Congratulations to all the teams competing in the Texas High School State Water Polo Championship this weekend. The Southwest Zone is also hosting the Texas Age Group State Water Polo Championship on Sunday, May 4th for 8th/6th Grade & Younger athletes also at the UT Swim Center. Good luck to all teams this weekend.
Chris Ramsey-CEO of USA Water Polo, Claudia Dodson-USA Water Polo Director-Club & Member Programs, and Genai Kerr-former USA Water Polo Men’s Olympic/National Team player, will be at the tournaments all weekend with Q&A/Meet & Greet Sessions, and an 8th/6th Grade & Younger Clinic on Saturday from 2:30-4:00 pm.
Friday, May 2nd:
4:30-5:30 pm – USA Water Polo Q&A Session, Stands of UT Swim Center
5:30-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, Second Floor of UT Swim Center
Saturday, May 3rd:
9:00-9:30 am – USA Water Polo Q&A Session, Stands of UT Swim Center
9:30-10:30 am – Meet & Greet, Second Floor of UT Swim Center
8th/6th Grade & Younger Clinic:
Cost: Athletes need to pay Admission to Texas HS State Champs
2:00-2:30 pm – Registration on 1st Floor of UT Swim Center
2:30-4:00 pm – Diving Well of UT Swim Center (No Parents on Deck!!!)
Sunday, May 4th:
10:00-11:00 am – USA Water Polo Q&A Session, Stands of Swim Center
11:00 am-12:00 pm – Meet & Greet, Second Floor of Swim Center
Chris Ramsey, CEO of USA Water Polo: Chris is responsible for carrying out the mission of USA Water Polo domestically and internationally. His work includes oversight of Olympic and national team programs, sport development, marketing and brand identity, international relations, along with finance and administration. His goals for the federation are sustained competitive excellence and national growth of the sport.
Claudia Dodson: Claudia joined USA Water Polo in January of 2011 as the Associate Director of Competition and became the Director of Club & Member Programs in late 2011. Claudia is no stranger to the game of water polo having played age group, high school, college and masters water polo. She also has served as a water polo referee, coach, parent, and club administrator.
Genai Kerr: Genai Kerr is a USA Water Polo Olympian, coach, mentor, and ambassador of the sport. As a member of the United States Men’s National Water Polo Team for 12 years, Genai played in the 2004 Athens Olympics, 2003 & 2007 Pan American Gold Medal games, and multiple World Championships. Genai played college water polo at UC Irvine and was a NCAA All-American in 1998 and 1999. Most recently he was named MVP of the 2012 US Open after he helped Newport Water Polo Foundation win the national championship.