Austin College’s first weekend slate of games against Air Force didn’t end the way they’d prefer. They now fly to Colorado Springs to face Cal Baptist and the Falcons again this weekend. Meanwhile, Texans ripped it up across the country from Fresno, to Thousand Oaks, to the East Coast,
POD: ‘Roos are Back, Preps are Near, James is Older
For there not being a lot going in in the water polo world there’s… quite a bit going on. For one, the collegiate season, in its truncated form, has kicked off. Austin College men return to the pool versus Air Force this weekend after a slate of games in
POD: Spring Scheduling, High School Ramps Up, Joe Relocates (Again)
We’re back! Joe moved (again) and abandoned the show for a couple weeks. But he’s returned with news of a spring water polo season soon to get underway. Plus updates on the Dare to Dream Tournament, ODP past and future, changes in leadership for the Southwest Zone, speculation on
POD: Looking Back at and Gladly Turning the Page on 2020
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.
POD: Happy Holidays. It’s Tony Azevedo!
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
POD: TAGS, Cowtown Recap, and UOP’s Cooper Gaderson
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
POD: Lessons from Lewisville ODP, St. Mark’s HC Trent Calder, Winding Down 2020
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.
POD: A Huge ODP Clinic in Lewisville, and Happy Thanksgiving
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
POD: Is Water Polo a “High Risk” Sport, and Learnings from Texas Challenge Cup
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
POD: Exeter to TX, Salty Splash, Texas Challenge Cup is Here
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