Harker’s summer water polo camp is the perfect opportunity for students in grades 4-8 to learn about one of the most popular and longstanding aquatic sports. Offered for both beginning and intermediate players, the camp will teach water polo history, rules and terminology, eggbeater kicking, shooting, passing and ball handling. Players will participate in scrimmages and game play, and learn how to condition for moving quickly through the water. Students who wish to participate in the camp must be able to swim 25 yards.
Harker water polo coaches Allie Lamb and Ted Ujifusa will direct the camp. Lamb has played for some of water polo’s most distinguished coaches, including Rich Corso and Ricardo Azevedo, and was team captain of the 2009 Santa Clara University water polo team. She served as a volunteer assistant coach at Santa Clara University and has coached at Harker for the past two seasons.
A water polo veteran of more than 50 years, Ujifusa was a member of the University of California at Berkeley water polo team that won its first championship in 1974. In his coaching career, he has won CCS championships at both Leland High School and Cupertino High School, making him the only coach ever to win championships at two different high schools. He also has coached at De Anza College, UC Berkeley and San Jose State University.
The Harker water polo camp will take place at the Singh Aquatic Center, located at The Harker School’s upper school campus at 500 Saratoga Ave. in San Jose. The beginners camp runs from June 22-27 from 9-11 a.m., and the intermediate camp runs from July 13-17 from 9-11 a.m. For more information on this and other Harker summer sports camps, including pricing, visit the Harker Summer website.