Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Swoop n Scoop



Goalies Are King In The SFWPBlog 

That being said.....

With the 2014 high school season just a short eight months away the SoFlo WPB is happy to report Broward Co.'s top 2 girl keepers are hard at work this off season with their respective club teams.



Deerfield's Pamela "Swoop" Romero is honing her skills with the SFWPC under Coach Mike & Coach Jorge.


Cypress Bay's Erika "Scoop" Parjus is training with the Plantation WPC with Coach Jake and Coach Andrew


Good Luck Girls
Train Hard!




SUMMER SLAM THIS WEEKEND !!






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*** See Previous Post For The Slam's Complete Schedule *** 






2013 SUMMER SLAM SCHEDULE

The King of Las Vegas




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Priam Rosenberg in Vegas for his Realtor of the Year Award.

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Water Polo Athletes Take Training Past the Extreme




By: Jason Lewis
sheabucknerThe training that the USA Water Polo team goes through on a daily basis is so brutal that the only fair comparison is the type of training that a Navy SEAL endures. That might explain why water polo athletes make it through Navy SEAL training at a higher rate than participants from any other sport.
A typical day for a Navy SEAL trainee parallels that of training day for Olympic water polo players. Shea Buckner of the USA Men’s Water Polo Team – and  former member of two NCAA National Championship teams while playing at the University of Southern California – described a typical Tuesday for his team.
It’s pretty mind-blowing.

The Morning Workout

8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
sheabuckner2The first two hours are spent in the weight room executing squats, deadlifts, bench press, sits ups with medicine balls, pushups, pull-ups, and various strength training sets. After pounding the weights, a session they knock out four days a week, they go immediately to the pool for a two and a half hour workout. Breaking into two groups, one does the swimming portion of the workout and the other does the conditioning portion.
The first group tackles 6,000 yards in the pool, from freestyle to backstroke to breaststroke. Meanwhile, the other group straps 15-pound weight belts on, running through drills like treading water, throwing the ball around, and wresting with teammates. The ball used during this portion of the workout weighs five pounds, approximately twice as heavy as the typical water polo ball.
After the two groups have finished their first portion of the workout, they switch and complete the other. For most athletes, even on an elite level, that would be a wrap for the day.
Not the case for water polo players.
“That was just our morning,” Buckner laughed.

The Evening Workout

8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The team starts round-two off by swimming 5,000 yards. By now they’ve amassed 11,000 yards in one single day. That’s about seven miles. And, “that’s just straight swimming,” Buckner said. “That doesn’t include the water polo work or conditioning that we do. That’s just laps and sprinting.”
The evening session involves more work with the weight belts, an emphasis on specific water polo skills, and practicing as a team. The team works out in this fashion six days a week, taking only Sundays off.
“The training that we do is crazy,” Buckner said. “Seven hours, every day. And it’s conditioning. Our sport is always conditioning.”
waterpoloConditioning is of great importance in water polo because of the nature of the game. Aside from training, the actual game itself is a grueling athletic endeavor. The hour-long game takes place in a 9-foot deep pool. “It is a 30-meter course, and you have a 30-second shot clock,” Buckner said. “When you’re on offense, you’re trying to throw a ball into a cage, with a defender that’s trying to drown you, and you cannot touch the bottom.”
Actually, players can touch the bottom during a game, but that is not where anybody wants to be.
“You can go down to the bottom and touch it, but the problem in our sport is that if you do, somebody is going to be kicking you, and punching you, and kneeing you in the face,” Buckner said. “If you put your head underwater, you’re going to pay the price. That is not something that I would recommend.”
Because of the sheer size of water polo athletes, we wouldn’t recommend it either.

The Athletes

buckner“People are surprised when they meet us, because I’m one of the shorter guys on the team, and I’m 6’4,” Buckner said. “…I’m 215 pounds. I’m considered light.  It’s big, big guys.”
The size of the average water polo athlete?

6’5” and 230-240 pounds.

They are naturally big. Then they lift weights four times a week, for two hours each session, and many of their movements are Olympic type lifts. So it’s easy to see why these guys avoid going underwater and taking a kick to the face.
As fit as these players are, it’s still a daily grind.
“The biggest struggle is having to finish a workout around 12:30, and then having to be back six hours later,” Buckner said. “You really have to get a massive amount of food in your system, and then lay down. Get off your feet, and drink lots of water. It becomes vital that you monitor your nutrition.”

