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Not ready to get out of the pool yet? 

Try Midlakes Water Polo! 

Midlakes Water Polo Season

  runs from July 29 to August 25

This fun and fast, four-week co-ed program includes 3 weeks of practice and regular season games, followed by a tournament week culminating in a championship game!

Practices are: Monday - Wednesday (times vary by pool)

Regular Season Matches:
Games begin at 8am and are completed by 12pm

Thursdays (8/1, 8/8, 8/15) - 12 and Under
Fridays (8/2, 8/9, 8/16) - 10U and Under
Saturdays (8/3, 8/10, 8/17) - 14U and Under
Sundays (8/4, 8/11, 8/18) - 15 and Over

No prior water polo experience is necessary.

Contact your pool manager or water polo rep today to get signed up to play water polo this summer. 

Clubs that currently offer water polo

You can also contact Eman Ghoreyshi for more information.

2024 Tournament

Games begin at 8am and may go until 2 or 3pm

10 and Under: Wednesday, August 21
12 and Under: Thursday, August 22
14 and Under: Friday, August 23
15 and Over: Saturday, August 24

Championship Games: Sunday, August 25 at MICC

Olympic water polo player Maggie Steffens wrote in her article about
6 reasons why athletes should try water polo.  Among her reasons are: improved swimming skills, a great sport for any body shape, it will improve mental toughness, better communication, lots of opportunity for growth, and fun!  It's like basketball, soccer, and hockey all wrapped up into a pool.


 Midlakes Water Polo is a recreational league that emphasizes sportsmanship, education,
skill development, and participation through friendly competition.  

Water Polo is open to any member of the 26 Midlakes Teams.  
Participants must be active,
dues-paying members of current 
Midlakes Clubs in good standing. 

Welcome to the 2024 Season

Coaches     Parent Reps     Resources    Meetings  


2024 Season Information

  • Midlakes Water Polo preseason meeting: June __th 10a-12p. Stay tuned for details.
  • Midlakes Water Polo Referee Training: TBD
  • Midlakes Water Polo season: July 29th to August 25th

***Swimsuit and Apparel clarification***


Suits that are NOT Allowed                                                         Suits that are allowed

Any Club swim suit                                                                             Any other suits, including high school

EX- Rain City or Northwest Water Polo club suits

If an athlete is wearing a year-round club team suit, the referee will give them a chance to change their suit,  If this does not happen, then that athlete will be asked to exit the pool and will not longer be eligible to play until they change their suit.

Pool deck apparel-

Coaches and referees are restricted from wearing any year-round club apparel.  

Athletes should not wear year-round apparel or suits in field of play. 

Spectators have no restrictions.

Information for Coaches

A reminder that every member of the coaching staff must be certified in Lifeguard Training or Coaches Safety Training and SafeSport before the season begins. Head coaches must also attend a mandatory rules clinic and pass a rules test before the first game of the second week of the season. Finally, coaches must maintain official regular season and tournament rosters that accurately reflect members participating on their teams.

Dates & Locations for 2024 Water Polo Referee TRaining

What: Midlakes Water Polo referee training. Anyone that is interested in being a referee for this Midlakes Water Polo season is welcome to attend. 

Where: TBD

When: TBD

Please arrive at _____ Pool at 7:30am, we will have a 15-20 minute "classroom" session and then a hands-on ref training during 10u, 12u and 14u scrimmages. Scrimmages will probably go until about 11:30am. Okay to just do just one day or both days. 

Any questions please contact Eman Ghoreyshi.

Coaches must submit a tournament roster form that includes any athlete participating in the tournament. Rosters are due at the Tournament Coaches Meeting. Please remember that Midlakes recommends athletes play up no more than one age group.


Skills and Drills-  If you  have any drills you would like to share, please send them to Eman Ghoreyshi. Also, if you  are looking for more drills to do with your teams, you may also email the address above for some ideas.  

Information for Parent Representatives

Every club that participates in Midlakes Water Polo must have one parent representative to sit on the Midlakes Water Polo Committee. Parent Representatives should also plan to attend all meetings of the Committee, and will also act as the primary liaison between their Club and the League.


Please remember that, as of the 2017 season, all water polo players must adhere to the same registration requirements as Midlakes swimmers. This means clubs are responsible for ensuring that athletes and parents have completed BOTH the Midlakes Hold Harmless Form AND Lystedt Act Concussion Information Sheet as well as appropriate SafeSport training.

Additional  Resources

Water Polo Director: Eman Ghoreyshi 


Water Polo Clubs

edgebrook Orcas logo.jpg EB: Edgebrook Club "Orcas"


13454 SE Newport Way,
Bellevue, WA  98006



OL: Overlake "Otters"


8000 NE 16th St.,
Medina, WA  98039


KG: Kingsgate Water Polo

(combined KGR - KGM - KGG - HW @ KGR pool)     

11711 NE 137th Street
Kirkland, WA  98034

Kingsgate Water Polo


PL: Phantom Lake "Phantoms"


15810 SE 24th St.,
Bellevue, WA  98008



MIBC: Mercer Island Beach Club


8326 Avalon Drive
Mercer Island, WA  98040



SAM: Samena "Thunderbirds"


15231 Lake Hills Blvd.,
Bellevue, WA  98007



MICC: Mercer Island Country Club


8700 SE 71st
Mercer Island, WA  98040


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SS: Somerset Rec Club


4445 Somerset Blvd. SE,
Bellevue, WA  98066

P.O. Box 5615


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MSC: Mercerwood Shore Club "Manta Rays"


4150 E. Mercer Way,
Mercer Island, WA  98040



TOS: Tam O-Shanter "Water Rats"


1313 183rd Ave. NE,
Bellevue,WA  98008



NHST: Newport Hill Swim & Tennis Club "Sharks"


5464 119th Ave. SE.,
Bellevue, WA  98006


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TRI: Triangle "Tigersharks"


1919 108th Ave. SE,
Bellevue, WA  98004



NW: Norwood "Ducks"


2340 123rd Pl. SE,
Bellevue, WA  98005


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WR: Woodridge Swim Club "Warriors"


12320 SE 14th St.,
Bellevue, WA  98005