Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Dynamo WPC Youth Score Big On First Trip To USAWP SE Zone Junior Olympic Qualifying Tournament

DWPC Youth teams and coaches celebrate after the girls second
win on Saturday.  The boys were rowdy in the stands with loud cheers and
body art that promoted the insta-hit #DynamoDubSZN tag.

DWPC Youth had a great time at the USAWP JO Qualifying Tournament in Orlando
this weekend.  (In USAWP, Junior Olympic is the highest level of domestic
competition for 18&U water polo.)  It was our first time to the zone
qualifying event.  Both squads - 16&U Girls, 16&U Boys- went 2-1 including
several wire-to-wire upset wins over established FL squads that had everyone
talking.  Our Girls squad finished 2nd overall and have tickets booked to
Irvine CA for the JO national tournament July 27-30.


Girls (2-1): 16-1 vs. YCF, 11-4 vs. Orlando Thunder. 2-17 vs. Miami Riptide.

Boys (2-1): 17-2 vs. Miami Bluefin, 9-7 vs. Orlando Thunder, 2-13 vs. South
Florida WPC

As important as the results in the water was the impression our kids made
out of the water.  Many other coaches and parents complimented their
sportsmanship and team spirit.

The athletes, families and coaches of the Dynamo Water Polo Club Youth
program want to thank our great partners Dynamo Swim Club, Kap7 & Turbo,
PowerBar, Sports DeKalb and USA Water Polo for your support.  We couldn't do
it without you!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Dynamo hosts first-ever USA Water Polo youth tournament in Georgia

Head Coach Monica Szalma leads off a little prematch #DynamoDynamite cheer
Photo credit: © Ellis Vener http://www.ellisvener.com

The weekend of May 6-7 was one for the history books as Dynamo Water Polo Club hosted the first-ever USA Water Polo youth tournament in Georgia.  64 girls & boys from Gator Water Polo (Gainesville, FL), STAR Aquatics Water Polo (Greensboro, NC) and DWPC came together for fun and fellowship.  In addition to great 16U & 14U matches for both boys and girls, the event also offered mixed games, with teams decided on deck.  On Saturday night, 100+ players and parents gathered for dinner together at host Doubletree Hotel, just minutes from the pool.

The games in Atlanta were a phenomenal experience for our athletes and their families, reflected STAR WPC head coach Eric Gordon.  “We’ve been working hard to establish the sport in North Carolina but there are very few teams for us to play against. Competing against teams from Georgia and Florida was a chance for our teams to play together against players their own age and to use and build upon the skills that we’ve been practicing.”

The event featured a San Diego Shores Water Polo Club reunion on deck STAR WPC head coach Eric Gordon caught up with Dynamo masters players and Shores alumni Kristina Garcia and Kevin May, whom he coached as 16Uers at the storied SoCal club.

Thanks to our sponsors Turbo USA Water Polo, KAP7 Water Polo, PowerBar & Sports DeKalb for their support of this venture.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Tennessee Dogwood 2017 Tournament Results

Congrats to the 10 strong Dynamo squad that traveled to Knoxville to compete in the 2017 Dogwood Tournament hosted by the University of Tennessee Club Water Polo Club.  Chilly mornings didn't damper the outdoor water polo fun, or sunburns. Our squad went undefeated through 5 games to take home the title.

Dynamo vs. Vanderbilt - 14-3
Dynamo vs. Columbus, Ohio - 8-3
Dynamo vs. University of Tennessee - 15-3
Dynamo vs. University of Kentucky - 15-3
Dynamo vs. Columbus 11-8

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Congratulations to our Dynamo Youth players selected for 2017 Southeast Zone Teams

Congratulations to our Dynamo Youth players Jaime Matherson, Grace Sherman Alison Vermaak for their selections to the 2017 Southeast Zone Teams. Wishing them the best of luck at this year's ODP National Championships. 

For more information regarding the Olympic Development Program and Zone Team section please see the following information posted online via USA Water Polo at:  Olympic Development Program.

Know any youth interested in playing polo?  Good news! The Dynamo Youth Spring season starts soon. Please visit here for details and instructions to sign up!