Advice From A Pro

imageHe begins with a disclaimer:
“This will be extremely tough to do for somebody who is not a water polo player.  Actually, it would be next to impossible,” Buckner warned. And make sure a lifeguard is on duty.
He advises to start off light, and do as much of the work as possible in an area where you can reach the bottom of the pool or the wall.
First, reach the 1,000-yard mark. The length of the pool, one lap, is 25 yards, so forty laps equals 1,000 yards. Break it up into 10-lap intervals, and try different styles of swimming, from freestyle, to the backstroke, to the breaststroke.
For an athlete who wants to really get a feel for what water polo players go through, Buckner recommends treading water for up to 10 minutes, with your hands out of the water, then toss around a medicine ball without going down to the bottom of the pool. He does caution not to use a weghted belt – that’s for the pros.













Mallory Rusinowski




w/Alison Coffey @Haulover Sandbar














Istvan "Ish" Csendes




Head Coach, Ft. Lauderdale Beach WPC






Happy Belated Birthday Serena Benner




















Always Lady Spartans




Jessica Amrani & Brittany Spencer






Richard Kun




w/Cassie Knight @Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria. 






Saturday, June 22, 2013

Building The Future / Youth Water Polo






*** IF YOU'D LIKE YOUR 12 YEAR OLD AND YOUNGER CHILDREN (boys or girls) TO ENJOY THE SPORT OF WATER POLO YOU NOW HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME. COACH ISTVAN CSENDES IS AN ACCOMPLISHED COACH FROM HUNGARY WHO HAS TRAINED ALMOST EVERY ALL-BROWARD COUNTY FIRST TEAM PLAYER FOR THE PAST 8 YEARS.



Fort Lauderdale Beach Water Polo Club

Recreational Multi-Sport Team
Now offering a Swimming and Water polo program for
Boys and Girls ages 6+

Dates for Summer Program:
June 1st – August 15th

MONDAY through THURSDAY: every night from 6pm on
SATURDAY: from 10am on
at Westminster Academy Pool

5601 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale Fl 33308


For more information please contact
 Coach Istvan Csendes at (954)-394-9300


Coach Ish






Thursday, June 20, 2013

Dania Beach Hurricanes @SSG's















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First day of summer with.....




...Flying L's Hayley "Bug" Hill
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AND


The Usual Suspects

Mallory Rusinowski

Phillip "Motor" Arrigo, "King Cole" Grady and Brittany "Bomb" Spencer








Tani Parkinson in Tenerife, Spain















Boca's Bad Boy




Chase Koplow with sister Maci in Malibu
on a recruiting visit to Pepperdine University.











 "When you devote your life to achieving your goal, you will not be bothered by shallow criticism. In fact nothing important can be accomplished if you allow yourself to be swayed by some trifling matter, always looking over your shoulder and wondering what others are saying or thinking. The key to achievement is to move forward resolutely along your chosen path." 

