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Water Polo

Water Polo 

Water Polo is classed as an integral part of Weston-super-Mare Swimming Club and is open to all Club Members. It has a great history, and the modern swimming club we have today was based on its success in the formation back in 1880, and it's meteoric rise to fame in the early 1900s which not only gave a boost to water polo in Great Britain but also helped with the formation of FINA today, but more of that later.

Although numbers of the senior water polo squad are healthy, we are always on the lookout for new players to join. However, to continue the development of the game it needs the development of new junior players, and we will welcome anyone who would love to be taught and compete in this fantastic game which will only enhance your swimming ability.

The Water Polo Squad trains on a Thursday Evening from 8.30 pm and 10.00 pm and on a Sunday Evening from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  In addition, under the new Squad Structure, Polo Members also have the opportunity to Swim Train on a Monday evening, 8.00-9.30pm

To join Weston-super-Mare as a Water Polo Player you must by the nature of the sport be able to swim.  If you are not a strong swimmer you will still be able to join the Water Polo Section but will be expected to train with the Swimming Club Competitive element to bring up your level of swimming and stamina. 

 For more details of Water Polo contact Mike Coles on 01934 511456 or 07789 767269. 

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Weston-super-Mare is a member of the Bristol & West Water Polo League, one of the largest water polo leagues in the country, and stretches from Devonport in Plymouth, to Swansea in South Wales.

You can view their webpages by clicking on the logo below. Weston are in Division 1.

Weston's ambition is to rejoin the British Water Polo League (BWPL), which is the national league in Great Britain. At present, they play in shared venues across the country.

Weston were members for many years and was also a founder member of their predecessor, the National Water Polo League, which was formed in 1965.

If you talk to a lot of people in the town of Weston-super-Mare, they will tell you stories of the queues to get in to watch water polo at the old Knightstone Baths, where more often than not it was standing room only, and many people faced disappointment that they could not get in to watch the regular two match programme on a Monday evening, which also had the club's handicap races and championships.

The handicaps were based on your club times, and it basically evened up the swimming races so that even the club novices could complete against the top club swimmers and water polo players (who also swam in these swimming events), many of whom were Olympians or had represented their country.

 The old headquarters of Weston-super-Mare Swimming Club at Knightstone Baths (courtesy of Mike Coles).