What is Masters Water Polo?

USAWP supports and promotes competition and events among its members domestically and internationally. Membership in Masters Water Polo is available to anyone age 20 and older. Whether you want to participate in just practices or competition too - there are clubs and programs nationwide. Click here to find a program and contacts near you - be sure to select "Masters" under Age Divisions.

Each year dozens of tournaments are held throughout the US highlighted by the USA Water Polo Masters National Championships each June.

At USAWP Masters Nationals, champions are crowned in 20+, 30+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, and 65+ age categories for men. Women contest in the 20+, 30+, 40+, and 50+ (& sometimes 55+) age groups.

Don't see your age division listed?? If we get enough teams to register -- we'll open another division!

Can't register online? Click here for mail/fax forms

More Information

Masters Events

Check the USAWP Masters/Open Events Calendar for upcoming Master's and Open tournaments!

Don't see your event on the list? Be sure to sanction the tournament and select "Masters Event" when registering online - sanction your masters event by clicking here. In addition to providing the best insurance coverage in aquatic sport, we'll also help to promote your event on our website!

Masters Awards

The Bryan Weaver Master of the Year Award honors the Masters member who exemplifies sportsmanship, winning performances and a commitment to the Masters Water Polo community. As of 2011 this award will go to one male and one female each year.

2017 Recipients
Male - Chick McIlroy
Female - Alyssa Turza

2016 Recipients
Male - Arseni Grokhovski
Female - Debbie Cavanaugh

2015 Recipients
Male - David Sonnen
Female - Leigh McGuire

2014 Recipients
Male - Greg Shanely
Female - Kristine Palle

2013 Recipients
Male - Doc Hofer
Female - Melissa Fernandez

2012 Recipients
Male - Gary Becker
Female - Jennie White

2011 Recipients
Male - Robert Nealy
Female - Maureen O'Toole-Purcell

2010 Recipient
Kathy "Gubba" Sheehy

Hall of Fame
The USA Water Polo Hall of Fame Committee now considers Masters nominees. For information on how to nominate one of your colleagues, click here.




Follow us!


USA Water Polo - 2124 Main Street, Suite 240 Huntington Beach, CA 92648 - 714.500.5445. -
Back to top