~Daisaku Ikeda 








FINAL RESULTS FOR 2013 SUNSHINE STATE GAMES







COED 14U
BOYS 16U
BOYS 18U
MENS OPEN

COED 12U
White   CapsScorevs.Blue/Dark CapsScore
Storm 14Neptune's 1
Hurricanes 6Gladiators 3
Neptune's 12Hurricanes 9
Gladiators 2Storm 13
Storm 13Hurricanes 10
Neptune's 10Gladiators 6
Hurricanes 6Gladiators 1
Storm 9Neptunes 4
GOLD: Storm; SILVER: Neptunes; BRONZE: Hurricanes 
COED 14U
White   CapsScorevs.Blue/Dark CapsScore
Whitecaps 19Gladiators 2
Riptides 11Hurricanes 13
Storm 16Gladiators 6
SFWP 21Hurricanes 13
Whitecaps 7Storm 6
Riptides 13SFWP 17
Storm 12Riptides 9
Hurricanes 18Gladiators 8
SFWP 18Storm 9
Whitecaps 16Hurricanes 12
Riptides 14Gladiators 7
Storm  9Hurricanes 5
SFWP  8Whitecaps 9
GOLD: Whitecaps; SILVER: South Florida Water Polo; BRONZE: Storm 
GIRLS 16U
White CapsScoreBlue/Dark CapsScore
Riptides 5Plantation 0-F
SFWP 3YCF 9
Plantation 0-FSFWP 5
YCF 4Riptides 12
Riptides 19SFWP 0
Plantation 0-FYCF 5
SFWP 5Plantation 0-F 
Riptides15 YCF 4
GOLD: Gulliver Riptides; SILVER: YCF WPC; BRONZE: South Florida Water Polo
BOYS 16U
White CapsScoreBlue/Dark CapsScore
SFWP 17YCF Blue 1
Scots 7YCF Black 13
Biscayne 0-FYCF Blue 5
Riptides 12YCF Black 11
SFWP 16Biscayne 3
Scots 8Riptides 13
YCF Blue 3Scots 12
YCF Black 5Biscayne 0-F
Riptides 14Scots 10
SFWP 6YCF Black 11
YCF Blue 4Biscayne 5 
Scots 6SFWP 4
Riptides 13YCF Black 9
GOLD: Gulliver Riptides; SILVER: YCF WPC Black; BRONZE: Scots Water Polo
GIRLS 18U
White CapsScoreBlue/Dark CapsScore
Sun 15Patriot 3
Scots 9Serpent 5
YCF 10Sun 12
Patriot 4Scots 7
Serpent 3YCF 10
Scots 2Sun 11
Serpent 6Patriot 9
YCF 9Scots 5
Sun 17Serpent 4
Patriot 11YCF 6
GOLD: Central Florida Sun; SILVER: Patriot Aquatics; BRONZE: Scots Water Polo 
BOYS 18U
White CapsScoreBlue/Dark CapsScore
SFWP 12Sun 1
Whitecaps 4YCF 10
Riptides 13Regatas 5
Medellin 9Whitecaps 5
SFWP 9Regatas 2
YCF 17Patriot 2
Riptides 15Sun 3
Medellin 12Patriot 1
SFWP 10Riptides 8 
Regatas 7Sun 4
Medellin 9YCF 6
Whitecaps 13Patriot 6
Regatas 5Whitecaps 6
SFWP 1YCF 16
Medellin 10Riptides 12
Sun 9Patriot 7
SFWP 7Riptides 6
YCF 4Medellin 7
GOLD: South Florida Water Polo; SILVER: Gulliver Riptides; BRONZE: Club Medellin- International Team
WOMENS OPEN
White CapsScoreBlue/Dark CapsScore
Riptides 15Neptunes 2
SFWP 4YCF 6
Neptunes 2SFWP 7
YCF 7Riptides 16
Riptides 18SFWP 9
Neptunes 2YCF 3
Neptunes 6SFWP 14
Riptides 13YCF 4
GOLD: Gulliver Riptides; SILVER: YCF; BRONZE: South Florida Water Polo
MENS OPEN
White CapsScoreBlue/Dark CapsScore
Miami   Beach A 12SFWP 6
Scots 13Storm 5
Riptides 17Miami Beach B 7
Medellin 17Biscayne 9
YCF Team B 4Miami Beach A 19
Scots 10YCF International 8
Sun 2Riptides 17
Patriot 7Medellin 9
SFWP 17YCF Team B 6
Storm 8YCF International 14
Miami Beach B 7Sun 8
Biscayne 5Patriot 16
Miami Beach A 6YCF International 5
Scots 12Sun 4
Riptides 15Patriot 5
Medellin 11SFWP 9
Miami Beach A 9Scots 6
Riptides 11Medellin 13
YCF International 6Sun 8
Patriot 7SFWP 5
Scots 11Riptides10 
Miami Beach A 11 OTMedellin10 
YCF Team B 0-FStorm 5
Miami Bch B 9Biscayne 10
Storm 5Biscayne 0-F
YCF 9Miami Beach B 12
INTERNATIONAL
GOLD: Miami Beach International WPC (A); SILVER: Club Medallin - International Team; BRONZE: Scots Water Polo

FLORIDA
GOLD: Miami Beach International WPC (A); SILVER: Scots Water Polo; BRONZE: Gulliver Riptides