✴ Windy City Water Polo ✴

Summer 2017
2011 3rd Place 14&Under Girls Windy City Water Polo

Windy City Water Polo Club in Illinois serves Oak Park, River Forest, Chicago, and the entire Chicagoland area. The club began in 1987 by coaches Dave Perry and Jack Wagner.  Windy City Water Polo fields Senior level, 20 and Under, 18 and Under, 16 and Under, 14 and Under, 12 and Under, and 10 and Under teams for both boys and girls. We offer practices and competitions year round for athletes 14 years old and younger (12U and 10U), senior women, and senior men. We offer Summer and Fall water polo for high school athletes. Windy City Water Polo is unaffiliated with ANY high school or high school water polo program.  No high school athlete is required to participate with Windy City in order to participate with his or her high school team.  The club uses Fenwick High School's Dan O'Brien Natatorium for training (505 Washington Blvd., Oak Park, IL 60302). Please note that at this time, the HS Girls' Summer Team is invite only. The rest of our teams, 14&Under, 12&Under, 10&Under, HS Boys programs, and senior level programs for men and women, are open to all players.


WINDY CITY SPORTS 2017 SUMMER

WATER POLO

Windy City Sports will be offering water polo teams for boys and girls age 6-18 this summer.  We will be teaching the fundamental skills of water polo as well as playing in tournaments both locally and around the United States.  All practices are held at Fenwick High School in Oak Park (505 Washington Blvd. Oak Park, IL 60302).  Our summer season will run from May 31 through July 27.  Practice Times for HS Boys will be 6-8pm OR 7:30-9:30pm on Mondays, 6-8pm on Tuesdays, and 5-7pm OR 6:30-8:30pm on Wednesdays.  Practice times for HS Girls will be 7-10pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Practice times for the 14&Under, 12&Under teams will be 5-6:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.  Practice times for the 10&Under team will be 5-6pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

**During the first two weeks, practice times are slightly adjusted as the swim teams have not yet made their way outside.  HS Boys will practice 7:30-9:30pm. HS Girls will remain 7-10pm. 14U, 12U will practice 6-7:30pm, and 10U will practice 6-7pm. Starting Monday, June 12, teams will practice at their normal times.**

            Cost for the summer for high school aged players is $300; 2nd child same family $260; 3rd child same family $240.  Cost for the summer for 14&Under, 12&Under, and 10&Under players is $250; 2nd child same family $220; 3rd child same family $200.  Accepted forms of payment include cash, a check to Windy City Sports, or Chase Quick Pay to windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com .

Please mail checks to Kyle Perry at Fenwick High School, 505 Washington Blvd. Oak Park, IL 60302, or bring cash or a check to the registration meeting on Sunday, April 30 in the Fenwick Library at 5pm for 14&Under, 12&Under, and 10&Under teams and 6pm for HS Boys and Girls.  You may can also bring your payment with you on the first day of practice.

We are asking all interested athletes and parents to attend our Registration and Information meeting on Sunday, April 30 in the Fenwick Library from 5-5:45pm for 14&Under, 12&Under, and 10&Under boys and girls and 6-6:45pm for High School Boys and Girls.  This helps in planning and organizing all our travel plans allowing us to secure less expensive airfare, transportation, and accommodations, and to let families begin planning the rest of their summer vacations.  You may not be able to travel with us if you do not attend our registration and information meeting.  This year, our high school boys are planning on returning to Puerto Rico, and our age group teams are looking at attending The Aquatic Games in Long Beach, California August 2-6, 2017.  This meeting also determines what local games we’ll be able to play in, so attendance is very important.

Any questions please call Kyle Perry at Fenwick, 708-386-0127 ext.346 or email kperry@fenwickfriars.com .

Summer Practice Schedule:

Age Group (14&Under, 12&Under): Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 5-6:30pm
Age Group (10&Under): Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 5-6pm
HS Girls: Tuesday and Thursday 7-10pm
HS Boys: TBD
Senior Men (18+) Open Pool: Sundays 1-3pm
Senior Women (18+): TBD

At the high school level, WCWP has had players compete at Fenwick, Morton, Oak Park River Forest, Br. Rice, St. Patrick, Loyola, St. Ignatius, Lockport, Juarez, Maine South, Lincoln Park, York, Riverside-Brookfield, Maine East, Taft, Little Village, Neuqua Valley, Lincoln-Way Central, Curie, Latin, Mother McAuley, Evanston, Lake Forest, Whitney Young, Glenbrook South, The Hill School (PA), Waubonsie Valley, Morgan Park, Hinsdale Central, Prosser, St. Charles East, Wilson (PA), Von Steuben, Steinmetz, DeLaSalle, Shepard, Stagg, and Blackfriars Priory School (Adelaide, Australia).

