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San Clemente Tritons Water Polo Club Celebrates 1st Birthday

posted Apr 25, 2013, 9:27 AM by SC Tritons   [ updated Sep 23, 2013, 10:17 AM ]

San Clemente Tritons Water Polo is coming up on a very special date, May 5th.  Cinco de Mayo?  No, San Clemente Tritons Water Polo Club is celebrating its 1st year anniversary. 

“Last May was our first tournament ever, and this year we are very excited to play in it for the second time. It’s great to be able to say that we have some seasoned veterans playing for the club now.” Said Coach Mitch Kahn with a smile.  “We started this club with eleven, 9 and 10 year olds, 2 coaches and it just keeps growing.”

Over the last year, the club has created merchandise, websites, advertising, participated in community events, held approx 150 practices, played in approx 60 games, travelled to Northern California to participate in JO’s, added 3 additional teams with 2 additional coaches and moved to the San Clemente High School Pool full-time. 

“This last year has been incredible, when I sat down with my list of goals for the first year, half of what we have accomplished was not even on the list.  We have far exceeded all of my expectations for this club in the first year!"  Coach Chris Prussak went on to say, "This has been a stressful year, but I wouldn’t change a thing, the kids are having so much fun and have gotten so much better." 

This year the club grew by 400% and recruited Head Coach Logan Powell.  Logan Powell is highly respected as a UCLA Water Polo player, and as a winning coach that brings world class playing and coaching abilities. 

In a year that saw other neighboring Water Polo club’s drop teams or pull out of San Clemente, the San Clemente Tritons have continued to grow, to include 10U Co-ed, 12U and 14U Teams.

 “I’m excited to be a part of the growing club and I look forward to helping establish San Clemente High School as the premier water polo program in Orange County,” said Head Coach Logan Powell. “Every year the high school is lucky to have some great players that grew up playing against each other in different programs. My goal was to provide a high-level, local, community based option for current or  prospective water polo players in San Clemente. As an alumni of SCHS, I have an affinity for the  Red and Black SC Tritons and I wanted to join a San Clemente centered organization. With the San Clemente Tritons Water Polo Club, we have a group of kids that will have played together for more than 5 years before they get into high school, which is awesome!"

"San Clemente High School has always had success in water polo, but with this group of kids and 5 more years of training together, they are going to be something to remember.  It’s a system we haven't had in over a decade in San Clemente, and I’m excited to be a part of it."

May 5th, will be a great weekend for the San Clemente Tritons Water Polo Club. So raise your cupcake to a great first year and to many more.  For more information on the San Clemente Tritons Water Polo Club please visit www.sctritonswaterpolo.com or contact Coach Logan Powell (949)228-1573

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