USF Sport Clubs recently added a new club eager to make a splash. The Water Polo Club is now active and looking for new members for its men’s and women’s teams.
For those unsure of what water polo entails, club President Emma Donahue assures newcomers that experienced members are there to help and willing to teach new members.
“Water polo is an extremely fun, but challenging sport,” she said. “Don’t be afraid or intimidated – all levels are welcome. We will teach you everything you need to know if you haven’t played before. Just bring a positive attitude.”
Donahue is aiming to create a friendly and competitive club environment and to become one of the best clubs on campus.
“We are aiming to share our love for the sport, as well as provide an environment where we can compete at the collegiate level in the sport we love,” she said.
Donahue has already set high goals for the club and feels, like many of her other members, that there is no limit to what they can accomplish.
“Ultimately, I hope we can get up to the level of other schools like UF and FSU and compete nationally. I think it is possible because although we are a young team, our team comes with much experience from the high school level. I hope that we can get a team together that will be successful and go far,” Donahue said.
The Water Polo Club will take part in its first tournament Nov. 8-9, when they travel to Gainesville to participate in the UF Fall Classic.
Starting October 21, practices will run from 9:30 – 11:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Campus Recreation Center indoor pool. Interested students can register to be a part of the club at https://orgsync.com/98679/chapter.