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.
Birth Date Verification is 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. Although all members may complete this one-time process.
Birth Date Verification is a ONE-TIME CHARGE of $5.00 paid online through USA Water Polo Online Membership Account. Members may choose the expedited process for $8.00. Members must upload a copy of their birth certificate OR passport upon completion of payment. 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 from the date of upload completion. Expedited is checked daily during business days and will be processed with 1-2 business days from the date of upload completion. Reminder: you MUST upload one of the required documents - additional time will be necessary if you do not upload one of the approved documents.
ALL MEMBERS (ex: coach, silver, bronze, etc.) are strongly encouraged to complete the birth date verification process upon initial registration should a member wish to participate as an athlete in a National event at a later date. This is a ONE-TIME charge and process. Members that have completed this process will have their date of birth hard coded into the system, there will not be a need to do it again.