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Essentia Named Official Hydration Partner Of USA Water Polo Senior National Teams

Huntington Beach, CA – March 16, 2018 – Essentia, the pioneer of ionized alkaline bottled water in the U.S., has been named the official hydration partner of the USA Water Polo Men’s and Women’s Senior National Teams. The agreement will provide the athletes with water for all training and domestic competition throughout 2018.

“We are so pleased to partner with Essentia and grateful for their support of our sport, which is one of the most physically demanding in the world,” said USA Water Polo director of marketing Katherine Schmidt. “As the leading ionized alkaline water in the country, the superior rehydration of Essentia will help fuel our Men’s and Women’s Senior National Teams.”

Karyn Abrahamson, V.P. of Marketing and Brand Innovation at Essentia Water, commented on the partnership with USA Water Polo and its championship teams being a natural complement for Essentia. “We’re all about helping people to be their very best selves including all athletes in all sports. Our overachieving H2O supports our belief that superior hydration is the key to unlocking peak performance.”

The USA Women’s National Team is currently the number one team in the world holding every major championship. Those titles include gold medals at the Olympic Games, FINA World Championship, FINA World Cup and FINA World League. The USA Men’s National Team boasts an up and coming roster that features some of the top young talent the United States has to offer. Both teams will be in action next at the FINA Intercontinental Tournament this April 3-8 in Auckland, New Zealand.

About Essentia Water LLC
Headquartered in Bothell, Washington, Essentia Water LLC produces supercharged ionized alkaline water with a 9.5 pH or higher that’s better at rehydrating (1). Pioneered in 1998, years ahead of industry trends, Essentia continues to be the #1 alkaline water brand sold nationally and the #1 selling bottled water in natural grocery stores. Essentia Water is the only water included in the Physician’s Desk Reference and has been clinically shown to be better at rehydrating than a leading bottled water brand.1 It’s available nationwide in approximately 60,000 retail locations as well as through Amazon. It can also be found in the main water or natural beverage section of most major grocery stores and in most health/natural food stores. To learn more about Essentia, please visit or connect with Essentia on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

About USA Water Polo
USA Water Polo, Inc., is the national governing body for water polo in America, overseeing our United States Olympic program as well as 20 different championship events annually, such as Junior Olympics and Masters National Championships. With more than 45,000 members, USAWP also is the sanctioning authority for more than 500 member clubs and more than 400 tournaments nationwide. USAWP is committed to the development of the sport throughout the U.S., fostering grass-roots expansion while providing a national system of affiliated clubs, certified coaches, and officials. For more information, visit

(1) Results of a double-blind, placebo controlled clinical study with Essentia Water vs. a leading bottle water in healthy subjects over two hours following moderate aerobic exercise.



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