The 2017 Ohio Water Polo Camp was the final year for the camp due to time constraints and commitment required to continue to keep the camp as successful as it has been. The Ohio Water Polo Camp is a 501c3 Non Profit Organization and to continue to help grow the sport of water polo it will be donating the equipment and funding to organizations around Ohio. In addition, the Ohio Water Polo Camp will be endorsing all camps around the Midwest.

Here are a few upcoming camps…

Nike Water Polo Camp – April, 2018
California Water Polo Camp – August, 2018

Thank you for your support to this event for the past 7 years. We appreciate it.

Please reach out to Mike Jones if you have any questions:
[email protected]

2017 Ohio Water Polo Camp Dates: July 14-16, 2017
University of Cincinnati

For information on next year’s camp, please email [email protected]
To get first word on when 2017 registration opens: click on this link
Get First Word

2015 Camp In Review
Take a look at the Camp Review Book to check out what went on at the camp a couple years ago.

Watch the video on the Ohio Water Polo Camp


The 2017 camp will be held on July 14 – 16, 2017 at the University of Cincinnati Keating Aquatic Complex. The camp is open to any and all campers from ages 10-18. Campers will gain advanced individual instruction in addition to learning elite level team strategies and philosophies of the game, all while staying in the state of Ohio. There is an 65 camper limit to the 2017 Ohio Water Polo Camp.

Attendees Will Gain Exposure to:

  • D1-D3 College Water Polo Coaches
  • Former Olympic Players
  • Former Varsity and Collegiate Club Players
  • Current High School Coaches
  • Instructors from Serbia, Turkey, Florida, California & Ohio
  • Fundamentals of shooting and passing
  • Team strategy
  • Fundamentals of play based on position
    • Attacker
    • Center
    • Center defender
    • Goalie
  • Structured camp setting with pool time, in the water instruction, game-like drills and scrimmage
  • Outside of the water “Chalk Talk” reviewing different strategies and understandings of player movement.
  • Special referee section to give the players an understanding of the rules and how the game is being called
  • Water polo specific dry-land training
  • College/club information
  • All campers receive camp t-shirt, camp bag and camp brochure discussing the activities, instruction and coaches/instructors at the camp.


The 2017 Ohio Water Polo Camp is hosted by the following organizations.

Coaches & Instructors

The 2017 Ohio Water Polo Camp includes:

Felix Mercado, Head Coach at Brown University
2007-2009 – Northern Division Coach of the Year
10 Years as the Head Coach of Brown University
Men’s Record – 198-99, Women’s Record – 162-157
2006 – named CWPA Division III and CWPA Northern Division Coach of the Year while at MIT.
Led Age Group Programs to 6 Southeastern Championships while in Miami, FL.
Continues to be an instructor at several USA Water Polo Camps around the country.

Curtis Robinette, Head Coach at Mercyhurst University
Curtis became just the second head coach in Mercyhurst men’s water polo history in the summer of 2002. He is responsible for all but two victories in school history and has quickly built the program into one of the strongest at the Division II level. Under his coaching, Mercyhurst has won the Division II Eastern Men’s Championships five out of the last six years.

Peter Ollis, Monmouth College Head Water Polo Coach
Former Utica College Assistant Coach
CWPA Collegiate Club All-American Honoree with Virginia Tech

Colleen Lischwe, McKendree University, Assistant Coach
Former NCAA Division 1 Player with Marist College
Participated in the NCAA National Championships in 2008 and 2009.
Former Midwest Zone Cadet Coach for USA Water Polo
Club Coach in the St. Louis Aarea for SLAP (Saint Louis Area Polo)

Steve Coupland, Fresno State All-American Goalie
1984 Varsity All-American
See link from the Collegiate Water Polo Association

Camper Preparation

Information will be sent out several weeks in advance to the camp providing a preview of the curriculum, drills and instruction that will occur at the camp. Also, there will be links on the website that will provide a visible view of what to expect. Take a look at the Curriculum tab of this website for more information.


The University of Cincinnati has provided overnight campers with the use of their dormitory facilities for Friday & Saturday evening. This includes bed and bedding. All campers throughout the entire weekend are supervised by counselors and staff that have received pre-qualification background checks.

Attending Parents

For parents coming with their child and staying in Cincinnati, please use the accommodations tab for nearby hotels. Also, all parents are welcome to come watch their son or daughter participate in the camp.

Map of University of Cincinnati Campus
The pool is located in the Campus Recreation Center with the entrance to the camp near the Rec Center Circle.


No USA Water Polo or American Water Polo insurance is required. All campers are covered through a weekend camp insurance policy. This saves on an incredible cost for the individual camper and family.

Camp Waivers

A waiver is required for all campers to have their parental guardian to complete.
For online registrations you are able to complete the waiver with a one click of the mouse. Click on registration above to begin this process.
For mail in registrations:
Click Here for Camp Waivers
Mail to the following address:
Ohio Water Polo Camp
8107 Kennesaw Drive
West Chester, Ohio 45069

Note: only mail-in applications require a waiver to be mailed to the address above. You may also scan and email to [email protected]

Camper Age Requirements

All campers must be of the age of 10. Campers below the age of 13 must have strong swimming skills to participate. Campers coming out of their senior year of high school and entering their freshmen year of college also are allowed to participate. We feel this is a good opportunity to help those going into club or collegiate water polo.

10-18 Camp Pricing

Participant Price Before March 15 Regular Price
Overnight Athletes $405.00 $455.00
Daytime Athletes $330.00 $380.00

Mail checks to the following address:
Ohio Water Polo Camp
8107 Kennesaw Drive
West Chester, Ohio 45069

Note: Payment must be received no later than 10 days after registration otherwise the registration is not complete.

You can also send via PayPal

All registration and payments are due by June 1. Campers who have not submitted payments will be removed from the attendee list and replaced with a waiting list camper.


  • Sign up prior to March 15 for early bird pricing!!!
  • If more than 10 athletes per gender from the same team sign up and submit payment before March 15, each athlete receives $25 off.
  • Each sibling of a full paid athlete that signs up before March 15 will receive $25 off (must be 10 or older).
  • Please send email to [email protected] if a team has 10+ per gender or if siblings are signing up.

Refund Policy

100% refunds will be provided if registration is withdrawn prior to May 1st. Following May 1st, all fees minus $25.00 will be returned. This is due to the initial expenses per camper (insurance, materials) that are required to be paid for early. Following June 15th, there are no refunds for camper registration. At that point, all registration is final. No transfers allowed.

Any returned checks will apply a $35.00 fee.


If there are any questions, please email [email protected]

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