BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Two-time Olympian and Gold Medalist Brad Schumacher, co-founder of Kap7, will host a water polo clinic on Saturday, April 25, at Princeton University's DeNunzio Pool in Princeton, N.J., as part of the 2015 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Women's Championship. The clinic is open to all male and female athletes between the ages of 10-18 and collegiate club players.
Sponsored by American Water Polo (AWP), the clinic will run from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at a cost of $65 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, AWP and CWPA decals, the clinic instruction and a photo with Schumacher.
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.
Past University of Massachusetts Player Creates $5,000 Carol Water Polo Scholarship
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Ron Gonen, a former athlete from the University of Massachusetts and Young Athletes of America Water Polo Club, has established a $5,000 scholarship available to water polo athletes aged 14-19 who exhibit leadership or the potential for leadership based on the values of teamwork, sportsmanship and community.
Named in honor of his mother, the purpose of the scholarship is to provide an athlete with limited financial means the opportunity for high level training and instruction, or similar academic endeavors during a 24-month period of time.
Candidates must be nominated by May 1st, providing a description of the individual’s character, leadership abilities, and potential as a water polo player, along with a detailed outline of how the funds will be used. The recipient(s) will be announced May 15th. All nominations should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, while additional questions should be directed to email@example.com.
Nominations should be 1-2 pages in length and include…
Name and contact information of the person making the nomination
Relationship to the nominee
Name of the nominee
Date of birth
Name of parents or guardians
Contact information of the nominee
First portion of the nomination should include a description of the nominee with respect to the candidate’s character, leadership abilities in an out of the pool, and potential as a water polo player.
Second portion of the nomination should focus on the how the money will be used including a specific budget. This scholarship is based on financial need as one of the criteria, so nominations should reference why the money is necessary.