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USA Water Polo Weekly Tidbits -- February 8, 2002

WANNA be in the know about water polo? Then splash your way into the world of water polo at large by directing your browser to usawaterpolo.com. National news, membership information, national team updates, player bios, club info, and much much more are just a click away. So don’t wait. Get to usawaterpolo.com.
Get in the know.

Here’s a taste of the items you can find this week on usawaterpolo.com:

Race on the Base XXIII
While it may sound like the title to an overplayed Hollywood action franchise, it’s not. On February 23, you, your team, friends, colleagues, and even your in-laws can help do your part to improve the USA Water Polo National Aquatic Center in Los Alamitos with little more than your running shoes and your pocketbook. And hey…there’s even a free clinic in it for the two teams that bring in the most sign-ups! Find out how you can sign up for the 23rd Annual Race on the Base!
http://www.usawaterpolo.com/manual_news/020205-NATrace_on_the_base_xxiii.htm


Poll Positions…
The word is in on the nation’s Top 20 teams. Find out where your favorite school ranks and see what kind of firepower they’ll be bringing to the pool in 2002 on www.usawaterpolo.com. Click here:
http://www.usawaterpolo.com/manual_news/020205-COLwom02collpre.htm


In With the New at ASU
For the last decade, women’s water polo has been making the steady climb into the national spotlight. With the creation of more and more women’s programs at the collegiate level, more athletes are getting the opportunity to showcase their skills as a higher level. This season, Arizona State University will be getting its feet wet with its first women’s team. They actually increased opportunities for women without cutting opportunities for men! Get the story by clicking here:
http://www.usawaterpolo.com/manual_news/020208-COLasupolodebut.htm


Azevedo: The Excellent Amateur
USA Water Polo driver Tony Azevedo has been selected to the list of 14 finalists in the running for the 72nd Annual AAU James E. Sullivan Award. The award is presented annually to the top amateur athlete in the United States by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), and is based as much on leadership, character, and sportsmanship, as it is on athletic accomplishment.

For more on Tony’s latest resume addition, click here:
http://www.usawaterpolo.com/manual_news/020128-NATtazevedo_nom_sullaward.htm


Pompano Beach or Bust!
The International Swimming Hall of Fame is looking to call Pompano Beach, Florida, home for a while. But the white, sandy beaches and tropical climates are just the icing on the cake. Find out what other perks lie in
wait at the ISHOF’s new home:
http://www.usawaterpolo.com/manual_news/020206-NATishofstatus.htm


USOC Launches Official Olympic Website…for Kids
To show that the Olympic Games can truly appeal to all ages, the U.S. Olympic Committee has implemented a site specifically designed for kids.

At www.usolympicteam.com/kids, entertaining content and cartoon-like graphics add to the appeal of the Games for kids, while simultaneously helping them
beef upon reading skills. Get the full release by clicking here:
http://www.usawaterpolo.com/manual_news/020208usocofsit4kids.htm


Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Chlorine
Chlorine may help keep your pool gleaming and contaminant free…but what about its effects on your athletes? We may be underestimating its potential
impact on our players. Read up on the science behind chlorination:
http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/dept/coachsci/swimming/chlorine.htm