Greenwich Aquatics Water Polo – Team’s Website

The #1 program outside CA and the home to 2016 Olympian Thomas Dunstan. Since the program started in 2007, we have served over 250 athletes each year. As the largest and most elite program in the east coast, some athletes commit over 1 hour each way to come to our practices. Out elite athletes are highly sought after by collegiate coaches. We currently have players playing at Brown, Harvard, Princeton, Michigan, MIT, Pomona, USC – many of which are top 10 water polo schools!

CO- ED NOODLE POLO (5-7 YEARS)

Noodle Water Polo aims to introduce children to the sport of water polo by providing an enjoyable and challenging interactive game, which will encourage them to pursue the sport and go on to play water polo. Players will be using flotation devices so strong swimming skills are not necessary.

FALL 2017 PRACTICE TIMES: (Sept 8 – November 17)
Fridays: 4:00-4:45pm

CO- ED HOUSE LEAGUE (8-13 YEARS)

The House League is an opportunity for players of all abilities to get in the water, have fun and compete against their peers. Children will be introduced to the basic skills of water polo in a fun and encouraging environment. Kids will practice one time during the weekday with players of similar ability and age and then all players will play in-house games on Sunday afternoon. Players will be divided evenly onto teams and all players will get equal playing time. No previous water polo experience required.

FALL 2017 HOUSE LEAGUE PRACTICE TIMES
(September 5 – November 19)
Mondays: 4:00-5:30pm (beginner group)
Tuesdays: 4:00-5:30pm (intermediate group)
Thursdays: 4:00-5:30pm (all-girls group)
Sundays: 12:30-1:25pm (in-house games for all)

TRAVEL TEAMS (10-18 YEARS)

  • 10U Travel Team (summer season only)
  • 12 & Under Girls Travel Team
  • 12 & Under Boys Travel Team
  • 14 & Under Girls Travel Team
  • 14 & Under Boys Travel Team

High School Age Boys & Girls Travel TeamThe Travel Teams consist of age-group teams that play other teams locally, regionally, and internationally.The travel team player is a more seasoned player. For our 12U travel groups, at least one season of house league, novice water polo or summer country club league is recommended. The older travel team groups (14U,16U 18U), should have at least a year of water polo experience and some competitive swimming. Selections for these teams are competitive, and players will need to be evaluated before making any travel teams.

FALL 2017 12U TRAVEL TEAM PRACTICE TIMES
Tuesdays: 5:30-7:00pm
Thursdays: 5:30-7:00pm
Fridays: 5:00-6:30pm
Sundays: 1:30-2:30pm

For questions and evaluation set-up, please contact Kim Tierney Wang at 646-220-9792 or ktierney@gwymca.org. Full practice schedules for all travel teams are posted on greenwichaquatics.com

Marlins Diving – Team’s Website

The YMCA of Greenwich Marlins Diving Club offers diving instruction from the beginner level to the senior competitive level. Our program emphasizes positive learning in a safe, fun and competitive environment and provides an opportunity for divers to participate at local, regional and national events. Greenwich YMCA membership is required for all levels of participation.

LEARN TO DIVE (5-7 YEARS)

The Learn to Dive team is a beginner level for those who are completely new to the sport. This level is the perfect intro to diving with emphasis on basic jumps and skills from the 1 meter board. Divers in the Learn to Dive class practice once a week for 30 minutes.

LEARN TO DIVE (8-10 YEARS)

The Learn to Dive team is a beginner level for those who are completely new to the sport. This level is the perfect intro to diving with emphasis on basic jumps and skills from the
1 meter board. Divers in the Learn to Dive class practice once a week for 1 hour.

PRE-TEAM (10 & UNDER)

The Pre-Team is an intermediate level of diving. To be on the Pre-Team, divers should successfully complete the Learn to Dive curriculum and/or be selected by coaches based on diver’s evaluation. The Pre-Team continues to work on jumps, skills, basic and competitive dives on both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards, as well as gymnastic dry land drills and exercises related to diving. The Pre-Team practices 3 days a week for an hour each practice, and Pre-Team divers are introduced and invited to compete at local meets while giving each diver a chance to train at their own pace in a fun and safe environment.

PRE-TEAM (11 & UP)

The Pre-Team is an intermediate level of diving. To be on the Pre-Team, divers should successfully complete the Learn to Dive curriculum and/or be selected by coaches based on diver’s evaluation. The Pre-Team continues to work on jumps, skills, basic and competitive dives on both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards, as well as gymnastic dry land drills and exercises related to diving. The Pre-Team practices for an hour, 3 days a week. Pre-Team divers are introduced and invited to compete at local meets while giving divers a chance to train at their own pace in a fun and safe environment.

JO

The JO Team is an advanced level of training. JO divers are expected to complete a full list of skilled dives on both 1-meter and 3-meter springboards. This team practices 4-5 days a week for 2-2.5 hours each practice. JO divers are also invited to attend platform practices (off site) and are required to complete conditioning sessions. The JO team competes throughout the year at invitational, regional, national and international meets. Members of the JO Team are selected by the coaches based on skill level, dedication and behavior. We are running evaluations from Sept. 5th-8th from 5:30-7:30pm.

For prices and registration dates, please contact marlinsdiving@gmail.com

Marlins Swim Team – Team’s Website

The Marlins Swim Team is a USA-Swimming and YMCA year-round program designed for swimmers ages 6 and up from beginner through national levels. The Marlins Swim Team provides children and families with opportunities to experience competitive swimming in a fun, exciting, and positive environment with a highly experienced and accomplished coaching staff. Practices begin in September and conclude at the end of July.

NOVICE LEVEL I, II, III

Age Requirement: 6 years or older.
Entry Standard: Must be proficient in freestyle and backstroke. Should have basic knowledge of breaststroke and butterfly.

JUNIOR LEVEL I, II

Age Requirement: 14 years or younger
Swimmers must be able to swim all 4 strokes proficiently and must be committed to attending practice and competitions.

SENIOR LEVEL

Age Requirement: 13 years of age and older
Entry Standard: Knowledge of strokes, competitive experience and commitment to training at highest level. Competition Level: National, State, Regional and Local

For prices and registration dates, please visit greenwichmarlins.org
or contact Aaron Montgomery at amontgomery@gwymca.org.