- Who is eligible to play for Cleveland Water Polo Club?
- I have never played water polo before. Can I learn to play?
- I have played water polo before, but I am no longer in good physical shape. Can I still play?
- How much does it cost to join? What fees are involved?
- When and where are practices?
- How competitive or how skilled is CWPC?
- How can I learn more about CWPC?
A: Our membership is made up of men and women ranging in age from 16 to 50+ who live in Northeast Ohio, including Greater Cleveland, Akron and Canton.
Q: I have never played water polo before. Can I learn to play?A: Yes, CWPC welcomes new members. Water polo requires the ability to swim. Generally, you must be able to swim continuously for 8 lengths (200 yards) to be able to learn the game. At this time, we do not have a separate program for beginners, so new players learn by playing with more experienced players. This can be a challenge, but our members enjoy teaching new people.
Q: I have played water polo before, but I am no longer in good physical shape. Can I still play?A: CWPC members vary in level of conditioning, but the nature of water polo is such that fitness is a benefit to players. We encourage prospective members to observe a practice session to gain a sense of their ability level.
Q: How much does it cost to join? What fees are involved?
A: CWPC assesses quarterly dues. Currently, dues are $60 per quarter. Full-time students receive a discount to $30 per quarter.
Q: When and where are practices?
A: Our practice schedule varies depending on pool time, however we post a calendar and updates at clevelandwaterpolo.com.
Our current locations include:
- Cleveland State University, Robert F. Busbey Natatorium – 2420 Chester Avenue, Cleveland 44115
- Hathaway Brown School, Butler Aquatic Center – 19600 North Park Blvd., Shaker Heights 44122
A: Our members range in skill level from novice to former NCAA Division I water polo athletes. The main purpose of the club is to have fun, however the team strives to compete with master’s clubs nationally. Competition in tournaments is optional and not required of members.
Q: How can I learn more about CWPC?A: Please contact our club president, Kevin Ziegler by email.