Georgia High School Water Polo Association
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- 4/27/16: The league's Divisions for the 2016 season have been finalized.
Changes from last season include GAC forming an A-team and competing in Division 1. The APS Knights A team will move up to
Division 1, while Pace and North Springs will now compete in Division 2. Wesleyan and Lakeside B will move up to Division
2, and the Wildcats have formed a A-team that will also compete in Division 2.
Five new teams, Lakeside C, Wildcats B, GAC B, Calhoun and Forsythe, will be joining the GHSWPA within Division 3, which
will be split in to geographic regions due to the large number of divisional participants. Lakeside is splitting its
girls program in to A and B teams, and the Wildcats will be fielding a girls team.
Overall in 2016, the GHSWPA will be adding seven new teams and two new clubs, while losing two teams from last year.
2016 league scheduling, based on these Divisions, is now underway.
- 4/27/16: Congratulations to Ciara Sadaka (Pace
Academy / APS Knights) who signed a Letter of Intent to play collegiate women's water polo for
Brown University beginning fall-2016!
Pictured: Ciara (center) with her mother Donni (left), Pace Academy coach John Ague (right), Lakeside coach
Andy Neff (top left), APS Knights coach Robin Smith (top center), and APS Knights coach Stuart Sheldon (top right)
Photo courtesy of Stuart Sheldon
- 4/15/16: American Water Polo is accepting nominations for the
2015-16 American Water Polo Scholar Athlete Award. They are honoring any student-athlete who qualifies per the
- Student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale). If no GPA scale is
used then an 87/100 is required. If your school uses a different grading system please include an explanation in
- Athletes must have played in an AWP event, league (like the GHSWPA) or tournament.
- Athletes of any age are eligible.
Athletes must present his or her report card or transcripts in one of following ways:
- via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (PDF, screen shot)
- via fax to 610.277.7382
- via mail to 320 West 5th St., Bridgeport, PA 19405
The deadline for this award is June 30th, 2016. All GHSWPA teams are encouraged to submit their eligible student-athletes by
May-end in order for proper processing time to occur.
- 4/15/16: Registration is now open for
the 2016 Kap7 Atlanta Skills and Drills Clinic, hosted by Dynamo Water Polo.
The Clinic features the top collegiate, club, and international coaches and is structured to expose athletes to new
techniques that can be put to use right away. All of the skills necessary to reach the next level will be addressed,
from 6v5, to 5v6, to transition to counter, and more. Don't miss this excellent chance to dramatically improve
your level of play in one weekend!
The clinic will take place August 5th, 6th and 7th, beginning Friday evening and concluding Sunday afternoon. Sign up
early, as space is limited. The 2014 and 2015 clinics sold out, and Dynamo expects the 2016 clinic to be sold out
Please refer to
the clinic website for additional information, including pricing, and to register.
- 4/12/16: Are you interested in becoming a water polo referee? Starting at the high school level is a great way
to learn from the ground up! Contact our Officiating Coordinator for more information!
- 4/12/16: Does your team have a Twitter account yet? Twitter is the easiest and fastest way to
promote your team, your athletes and your team's accomplishments.
Once established, tweet immediate content, like behind-the-scenes photos or unofficial game results, and get
retweets from the GHSWPA, from your school
or maybe even from your local news agency. Follow the league as a whole using the
Your team Twitter account will be listed as part of the contact information for your team
on the league website, and could possibly be used by those outside of the league seeking to learn more about
your team or your athletes.
After two full seasons of using Twitter, the league has experienced its benefits firsthand. We are hoping
that each team will join us in the Twitter-verse in 2016!
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