About Us

Welcome to SWPS!

Saanich Water Polo School (SWPS) stands as a year-round High-Performance Water Polo Club, shaping the aquatic journeys of athletes from grassroots to international competitive levels. Established in 1997, SWPS calls the Saanich Commonwealth Place Pool in Victoria, BC, its home, but its impact extends far beyond, encompassing the lower mainland and lower Vancouver Island through various recreational, competitive, and school program outreach initiatives.

The most Well-Rounded Athletic Pursuit

Experience the ultimate in comprehensive athletic development for children! Discover our range of programs below to set your child on a wellness journey that fosters lifelong health and athleticism.


Program Overview - Nurturing Every Child's Journey in Water Polo

Dive into Our Programs

Age Groups 5 - 12

Embark on your child's water polo journey with our comprehensive program designed for ages 5 to 12. We offer two primary classes to cater to different starting points:

1. Minipolo (Shallow Water Program): Tailored for younger children, this program is held in shallow water. Recommended for those aged 5 to 7

2. Junior Development (Deep Water Program): Suited for children comfortable in deep water. Ideal for ages 8 and above.

PowerSwimming Instruction:
Recommended in conjunction with Minipolo and Junior Development. Begins at age 5.

For those displaying a passion for competitive water polo, the U8, U10, and U12 Competitive Program is the next step.

Middle School and High School

As children enter their Middle School and High School years, they undergo swimming ability assessments and are assigned to suitable practice groups. Gradually, they transition to competitive age groups.
Parents can schedule a placement test for their child at any time by contacting SWPS directly.

Adult and Alumni

Whether  you are experienced alumni (Mavericks) or just a beginning or looking to have fun in the water while getting some exercise (Night League) we have an adult program for you!

Some Frequently Asked Questions

At what age should my child start playing water polo?
Is a competitive swimming background necessary?
Are there opportunities for parent involvement in the water polo community?
What are the long-term benefits of participating in water polo?

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International and Local Training Camp Opportunities

Hungarian Style Bootcamps

Hungarian Style Bootcamps 2024! Exciting Training Camps available May 2024 (Los Angeles, California), June 2024 (Victoria, BC), July 2024 (Budapest Hungary)

Training Bag
$ 75.00 USD

Saanich Commonwealth Place

Commonwealth Place Legacy
Commonwealth Place has been the starting point for many water polo stars, including those who began their careers with Minipolo. Our sessions are conducted by nationally certified Saanich Water Polo School coaches, ensuring a high standard of instruction.

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