Tuesday, May 28, 2024

[Updated] Cinnamon Lake Friendly, Motor City Tournament, June Practice Schedule

Sign Up for Cinnamon Lake Friendly!

CLF is being held on June 29th (and 30th!), make sure you visit the Cinnamon Lake Friendly page for full details and registration.  

Save the Date for Motor City Madness

Our friends at Motor City Polo are hosting their first tournament on July 27-28 in Birmingham, MI (Detroit-ish, real easy drive).  Take the poll to indicate your interest/availability!  

June Practice Schedule -- OUTDOOR POLO IS BACK!

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Congratulations, May Baller of the Month Mac Hancock!!


Name: Mac Hancock
Hometown: Brunswick, OH
Family members: 4 brother and 1 sister
Did any of them play polo: Nope. We all have swam competitively to one degree or another but I’m hoping to eventually get my older brother to come play.

How long have you been a swimmer: I swam competitively for 15 years, starting back when I was 6. 
Do your family members swim: everyone swims except my sister. My younger brothers swim for SwimUnited and Grove City College.

Where do you live now: I’m still living at home, but hopefully not for much longer (I hear there’s a realtor on the team?)

What is your occupation: I work with my dad servicing wide format printers and provide network management.

What is one random fact about you or your job most people don’t know: The first time I was on a plane, I was flying it.

Years/months playing polo: 6 months
Years w/CWPC: 6 months
Favorite CWPC memory so far: The Lake Erie Classic!

Favorite post polo snack & beverage: In college I’d kill for an all you can eat Chinese buffet right after practice.

Favorite position to play: Love those sprints!

What did you think of your first polo tourney: It was great to play with some new people with different styles. I was definitely able to see where they were kicking my butt and where I need to improve.

How many polo suits do you own: 0 because I was not in the group me when the order link was sent out😫  [Editor's Note: You can still order CWPC suits here, you'll just have to pay your own shipping!]

What is your favorite part about water polo in general: It’s a completely different style of swimming than I’m used to. I had great underwaters in college but they’re useless in water polo! In some ways I feel I am in a very similar shape to when I swam in college.

Fun fact about yourself: I’m missing almost half my teeth!

How did you get involved with CWPC: I didn’t want to swim by myself, but wanted to stay in the water. In college, I ran the score table for our women’s team so was familiar with the sport. I decided to give it a shot.

Why do you stick around: I love the later practices and the help I get from everyone during play time.

Favorite quote: “If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to”

Describe your ideal practice: Any practice with more than one sub!

Favorite piece of water polo advice anyone has ever given you: Jacob Sobczak told me one of my first weeks that if I wanted to get comfortable with the ball, just start f*uckin around with it and tossing it to yourself any chance you get.

Anything you'd like to share with us?: Just wanted to say a big thank you for all the tips, especially after the tournament! Appreciative of the patience after I drop half my passes during practice!

Proof of Mac's first water polo goal in a tourney!

What Mac's teammates have to say about him ... 

"I am so proud and excited for how quickly Mac has picked up water polo - it's really fun to see!"

"He definitely pays his dues on time..." 

"He is picking up the subtleties of the game very fast -- not as fast as he can swim, but pretty fast." 

"Whenever I see him ... I think of that song 'Return of the Mack' ... once again..."

"Takes great pictures!" 

"Mac is one of the very few players who can beat Bob in a sprint and has picked up the game quite quickly! Great to have him around he always has a positive attitude! 

Thanks, Mac, for being a great part of our team!! 

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

[Updated] LEC Recap, May Practices, Tournaments

Lake Erie Classic a Wild Success

A brief, belated recap of the home tournament: it all came together beautifully thanks to everyone's help planning, setting up, working the table, partying, and cleaning up.  We received lots of positive feedback from the other teams and can't wait to do it all over again next year!

Upcoming Tournaments

    • Nova (Washington DC) June 1st-2nd
    • Outlaws (Chicago) June 8th-9th
  • Cinnamon Lake Friendly June 29th 
    • Official info and signups will be posted soon via our website!

May Practices 

Updates to follow on transition to outdoors!

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Website is Back! LEC! April Practices!


Big thanks to tech wizard Sam Z for fixing this for us.  Big thanks to Kyle F for setting up the temporary site to allow critical transactions to continue.

Lake Erie Classic

As you all know, the LEC is April 13th-14th, 2024.  Here is the game schedule.  We are working on Cleveland rosters now, please stayed tuned (expect to be rostered for 4 games).

April Practice Schedule

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Cincy Signups, Pay Your Dues, Annual Mtg Recap

Registration is Officially Open for Cincinnati

Next tournament is the Nutty Invitational in Cincinnati the weekend of 2/24-2/25 -- sign up here! (if you've paid your dues)

Pay Your Dues!

Welcome to 2024-- you know what that means!  For members who pay their dues annually, please pay via the Membership Page.  We will begin enforcing "no pay, no play" at upcoming practices.  

Annual Meeting Recap

2024 Board of Directors:

Kasi David, Trish Ford, Wade Weber, Kyle Tepe, Kyle Ford, and Annie Blackman.

2024 Executive Officers:

President - Kasi David

Vice President - Trish Ford

Treasurer - Wade Weber

Secretary - Kyle Tepe

2024 Committees:

Social - Andrew Oswald (Chair)

Swag - Danielle Summers (Chair)

Home Tournament Coordination - Ron Sermak (Chair)

New Player Onboarding - Trish Ford (Interim Chair), Annie Poluse, Annie Blackman

Thanks to all who volunteered to help keep the club running smoothly!