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Monday, December 19, 2011

Water polo in Pincher Creek

New Water Polo instructors Megan Ozwaldtors, Jenna Koshney, 
Rhys Demman, Lauren Higginbothom, Kirstie Robertson, 
Myranda Joy, and Sarai Sonnenberg
T. Lucas photo

Toni Lucas

Seven lifeguards at the Pincher Creek pool have a new certification after taking a full day training in water polo.

Facilitator Angela Johnson trained the lifeguards in "I love water polo" level one instruction.  "This course is to get the grass roots of the sport introduced to the community," she said.  There are four levels of training that are available.  This level allows these lifeguards to run community programs for water polo.  This course is designed to help the pool staff to create programs for the public in a safe, fun and responsible manner with a firm grasp of the fundamentals of the game.
"Being taught through games is an interactive and fun way to develop swimming and ball handling skills," Johnson continued.   "It also helps teamwork."  The seven students had to demonstrate their coaching skills.  Each were given a different aspect of the game of water polo that they learned throughout the day in class, and had to teach it to each other.

Angela Johnson overseeing Water Polo instruction
T. Lucas photo


To learn more about how to get training for water polo as a facility, contact Dayna Barry at Ilovewaterpolo@waterpolo.ca.  The Pincher Creek Swimming Pool will be hosting water polo lessons early in the new year.

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