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Decade in the Mirror: Swimming World’s Top Water Polo Stories

Tomorrow starts a new decade — as well as the beginning of the end of the latest Olympic quadrennial. With the Tokyo Games set to open on July 24th, the next seven months will see a run-up to the most important water polo tournament in the sport. Before we go forward, Swimming World will go back — o...

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Swimming World’s Top Five Water Polo Events for 2019

2019 was a year like no other for water polo. Not only did the Stanford men's program return to NCAA glory after almost two decades, the Cardinal women also won a national championship, making for a varsity polo sweep. Both the U.S. women's team (expected) and the American men (touch and go) qualifi...

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On The Record with Arno Havenga, Dutch Head Women's Water Polo Coach

PRINCETON, NJ. One draw of the 2019 USA Water Polo’s Holiday Cup, which concluded last week at Princeton, was the opportunity to watch some of the world’s best female water polo players on the East Coast. The American team — undefeated in 68-straight matches — boasts Ashleigh Johnson, named earlier ...

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Hope Bubbles Up from Revived Canadian Women’s Water Polo Squad

PRINCETON, NJ. Thursday night’s 2019 Holiday Cup match between the Canadian women’s water polo team and the U.S. national squad was not indicative of the either team’s ability. The final score — 17-6 for the Americans — suggests a yawning gap between the programs, particularly as three U.S. starters...

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2019 CWPA Top 20; After NCAA Win, Stanford Finishes Number One

The final men's varsity water polo poll in 2019 from the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) does not fully represent just how tumultuous this season was. Stanford, the top team in the country at the end after 15 weeks of polling, started off tied for second in the coaches preseason poll. In th...

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Whittier, Oh! Whittier Say Have You Seen Whittier?

BROOKLYN, NY. That the first-ever DIII men’s national was an unqualified success was abundantly clear to this observer. No, the match-ups at the DIII Collegiate Men’s Water Polo National Championship weren’t as compelling as the action at the 2019 NCAA men’s tournament; not many games can top the sc...