Become Part of Our Carlsbad Water Polo Family.

When you decide to join Carlsbad Water Polo, you become part of our family. We are a year-round organization training and teaching the dynamics of water polo. Through fundamentals and education, Carlsbad Water Polo reinforces high self-esteem, self-motivation, physical fitness and respect for others.


Carlsbad Water Polo has one of the country's experienced coaching staffs. We are proud of our tremendous success and achievements our athletes continue to make since being established in 2000. In addition to our elite coaching staff, former Carlsbad Water Polo players attend practices and work with our current players. This in-water instruction has been one of the secrets to our success. Our coaching staff is thankful to have such wonderful people return home to help develop our young athletes.


Participants are welcome to join at any time during a session!
  • FALL: September - November (10U, 12U, 14U only)
  • WINTER: December - February
  • SPRING: March - May
  • SUMMER: May - August

  • TEAMS -

    18U and 16U (Black, Silver or White)
    14U (Black, Silver or White)
    12U (Black or Silver)
    10U (Black or Silver)
    Splashball (5-9 year olds)


    This level is structured to focus on advancing fundamental skills necessary to play at higher levels. Individual skills, as well as, team tactical discipline and strategies will be addressed throughout the sessions. In-water instruction from our experienced staff allows participants to advance quickly. High school players are prepared for national level competitions which assist in excelling during the high school CIF season. This program is intended for players who have decided to make water polo their #1 extra curricular activity. These players are being prepared for high level water polo, so they should make an effort to attend all practices and games.

    Silver team focus is on skills necessary to play at any level with a goal to become part of the Black Team. This team is ideal for players new to water polo, athletes (or parents) not quite ready for Black level team commitment, or players who are participating in multiple sporting activities. Athletes will be taught the basics of the game including: swimming, passing, eggbeater-kick, and shooting. Making new friends, learning a new sport and having fun is the main focus for this level!

    This level is intended for an athlete new or still learning fundamental water polo skills - making new friends, enjoying a new sport and having fun is the main focus for white level! Athletes will be taught water polo basics including: swimming, passing, eggbeater-kick and shooting. White level is also ideal for a parent/athlete not ready for black/silver level commitment and for players who still participate in multiple sporting activities.

    Splashball is a basic introduction to water polo and appropriate for new players 5 to 9 years old.
    Location: All splashball practices are held at Alga Norte Swim Complex.
    Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
    Times: 6:00-7:00pm.
    Cost: Players may practice 2 x per week @ $225 or 1 x per week @ $150.


    James Hamilton, Head Coach

    For more information or questions, please email me at
    I look forward to meeting you at the pool.

    Carlsbad Water Polo
    P.O. Box 1724
    Carlsbad, CA 92018