Ages 5 to 8 years old.
Designed for children with no water polo experience or who are not strong in the water.
The Beginner PUPs train on Saturdays at the Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre in the shallow area from 2:00 to 3:00pm. The program is designed to make children comfortable in the water while having fun. Over the course of the session they will be introduced to basic water safety, some basic ball handling skills and be part of a Team environment. They will learn to swim while tossing around water polo balls. Their progress will be charted using the Water Polo Canada Swim Like a Dolphin Program, with evaluation reports distributed at the end of each session.
Once the PUPs athletes are confident in swimming and are able to swim in the deep water they will have an assessment by their coach which will determine if they are ready to advance to the U10 Program.
Coaches: Gerilyn Yanew, Abi Carrier
Training: Once per week, Saturday 2:00 - 3:00 pm at the Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre