Saturday, June 25, 2011

Wednesday Night Girls Novice League

Girls Freshmen Novice league @ Northwood HS. Games start this Wed. Click on SCHEDULE for times

Monday Night Boys Novice League

Boys Freshmen novice league @ Northwood HS will begin Monday night, June 27, 2011. Please click on the SCHEDULE for times.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Guest Coach Ivan Rackov available for private lessons

Message from Coach Steve and the Northwood Water Polo Club:

The club is very happy to have a very special guest coach this week at
Northwood WPC. Ivan Rackov, a member of the Cal Bears water polo
program and the 2011 Cutino Award winner will be coaching all week
with Coach Jure. This is an unbelievable opportunity to be coached by
the best collegiate water polo player in the USA. If you're
interested in some individual instruction with Ivan, please contact
Coach Jure to schedule them.

Here is a quick bio on Ivan taken from

Ivan Rackov of UC Berkley and Annika Dries of Stanford are the 2011
winners of the Peter J. Cutino Award. For those unaware, the Peter J.
Cutino award is considered the Heisman Trophy of college water polo.
It is awarded to the best player in the collegiate game. Seven
different male players have taken home the Cutino (Tony Azevado won
four times), while 12 different females have won the award (Cami Craig
is the only female to claim the award twice).

Rackov is only the second Golden Bear to win Cutino award. The native
from Belgrade, Serbia, who was named the 2010 Player of the Year by
the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches, led the MPSF with 79
goals while adding 82 assists and 70 steals on the season. He also
guided the Bears to the NCAA Championship game before losing a
heartbreaker in overtime 12-10 to USC.

Congratulations Allie Flath and Emma Verdecia All City Irvine Team

Click here for the full article

Monday, June 13, 2011


1. Our website will have all updates and information about what's happening. It will be your responsability as a player to be informed. I will not send emails out or contact you individually, so please make the website your home page or check it frequently.

2. Summer camp will begin Monday June 27, 2011 and end July 29, 2011. Boys will START @ 6am. Please have running shoes/socks, athletic wear, practice speedo/goggles/water bottle. Girls will start at 10:15am, (i realize some of you may arrive tardy because of summer school, that's ok), girls please bring the same gear, and a swim cap to keep your hair out of the way.

3. Before you start working out, please have your physical, emergency card and donation of $175 to the NHS (B or G) WATER POLO.

4. I will not talk to parents during practice times and practices are closed. We will allow spectators to come watch scrimmages that are set up. See calander on website.

5. Have nail clippers on your key chain and make sure finger and toe nails are cut at ALL TIMES

6. Get up to the minute information on your phone using the NHS Water Polo Twitter. Very easy to set up, if you can recieve text on your phone than you can use twitter. It comes in handy when there have been game changes/location changes etc...

7. Suggestion for boys @ 6am, eat light, fruit, wheat bread with jam, etc...drink plenty of fluids.

8. Don't miss practice.

9. Don't be late.

10. Write down you're goal, (goal sheet is attached and will be on the website, print it out) this will be do the 1st day of practice, those of you that forget your goal sheet will have a SPECIAL first practice. CLICK HERE FOR GOAL SHEET

Also, Please note that some of our games may be starting a week before camp begins.

Girls Varsity, you will play Monday night at El Toro HS, beginning JUNE 20. I will post the times on the website when they are available to me.

Boys Varsity, you will play Tuesday night at El Toro HS, Beginning JUNE 21. You will also play a scrimmage on JUNE 23, THURSDAY MORNING vs IRVINE HS @ Northwood, arrive at 7am.

More info will be posted on the website soon.

Thank you,

Ed Carrera
Northwood HS Water Polo
Boys/Girls Head Coach

New Woodbury Aquatics session

Reminder the new Woodbury Aquatics session starts today, please see the new times that groups are being offered. The previous times on our website were for the Spring session.

Ripples MON-THURS 2:30pm-3pm
Rip[ples MON-WED 3pm-3:30pm
Swell/Surf MON-THRU 6pm-7pm

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New Session begins Monday 6/13/11

Just as a reminder the new Woodbury Aquatics sessions begin June 13, 2011. Please contact me if you are interested in participating. You can email me at

Varsity League Monday Nights Girls

Girls Varsity will have games Monday Nights at El Toro High School. Schedule coming soon

Varsity League Tuesday Nights Boys

Boys Varsity League Night will be on Tuesday Nights at El Toro High School, Schedule of games is not out yet.

End of the spring session 2011

Last Day of the Spring Session 2011! What a great session!!! I want to thank all of you for being so supportive! Next session for non ISL swimmers begins June 13, 2011!!!

Photo by Linda Chung

Monday, June 6, 2011

Ashton Sweet RIP

Message from our Athletic Director.

Ashton Sweet's memorial service is today at 5 pm.Please plan your practices today to allow any students who may want to attend today the time to go to the services.

New Summer Session begins 6/13/11

Our new summer session will begin June 13, 2011 at the Woodbury Competition Pool, Workout will begin at 6pm-7pm.

Ripples classes will be from 2pm-3pm (in 1/2 hour increments).

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Summer Camp Donations

If you have not turned in your NHS Water Polo donation please do so ASAP. If we don't have enough donations we may have to drop a program (f/s, jv, girls and boys), please do this asap!

Remainder of the school year

We will lift on Monday and Wednesday from 2pm-3pm. Tuesday and Thursday will be optional. The final week of school we will not workout for finals week. Please make sure you are checking the calendar frequently.

Woodbury Aquatics Evaluations

Tomorrow, June 6, 2011, will be evaluation day for Woodbury Aquatics, Monday at 2pm-3pm. Once we do the evaluations we will place kids in a group and begin workouts on Monday June 13, 2011. Evaluations will take 3-5 minutes. This is not part if ISL (Irvine Swim League)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Meet Cancellation today. NORMAL PRACTICE

Hi all,

We will have normal practice today for our last day of the session. We will NOT be traveling to Costa Mesa for the dual meet.

Normal practice. This is the last day=( Lets have some FUN!!!