Typical entry to water polo is between the ages of 7 and 12. Minipolo is recommended for younger children as it is held in shallow water. Junior Development is recommended for the child who is comfortable in deep water. Both classes run as a partnership program through Saanich Recreation Sundays at 5pm, and enrollment is continuous through Saanich Recreation.
Power Swimming can be started as young as age 5. Registration for these classes runs through SWPS Club directly.
Children who show an interest in competitive water polo are placed in the U8, U10, U12 Competitive Program through SWPS.
Middle School and High School
Children wishing to enter water polo in their Middle School and High School years are assessed for swimming ability and placed into appropriate practice groups.
With time, they are placed into their competitive age groups as follows:
U12 - Atom Co-ED
U14 - Bantam Gender Specific
U16 - Cadet Gender Specific
U19 - Youth Gender Specific
Parents can contact SWPS directly to book a placement test for their child any time.
Participation on this team presumes a career in competitive water polo and/or competitive swimming.