Water Polo Slated for March


Team Greece

Team Greece vs. Hungary

Many local high schools are starting to include water polo in their after school activities, so will Leyden hop on that trend? This school year Leyden will be starting to recruit members for the water polo team. Water polo will be started as a club, but if the numbers are right it will be classified as a sport. Coach Cook provided more information on the upcoming water polo team.  

Cook, the varsity swim coach for both boys and girls swimming, mentioned that water polo will be starting in the spring as a club. He also informed me that there will be multiple meetings around March to get the team started.

Mr. Cook expressed his excitement for the new pool: “The pool that is allowing us to do it, you know we’re going from a 5 lane pool to a 12 lane natatorium; it shows the community supports aquatics.” He expressed that there will be two separate teams, one male team and one female team. They haven’t decided if they should have one big varsity team or add a JV team. Mr. Cook wants to make sure that Leyden’s water polo team has other teams to compete against in the district before they decide anything. Cook shared his experience with water polo: “We would play before swimming to break in our workouts.” Everyone is more than welcome to join and Cook is so excited to see you all there! 

Students Nick Motyka and Tatyanna Hernandez shared their excitement about for water polo season. Nick expressed that he’s played water polo for fun before and is ready for the season. Tatyanna doesn’t have much experience but is already starting to learn the basics of the game. Nick is excited to try something new: “I’m excited to try new things and water polo is something I’ve always had a lot of interest in.”

Tatyanna is most excited to feel the rush of excitement while playing. “I am most excited for experiencing the rush of excitement while playing and learning better techniques.”