In between minor bouts of tornado warnings, power outages, and torrential Texas rain the Olympic Development Program season essentially ended in San Antonio last weekend with over 500 athletes from as far as Florida and Hawai’i playing dozens of matches over three days. We recap those events and talk with USA Water Polo High Performance Director John Abdou about professionalizing the sport, more movement toward bigger events in Texas, and next season.

Which won’t include James, who’s stepping down as head coach of the Southwest Zone ODP team but will likely be hovering around the program next season. (Joe is not so subtly suggesting it’s a bad idea).

He and Joe joust over people not wearing masks in San Antonio with Joe saying he doesn’t understand why and James arguing that, in fact, he does. Scintillating debate!

Plus, lots of new info on Southwest Zone Championships, Junior Olympics, the jam-packed summer calendar, and insider info on how little input James has with regard to family vacations.


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