SAN DIEGO SHORES WATER POLO CLUB. Provides an environment in which youth of all levels may develop to their fullest, whether they are beginners or world class athletes.
Since the establishment of the club in 1992 the club has seen amazing growth and success with many of our past athletes moving on to the college ranks to compete.
This process of development and achievement is designed to carry over into personal development outside water polo. Water polo offers an exciting and worthwhile experience in a young person's life. It should be understood that not every child can become a world class water polo player. However, the participants will gain from the experience whether or not they win. Trophies and medals run a poor second when compared to the aforementioned objectives; in many respects, water polo is a preparation for life.
The hardest worker in the pool does not always win; just as the most studious person does not necessarily receive the highest grade or the hardest worker in a shop earn the most money.
All athletes will learn, however, that to reach their potential, they must apply themselves and work diligently, consistently and conscientiously. This lesson will be of immeasurable worth, not only in each athlete's career, but in achieving goals throughout his/her life.
It is a basic assumption that for a competitive program to succeed, it must encompass and challenge all who participate, as well as follow a continuous developmental progression. The development of water polo players as competitors comes from the growth and maturation of an individual through discipline, hard work, trial and error, success and failure. It is important to realize that while water polo can be a small world, it must be only a part of an individual's life.
The most successful athletes have a good deal of positive support from parents, who realize that water polo is only a complement to the development of their child and not the child's only reason for existing. The experience of water polo can be most beneficial only if the goal setting is that of the athlete and not of the parent.