In a year like no other for the entire globe, but also for our resilient Texas water polo community, we close the book on the dreadful 2020 reminiscing about two and a half normal months followed by endless efforts to make things as normal as reasonable during a pandemic.
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to everyone! Since y’all have been good this year, Texas water polo fans, our gift to you is a conversation with the legendary Tony Azevedo (even though it’s now four days after Christmas. We’ve been busy). In a very frank discussion Tony opines on
Mainly, a recap of the past weekends tournaments in North Texas, including some mild scolding of certain individuals who are unaware of the tourney guidelines about wearing masks (!). Then a conversation with Austin native and UOP freshman poloist Cooper Gaderson on becoming part of a highly successful collegiate
Over one hundred athletes descended on Lewisville for the second ODP clinic of the season on Nov. 29. The turnout was great but the pool was crowded! Perhaps some changes afoot with the next ODP clinic, as James and Joe discuss. Then the first interview with brand new St.
Wishing all our generous and loyal listeners a wonderful Thanksgiving week, we keep the show short and amateurish with some dodgy audio quality, but some good info on how this Sunday’s ODP clinic will play out, and about Joe’s new house (their offer was taken). Plus, Joe makes fun
Texas has now hosted two late-year tournaments since the pandemic struck us in March. What have we learned from those events and how might those lessons apply to competition in our state and beyond as the situation remains hopeful but also very uncertain. The Texas Challenge Cup ended on
If you’ve ever wondered whether a collegiate water polo player has given a pre-game rendition of the national anthem on a trombone while wearing a Speedo, this show is for you. Exeter Water Polo Club’s Jack Amaral is bringing his group of California girls to face off against many
It’s election week, which means… not much. This is a water polo podcast. We skate over the complexities of national politics and head straight to the Covid-19 guidelines for the upcoming Texas Challenge Cup and whether they will influence those that are implemented at the Texas Age Group Championships
We’re two weekends out from the Texas Challenge Cup in Lewisville and The Colony at which several teams from the West Coast will compete in addition to many of Texas’ most well-known clubs. So what are the rules that will govern the tournament as we know it? We got
Dispiriting news from the University Interscholastic League (UIL), which announced on Monday that the inaugural season of sanctioned high school water polo will take place in the fall of 2022 rather than in 2021. That due to a variety of things related to the Covid-19 pandemic which has thrown