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.
Champions are crowned in 20+, 30+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, and 60+ age categories for men. Women contest in the 20+, 30+, 40+, and 50+ 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
To register for the Masters National Championships, click here.
New Policy for International Athletes participating in Masters Nationals:
All Masters Nationals participants must be a USA Water Polo member. To register for the special International Masters membership, please click here to complete the form. Form must be filled in and either mailed/emailed/faxed to the USA Water Polo National Office. Submission of membership form MUST include (1) a copy of birth certificate/passport AND (2) a photo ID. Members currently paying dues to their home federation must also include a letter from the organization stating they are a member in good standing. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Be sure to check our Masters Events Calendar for upcoming Master's 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!
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.
Male - Arseni Grokhovski
Female - Debbie Cavanaugh
Male - David Sonnen
Female - Leigh McGuire
Male - Greg Shanely
Female - Kristine Palle
Male - Doc Hofer
Female - Melissa Fernandez
Male - Gary Becker
Female - Jennie White
Male - Robert Nealy
Female - Maureen O'Toole-Purcell
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.
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