice on Tuesday, 1/14 - There will be a swim meet at LHS prior to our practice. Although they are usually done by 8:30 we are not allowed in the locker rooms until all of the teams have vacated. For those who get there early, please start setting up what we can at the pool. Thx!

Practices have been cancelled due to holiday schedules and swim meets. We will continue to post any cancellations and keep you as up to date as possible.

Email Reminder:
As announced at the annual meeting, we will be switching our email format to monthly schedules rather than weekly. Any additional cancellations will be communicated as they arise.



Ann Arbor Tournament
Join us in Ann Arbor Jan 18-19th for their 2020 tournament. Be sure to pay to play and also take the poll on groupme regarding housing. 


Pay Your Dues
Be sure to avoid the wrath of our fearless treasurer and pay your dues (annual or monthly) by Jan 31, 2020. Payments can be done online here via paypal account or credit/debit card.  Feel free to reach out to Wade with any questions or issues.


New FINA Rules
As we communicated during our annual meeting, there will be a number of new rules implemented throughout 2020. We know not all tournaments will be using the new rules, but we will begin learning them at practices in the coming months. To get ahead of practices, here are a list of resources to read about the new rules.



Rochester Poll
Please take a moment to fill out the Rochester tourney poll Feb 8th. The poll will close 1/15.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Holiday Schedule

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
A safe and happy holidays to you and your family! 

Holiday Practice Schedule

Cancellations:
  • Tuesday, 12/24 - *NO POLO due to holidays
  • Thursday, 12/26 - *NO POLO due to holidays
  • Tuesday, 12/31 - *NO POLO due to holidays

Polo On:
  • Sunday, 12/29 - 9:30am - 11:30am at LHS - POLO IS ON



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Monday, December 9, 2019

Holiday Schedule Available

Upcoming Practices

  • Tuesday, 12/10, 8:30pm - 10:00pm at LHS
  • Thursday, 12/12, 7:30pm - 9:30pm at CSU
  • Sunday, 12/15, 9:30am - 11:30am at LHS


Holiday Cancellations:

  • Thursday, 12/19 - Cancelled due to rec schedule
  • Thursday, 12/26 - Cancelled due to rec schedule
  • Tuesday, 12/31 - Cancelled due to holiday 


Monday, December 2, 2019

December Baller of the Month

December Baller of the Month

Elisabeth Bradley

1. Name - Elisabeth Bradley
2. Hometown - Ann Arbor
3. Family - Older brother and sister; one nephew and one on the way. 
4. Did any of them play polo? - Nope. I’m the black sheep. I learned how to swim at a young age but I got into polo and swim team from a family friend as a freshman in high school. 
5. Where do you live now? - Lakewood
6. Years playing polo? - 14 (Since Freshman year of High School)
7.Years w/CWPC? - Coming up on 2
8. Favorite CWPC memory -  The partying. At quarry, Cincy, ugly sweater etc.
9. Favorite post polo snack & beverage - Whatever I can get in me quick. 
10. Favorite position to play - anything that gets me playing time 
11. Favorite tournament so far - Toronto. Great city. Great pool. Great competition. Great hosts. 
12.   How many polo suits do you own? - Own? 6ish. Actually wear? 3. I always have trouble throwing old suits out. 

13.   What is your favorite part about water polo in general? - the fact that it’s not on land. This baby giraffe has difficulty with land sports. 
14.   What college team did you play for? - Grand Valley Club 
15.   Fun fact about yourself - I have a lazy eye. The two diagnoses are strabismus and amblyopia - if you’re curious. 
16.   Favorite quote - “one person with passion is better than 40 people merely interested” E.M. Forster
Elisabeth's teammates refer to her as one of the most enthusiastic people in the pool. She is always willing to help - especially when it comes to helping with a party! 

Thanks for the splash you've made with Cleveland Water Polo Club!


Upcoming Practices
  • Tuesday, 12/3 - 8:30pm - 9:30pm at LHS- Shortened practice due to Annual Meeting
  • Thursday, 12/5 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm at CSU
  • Sunday, 12/8 - 9:30am - 11:30am at LHS

December Cancellations: 
  • Thursday - 12/19 due to CSU winter schedule
  • Tuesday, 12/24 due to Christmas Eve
  • Thursday - 12/26 due to CSU winter schedule

Reminder Annual Meeting is today 12/3 at  
Harry Buffalo in Lakewood!