Aims & Objectives
The club aims to have suitably quaified coaches at all sessions and to ensure that all programmes are based on LTAD principles. Talented players will be encouraged and supported to take part in the Regional and National Academy programmes.
The City of Liverpool Swimming Club formed a water polo section in 1999, following the decision of the last remaining swimming club in the city still playing water polo, to withdraw its support for the game. City of Liverpool took this decision to ensure that water polo, as a major aquatic sport played at a World, Olympic, European and National level would continue to be available to swimmers in Liverpool and the surounding area and to enable them to reach their full potential as water polo players.
The Club currently operates nine teams for players, providing an appropriate coaching and training environment at each stage of their development :-
Men's A Team; Women's A & B & C Teams; Girl's u15,17 & u19 Junior Teams, mixed u12 mini polo.
We also have a mixed u12, u14 and u16 junior teams that take part in local competititons.
The club's players and teams operate at all levels of the game and currently take part in the following local and national competitions:-
Liverpool & District Men League; Bolton & District Men's League, Manchester & District, and Northern League; British Water Polo League; British Championships; ASA Girls KO u15, 17 & u19 and local mini polo festivals.
In addition, our teams are involved in a number of overseas tournaments throughout the year. During recent years the Men's & Women's team have been to tournaments in Italy, France, Holland, Spain, Greece, Eire, Hungary, Serbia, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Northern Ireland and have hosted teams from Australia, South Africa, Sweden and Ireland, Germany and Switzerland.
Chief Coach Joanne Mountfield
Women's Assistant Coaches Ruth van Mierlo, Alice Byrne, Katie Hesketh, Emily Pyper, Gordon Dacre
Men's Assistant Coaches Paul Wainwright, Jereon Cornellison, Colin Bramhall