ACA Water Polo was founded in 2012 and has grown into an inclusive fun group of friends with room for all; thick/thin, young/old and from X to Y and all that’s in-between or out of those boxes.
CORE VALUES ACA WATERPOLO
Most importantly we all participate because we are eager to practice water polo and to have fun. There is room for all levels, backgrounds and colors. That diversity and accessibility is what makes the ACA Water Polo team! Fanatic, but always positive and fun!
To make this more concrete, a charter has been drawn up that you can find here in dutch. This is based on the motto: good agreements, make good friends!
A training consists of warming up, technique and a match.
September - May
20:30 - 22:15
|Park Zwembad of Merksem
Van Heybeeckstraat 9,
June - July
19:45 - 21:30
|Openluchtzwembad De Molen
|August = summer break|
Do you want to give it a shot? You are very welcome to join and the first time is for free! We do though encourage you to start in September, January or June. This way you can be sure that we can pay enough attention to teach you the basics of Water Polo. Send an email to the waterpolo coordinator. to schedule your first training.
Don't worry too much about waterpolo supposingly being a heavy sport. You'll see it is not that bad. There is room for everyone, from beginner to competition. Nevertheless, basics of swimming are important, as well as physical fitness.
We provide the most in terms of equipment. Bring your own (form-fitting) swimming trunks and goggles (and perhaps a water bottle) and you are ready to go.
RECREATIONAL COMPETITION and TOURNAMENTS
Optional but highly recommended: we participate in the regular recreational tournament and at least one international tournament (champagne water polo league) every year, so if your ambition lies in that area ... let us know!
Golden rule: CUT YOUR NAILS and DO NOT WEAR JEWELERY, watches or other devices in the pool. This way you keep it fun for your teammates and/or opponents.
In addition, there are the effective rules of the game. Here you can already consult the theory (during the training sessions we will of course pay due attention to this): Waterpolo Regels 2021(dutch version)
You can find the regular rates of ACA at our prices page.
At ACA Waterpolo, there is the possibility to register for a Teamplayer Fare: an annual fixed price with which you have unlimited access to the training sessions for a whole calendar year. For details, it is best to ask the waterpolo coordinator.
STAY UP TO DATE!
Through the newsletter, you will receive all the latest about training sessions, events, competitions, etc. Click this link to discover the latest newsletters and to subscribe to it.
For an overview of all scheduled ACA Water Polo activities, you can always look in the overview calendar: Excel (click)
Messenger Chat group: to chat with teammates you can join our Messenger chat group. Ask one of the players to add you to the chat
On our ACA Water Polo Facebook group, regularly we post pictures or main public events.
INTERESTED and MORE INFO:
The first training is for free! Let us know in advance when you are planning to come over via this email address.
There are a number of regular trainers. Check the training schedule in this spreadsheet (request initial access once to the waterpolo coordinator).