Women’s Water Polo World Cup: U.S. Captain’s Diary

PERTH, Australia, December 7. (Heather Moody has been on the U.S National Team for the better part of the last decade. She and her teammates garnered a set of silver medals at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the first to include women's water polo on its roster of sports. This week, Moody and company are back in Australia for the 2002 FINA World Cup, the year's biggest international tournament. All throughout the team's stay, Moody, now the team's captain will fill you in on all the happenings from Perth from her perspective.)

December 7, 2002

Hello All,

We left Los Angeles on Sunday night (Dec. 1) and headed to the sunny weather of Australia. We got to Perth on Tuesday afternoon (Dec. 3), put away the sweatshirts and threw on our summer wear. Then we left the airport and drove to what would be our home for the next two weeks, the Harbour Village Apartments, located in Fremantle on the water. I'm staying with my teammate Heather Petri in a two bedroom apartment that has a great view of the harbor.

After dropping off our luggage and taking a few minutes to settle in, we all headed to the Challenge Pool for a workout. So after about two hours in the water, 22 hours of travel, and 72 hours without sleeping in a bed, we finally got to crash!

More to come later. I'll keep you posted!

Heather Moody
Team USA Captain