To ensure fair, safe competition, USA Water Polo has some requirements for athlete participation. These requirements vary among the level of participation. After purchase or renewal of membership, the athlete must follow Age Eligibility guidelines, affiliate with a specific club entity, and verify birth date (birth date verification is currently only for National Championship events). Please follow links above to read details on each of these policies.
NEW --- Birth Date Verification now done online through your USAWP membership account!!
USA Water Polo requires Birth Date Verification for athletes participating in USA Water Polo National Championship Events, ex: Junior Olympics, Masters Nationals, etc.
Birth Date Verification is a ONE-TIME CHARGE of $5.00 paid online through USA Water Polo Online Membership Account. Members must upload a copy of their birth certificate OR passport. Documentation will be purged from the USAWP system once the birth date has been confirmed. Additional fees may be required for expedited requests and mailed in forms. Standard process takes 3-5 business days.
ALL MEMBERS (ex: coach, silver, bronze, etc.) are strongly encouraged to complete the birth date verification process at this time should you wish to participate as an athlete in a National event at a later date. This is a ONE-TIME charge. Athletes that have completed this process, need not do it again.