On Team Canada since age 17, water polo player walks away at 24
Updated On: December 8, 2016
The first time John Conway donned a water polo cap, he found himself competing against kids nearly twice his age. At age 7, the local club didn’t have anyone else that young involved, though that proved to be a positive.
Team Canada water polo stars visit Wave coach’s summer camp
Updated On: September 7, 2016
Local water polo players got a special treat at this year’s edition of Celso’s Lake Camp, run each summer by Capital Wave Water Polo Club head coach Celso Rojas near Low, Que. with a visit from Team Canada players David Lapins, Krystina Alogbo (the Canadian women’s team captain), Dominique Perreault and Barrhaven’s Jessica Gaudreault of Capital Wave.
Local water polo player wins upset Jr. Pan Am gold over USA
Updated On: August 16, 2016
The Canadian junior men’s and women’s national teams shocked the international water polo community at the July 14-21 UANA Junior Pan American Championships in Edmonton, upsetting the heavily-favoured United States squads to win double gold for Canada.
Local water polo clubs grab 10 Team Ontario spots
Updated On: June 1, 2016
A total of nine local players and one coach have been selected for Ontario provincial water polo teams this summer.
Capital Wave women win bronze at sr. nationals
Updated On: May 11, 2016
The Capital Wave women’s team earned the bronze medal at Water Polo Canada’s Apr. 1-3 Senior National Championships, the second time in four years the group has landed on the national podium since the club’s inception.
Water polo defeats, selection & swim qualifiers for local athletes during busy aquatics month
Created On: May 11, 2016
A late surge wasn’t enough to lift the Canadian men’s water polo team to Rio 2016, as Ottawa native John Conway missed out on earning one of four available Olympic berths with an 8-7 quarter-final defeat to Spain at the Apr. 3-10 qualification tournament in Italy.
Wave goalie ‘outstanding’ but Canada water polo a goal short of Olympic qualification
Updated On: April 10, 2016
Jessica Gaudreault and the Canadian women’s water polo team came within a goal of forcing extra time in the match that determined if they’d go to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, falling 8-7 to Italy on March 26 at the Olympic Qualification Tournament in the Netherlands.
Long-running water polo tourney welcomes New Brunswick team for 1st time
Updated On: March 10, 2016
A driving force behind the sport’s presence locally dating back to the 1960s, Peter Lawrence has watched a lot of water polo from the pool deck at Carleton University.
Capital Wave hosts national women’s water polo team
Updated On: January 28, 2016
Young water polo players got the chance to get up close and personal with legends in their sport – particularly as they crammed into one corner of the pool for a group photo – at the inaugural Capital Wave Water Polo Festival Jan. 22-24 at Nepean Sportsplex.
Family, friends & mentors lift water polo canucks after devastating loss
Created On: August 8, 2015
It was a defeat of the most crushing variety. A one-goal loss to arch-rival USA in front of a passionate home crowd. The U.S. had qualified for the Olympics, and the Canadians’ best chance to get to Rio was gone.