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Brenda Villa

CANCUN, Mexico, March 5. LAST week, Swimming World spoke with Olympic gold medalist Brenda Villa to get her hopes and thoughts on what would occur the World Water Polo Conference in Cancun.

FINA put on the two-day event in Mexico, and invited some of the top thinkers from sports, media and

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Brenda Villa

CANCUN, Mexico, February 27. THIS weekend, FINA, along with the Mexican Swimming Federation, has launched a World Water Polo Conference in Cancun with the motto of Sharing the Magic of Team Sports.

The most amazing part of the two-day event is that FINA has made sure executives from all walks of team sports have assembled to help discuss ways to grow the sport of water polo. Attendees inc

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Hungary Men Water Polo

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, February 12. THE fourth preliminary round for Europe of the FINA Men's Water Polo World League 2014 concluded on February 11 with the leading teams of Montenegro, Serbia and Hungary looking strong to earn a berth for the men's Super Final taking place in Dubai (UAE) from June 16-21, 2014.

In Group A, Romania stunned visiting team Russia in Bucharest, winnin

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UC Irvine Water Polo 1989 Championship

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California, February 11. THE USA Water Polo Hall of Fame, a collection of excellence in the sport of water polo, returns in 2014 to induct four deserving individuals in conjunction with the USAWP National Awards Dinner. Legendary UC-Irvine Men's Water Polo Coach Edward Newland, Southern California scholastic coaching icon Jim Sprague, water polo referee extraordinaire A

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Todd Clapper

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California, February 6. USA Water Polo's Annual Awards dinner is set for April 5 at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center in Irvine, California in conjunction with the USA Water Polo Hall Of Fame Induction. As established in 2010, the awards have each been named in honor of a person or persons who have made an extraordinary contribution to the sport. Winners were chosen thro

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John Mann

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California, January 28. THE USA Men's Senior National Team will kick off their 2014 competition schedule with a visit to Sznolnok, Hungary to take part in the Volvo Cup this February. Team USA will meet Serbia, Germany, and Hungary in three matches from February 7-9. Head Coach Dejan Udovicic has selected 14 athletes to compete in the event with four athletes making the

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United States goalie Chay Lapin (13) makes a save against Hungary at Newport Harbor high school. The United States defeated Hungary 12-9.

Guest commentary by Chris Barber

Introduction
Water polo is a sport that involves high strength and high-intensity as well as endurance demands on the athlete. The non-swimming activities (throwing, passing and wrestling), are around 69% of playing time. Strength is not the only performance factor, but the ability to exert force at the speed, technical and tactical skills

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Lexie Kamerman

BRIDGEPORT, Pennsylvania, January 23. THE Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) mourns the loss of former Director of Membership Services and Knox College water polo alum Lexie Kamerman following a terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan last evening.

Employed as a Student Development Specialist at American University in Kabul, Afghanistan since June, she was killed at a Lebanse restaura

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General view of FINA World League water polo ball during a 2012 Womens FINA World League prelim between Canada and the United States at the Aquatorium

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, January 22. THE team of Spain, 2013 world champion, got its second victory in the 2014 edition of the FINA Women's Water Polo World League, after defeating Great Britain in one of the games of the third round of the European preliminaries held on January 21. In the other match of the day, Greece was stronger than Hungary, thus obtaining its first win of the season.

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Jon Walters

LOS ANGELES, California, January 10. USC freshman water polo player Jon Walters died Wednesday of a heart attack at the age of 19, according to the Daily Trojan. Walters had been in a coma since Jan. 1 before having the fatal heart attack earlier this week.

Shortly after news broke of Walters' death, USC releaseed the following statement:

USC men's water polo and the Trojan

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