Women’s Water Polo Comes to Riverside
13 May, 2014
Area to Host FINA Women's Intercontinental Water Polo Tournament
May will bring one of the summer’s best chances to see outstanding international women's water polo in Riverside, CA. Schedule and ticket information for the 2014 FINA Women's Intercontinental Water Polo Tournament is now available.
The eight-team international tournament, which serves as a qualifier for the FINA World League Super Final, is set for this May 19-25 at the Riverside Aquatics Complex in Riverside, CA. Defending Olympic Gold Medalists in women's water polo, the United States of America, will play host to seven nations including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Kazakhstan, and Venezuela.
The official tournament starts on Tuesday, May 20, but on Monday, May 19 come see the USA Women take on Australia in a special exhibition match at 6pm. Admission is free to this exhibition match that will feature modified rules including five field players on each side and a smaller game ball.
Stay tuned to www.usawaterpolo.org as rosters, live streaming information (courtesy of CoachesAid.com), and more will be made available in the coming weeks.
About USA Water Polo: The Mission of USA Water Polo shall be to grow the sport of water polo throughout the United States and win medals in Olympic, World Championship, and Pan American Games.
USA Water Polo, Inc. is a non-profit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) as the National Governing Body for the sport of Water Polo in the United States. USA Water Polo oversees our Olympic water polo program, including senior, junior, youth and cadet national teams, as well as 20 different championship events annually, including the Junior Olympics, the US Open of Water Polo, and the Masters National Championships.
With nearly 40,000 members, USA Water Polo is also the sanctioning authority for more than 500 Member Clubs and more than 400 tournaments conducted nationwide each year. USA Water Polo has a rich tradition of success at every level including World Championship, World Cup, World League and Pan Am Gold Medals, and most recently, Olympic Gold for our women's program. USA Water Polo is committed to the development and promotion of the sport throughout the US and to providing the best possible experience for all participants. It fosters grass-roots expansion of the sport, providing a national system of affiliated clubs and leagues, certified coaches and officials, educational materials, and background screenings, as well as developing programmatic materials and undertaking initiatives to generate greater awareness of the sport.