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Kelvin Parker Kemp
Kelvin Parker  Kemp

Last College:
Long Beach

Position:
Coach

Induction Year:
2003


Elected to Hall of Fame: 2003, Life Member

College: United States Air Force Academy, 1970-1974, Water Polo Team Captain 1973, Rocky Mountain NCAA Regional Runner-up in 1971 and 1973, Starting Line-up on first Varsity Team, 1971-1973, single Season & Career Assist leader

High School: Woodrow Wilson High School, Long Beach, CA 1967-1970, 3 years Water Polo, Most Inspirational Player, CIF qualifier, League Champion

Participation:

  • AAU:
    • State and Regional Player, 1969-1975, Long Beach California
    • Active as Master player until medical retirement in 1992
  • USWP:
    • Masters Water Polo World Bronze Medalist 1992, Silver Medalist 1990
    • Masters Water Polo Pan American Champion Team 1989
    • Masters Water Polo All American Team Selection and National Champion 1988 & 1989

Honors:

  • USWP Men's International/Olympic Committee Armed Forces Rep, 1981-1988
  • USWP Women's International Committee Member, 1977-1988
  • USWP Site Selection Committee Chairman, 1977-1984
  • Colorado Water Polo Committee Member 1982-1986
  • Hawaii Water Polo Committee Member 1979-1982
  • SPA Water Polo Committee Member 1979-1982
  • USWP Adaptive Committee Mbr-Rules drafts for Deaf, Wheelchair & Special Olympians
  • USWP Training Camp Coach for United States National Deaf Water Polo Team, 1985
  • Venue Coordinator for US Olympic Festival 1983, 1985

Personal:

  • Retired Lt. Colonel, US Air Force 1996
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Dept. of Justice Award, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Outstanding Unit Award
  • Senior Systems Engineer, Scitor Corporation
  • Recent Past: Project Manager, Hughes Space & Communications Company

Coaching Qualifications:

  • Swimming ASCA Level 5, USS Level 4
  • Head Coach and Team Leader, United States Armed Forces Aquatics 1995:
    • World military Championships, Rome, Italy
  • Head Coach, Hanscom Seahawks Youth Team 1994-1996:
    • New England Championships, Exeter and Dover, New Hampshire 1994-1996
    • State Champions 1995
    • Team Director, Hanscom Seahawks Swim Team 1993-1995:
      • New England Champions 1994
    • Head Coach, United States Air Force Academy Men & Women Varsity 1983-1986:
      • Conference Champions 1984, 1985, 1986
      • Conference Coach-of-the-Year 1985, 1986
    • State of Colorado Women's Collegiate Coach 1986
    • Assistant Coach, United States Air Force Academy Men & Women 1982-1983:
      • NCAA Division II National Runner-up Long Beach, California 1983
    • Assistant Coach, University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahines 1980-1982:
      • Undefeated Varsity season 1980
  • Water Polo USWP Level III (Elite):
    • Head Coach, Hanscom Seahawks Youth Team 1993-1996:
      • State Champions 1995 (Massachusetts), Clinic, Coordinator, for New England 1994-1996
    • Founder, United States Masters Water Polo 1988:
      • National Champions 1988, 1989
      • Pan Pacific Champions 1989
      • World Runner-up 1990
    • Head Coach, United States Junior National Women's Team USA 1982-1987:
      • World Rank #1 1985, Pan Am Champions 1987
      • Coordinator USWP Junior Development Camps 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
    • Head Coach Air Force Academy Women's Collegiate Club 1983-1986:
      • State Champions 1984, 1985 (Colorado)
      • First National Collegiate Club Championships 1984 (7th), 1986 (5th)
      • USWP National Champions 1985
    • Assistant Coach, Air Force Academy Men's Varsity Team 1982:
      • USWP Nationals, Consolation Champion 1983 (5th)
      • US Armed Forces Representative to Men's Int'l Olympic Committee 1981-1984 and 1985-1988
    • Head Coach, Hawaii Rainbow Women's Water Polo Team 1980-1982:
      • Hawaiian Invitational Women's Open Champions 1980, 1981
      • State Champions 1980, 1981 (Hawaii)
      • Junior Nationals 1981 (3rd) National Junior Champions 1982
    • Assistant Coach, United States Senior National Women's Team USA 1979-1980:
      • World Champions 1979 Merced, California
      • World Championships 1980 Breda Netherlands
    • Head Coach, Long Beach Women's Water Polo Team 1975-1978:
      • National Champions 1978, 1979
      • State Champions 1978 (California)
      • National Junior Champions 1976, 1977, 1978
      • National Junior Olympic Champions 1977, 1978
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