BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — The Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) in conjunction with American Water Polo (AWP) will host a Water Polo Clinic with two-time Olympian/SET Water Polo head coach/KAP7 co-founder Brad Schumacher on Saturday, November 17, at Fordham University’s Col. Francis B. Messmore Aquatic Center in the Vincent T. Lombardi Center during the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC) Championship.
The clinic is open to all male and female athletes between the ages of 10-18 and collegiate club players.
The clinic will run from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at a cost of $65 per athlete (prior to October 29). Late registration after October 29 will be $75.
Individuals who attend the clinic will also receive four tickets for the MAWPC Championship, a championship program and Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) souvenir mug, AWP and CWPA decals, the clinic instruction and a photo with
Following the clinic, an All-Star game with athletes from across the Mid-Atlantic Region will be held. Athletes who are invited to compete in the All-Star game can register to compete below at a cost of $50. Athletes that choose to participate in both the clinic and All-Star game can register at a cost of $75.
Individuals seeking hotel rooms near Fordham for the championship/clinic weekend should visit the CWPA Hotel site available by CLICKING HERE.
For additional information on the clinic and/or All-Star game, contact the league office via email at email@example.com or by phone (between the hours of 9:00 a.m.-to-6:00 p.m. on Monday-through-Friday) at 610-277-6787.
About Brad Schumacher:
A former freestyle swimmer, Schumacher won two gold medals as a member of the United States Men’s 4×100 meter and 4×200 meter Freestyle Relay Teams at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. Four years later, he was a member of the US Men’s Water Polo Team that placed in sixth place at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
The only aquatics athlete in the world to become a world champion in both swimming and water polo, he competed in the 1998 World Championships in both sports to become the first athlete to compete simultaneously at the World Class level since Bob Hughes at the 1956 Olympic Games.
He joined an elite group of athletes to compete in both sports at a world championship level as only Duke Khanamoku, Johnny Weissmuller, Bob Hughes and Matt Biondi also competed in water polo and swimming on the world level.
Schumacher has not strayed far from his roots as he co-founded with fellow Olympian Wolf Wigo Kap7, Inc., a commercial pool equipment and supply company, and serves as head coach of SET Water Polo Club in South Orange County, California.