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USA Water Polo Inks Deal with Walnut College

Men’s national team to practice in Northern California

Irvine-based USA Water Polo, the national governing body for the sport in America, reached an agreement for its men’s team to train for the Paris Olympics at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut.

Mt. San Antonio, the state’s biggest community college, last spring opened a new 110,000 square-foot aquatics complex that includes a 59-meter competition pool, a 30-meter teaching/diving pool with movable bulkheads and seating for up to 5,000 spectators.

In addition to training, USA Water Polo will hold competitions at the college for both the men’s and women’s national team programs against many of the best teams in the world. Events such as the prestigious Masters National Championships and age group national selection camps, will also be held at Mt. San Antonio.

“Mt. San Antonio College is a longtime proponent of the Olympic movement and its new aquatics complex is consistent with that exceptional commitment to excellence – it is truly one of the finest aquatics centers in the world,” USA Water Polo Chief Executive Christopher Ramsey said in a statement.

Ramsey in December told the Business Journal that the men’s team may medal at this summer’s Olympics in Paris.

The city of Irvine has discussed building a $90 million water polo complex sometime after 2028.

 

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Peter J. Brennan
Peter J. Brennan
Peter J. Brennan has been a journalist for 40 years. He spent a decade in Latin America covering wars, narcotic traffickers, earthquakes, and business. His resume includes 15 years at Bloomberg News where his headlines and articles sometimes moved the market caps of companies he covered by hundreds of millions of dollars. His articles have been published worldwide, including the New York Times and the Washington Post; he's appeared on CNN, CBC, BBC, and Bloomberg TV. He was awarded a Kiplinger Fellowship at The Ohio State University.
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