American Water Polo

 

MACCABI USA SEEKING JEWISH ATHLETES FOR EUROPEAN AND PAN AMERICAN MACCABI GAMES

 

                       

 

Philadelphia, PA, November 19th – Maccabi USA is seeking Jewish Water Polo players, ages 18 and older, andvolunteer staff to represent the United States at the 14th European Maccabi Games in Berlin, Germany, July 27th- August 5th, 2015, and at the 13th Pan American Maccabi Games in Santiago, Chile, December 28th 2015- January 4th 2016. 

 

Tonja Magerman and Lou Moyerman, the General Chairmen of Maccabi USA’s European and Pan American Maccabi Games Organizing Committees, respectively, are working to appoint qualified athletes to represent the United States in Water Polo. “The Maccabi Games are extremely important to me because they build Jewish pride,” Moyerman says. “The Games provide Jewish athletes from the USA the chance to represent their country in an international sporting competition while bonding with their fellow Jewish athletes from the USA and around the world.”

 

Maccabi USA is scheduled to compete in Water Polo at both the European and Pan American Maccabi Games in the Open Men’s division, ages 18-35, as well as in the Open Women’s division, ages 18-35 at the Pan American Maccabi Games.  Applications for the Games are available online now at www.maccabiusa.com.

 

Maccabi USA builds Jewish pride through sports, producing the emotional intensity, high ideals, and powerful camaraderie of competition.  We connect athletes, volunteers, fans, and supporters with the global Jewish community.  Our athletic, educational, and cultural experiences build Jewish identity, perpetuate Jewish continuity worldwide, and strengthen support for the State of Israel.

 

For more information, please contact Shane Carr at 267.627.5647 or by email at scarr@maccabiusa.com.

 More information of Maccabi USA go www.maccabiusa.com

 

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Two-time Olympian and Gold Medalist Brad Schumacher, co-founder of Kap7,
will host a water polo clinic on Saturday, November 22, at the United States Naval Academy's LeJeune
Hall in Annapolis, Md. as part of the 2014 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Men's Championship.

The clinic is open to all male and female athletes between the ages of 10-18.

Sponsored by American Water Polo, the clinic will run from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at a cost of $50 per person.

Individuals who attend the clinic will also receive four tickets for the CWPA Championship, a CWPA media
guide and championship program, a CWPA shirt, the clinic instruction and a photo with Schumacher.

For additional information, contact Damon Newman at either office@americanwaterpolo.org or
610-277-6787.  

A former freestyle swimmer, Schumacher won two gold medals as a member of the United States Men's
4x100 meter and 4x200 meter Freestyle Relay Teams at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia.
Four years later, he was a member of the US Men's Water Polo Team that placed in sixth place at the 2000
Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

The only aquatics athlete in the world to become a world champion in both swimming and water polo, he
competed in the 1998 World Championships in both sports to become the first athlete to compete simultaneously
at the World Class level since Bob Hughes at the 1956 Olympic Games.

He joined an elite group of athletes to compete in both sports at a world championship level as only Duke
Khanamoku, Johnny Weissmuller, Bob Hughes and Matt Biondi also competed in water polo and swimming on
the world level.

Schumacher has not strayed far from his roots as he co-founded with fellow Olympian Wolf Wigo Kap7, Inc.,
a commercial pool equipment and supply company, and serves as head coach of SET Water Polo Club in South
Orange County, California.