At the collegiate level, WCWP has sent players to Varsity programs at Harvard University, Princeton University, Mercyhurst College, Iona College, Fordham University, Bucknell University, UC Los Angeles, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Loyola Marymount University, Washington & Jefferson College, U.S. Naval Academy, Johns Hopkins University, Pennsylvania State University Behrend, UC Santa Barbara, George Washington University, Santa Clara University, Indiana University, Colorado State University, University of Michigan, Villanova University, Gannon University, University of La Verne, University of the Pacific, Monmouth College, Concordia University - Irvine, Marist, and UC Irvine.  Matt Farmer recently helped UCLA win the 2014 and 2015 NCAA Championship.

At the club level, WCWP has sent players to Miami University, University of Michigan, Purdue University, Northwestern University, University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Western Michigan University, University of Iowa, University of Notre Dame, University of Dayton, Marquette University, Lewis University, St. Louis University, Western Illinois University, Colgate University, Syracuse University, Pepperdine University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Grand Valley State University, Tufts University, United States Military Academy, Illinois State University, Indiana University, Boston College, Lehigh University, Tulane University, Georgetown University, Texas Christian University, University of Chicago, and Michigan State University.

Two of our athletes have gone on to play professional water polo, both in Italy.  Matt Napleton competed for Rari Nantes Savona in 2013-2014, and Chris Wendt competed for Roma Nuoto in 2014-2015.

Seven Windy City Water Polo Coaches have been inducted into the Illinois Water Polo Hall of Fame: Laura Coffman (1999), Joe Wendt (2000), Dave Perry (2002), Brian Pendergast (2003), Jack Wagner (2005), Mike Gruszeczki (2008), and Brigitte Kusevskis (2011).

Any questions please call Kyle Perry at Fenwick, 708-386-0127 ext.346 or email kperry@fenwickfriars.com .

Fenwick High School's Dan O'Brien Natatorium


Quick links:

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  • News and Announcements for Windy City Water Polo
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  • Summer Water Polo
    The 2017 Summer Water Polo Season start dates:
    10&Under: Thursday, June 1 6-7pm
    12&Under: Thursday, June 1 6-7:30pm
    14&Under: Thursday, June 1 6-7:30pm
    HS Boys: Wednesday, May 31 7-9pm
    HS Girls: Thursday, June 1 7-10pm
    Senior Men: Sunday, June 4 1-3pm
    Senior Women: TBD
    Posted May 10, 2017, 12:49 PM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Dave Perry College Scholarship Fundraisers
    British designer India Hicks’ line of affordable luxury jewelry, handbags, beauty and accessories products will be on display during Saturday, May 6th’s water polo matches at Fenwick High School.  20% of all sales donated to the Dave Perry College Scholarship.  You can also take part in this event through the online website: https://www.indiahicks.com/event/dave-perry-scholarship-fund/shopping

    Immediately following the Metro Catholic Aquatic Conference Championship 5pm boys’ water polo game, friends, coaches, officials are all invited to celebrate the end of the IHSA Water Polo regular season at O’Sullivan’s Public House (7244 Madison St., Forest Park, IL 60130).  There will be IWP representatives collecting any donations for the Dave Perry College Scholarship.  This scholarship is the only of its kind in Illinois and is intended to assist those aspiring boy and girl water polo athletes to pursue their dreams in college while honoring the long and storied legacy of Coach Perry.  For more information on the scholarship, please visit: http://illinoiswaterpolo.net/the-dave-perry-scholarship/

    Coach Dave Perry was instrumental in the creation of the Windy City Water Polo club.  As the long time Fenwick water polo coach, he introduced the sport to thousands of kids both at the high school level and as age groupers.  Windy City is proud to support Illinois Water Polo in their honoring of Coach Dave Perry through this scholarship program.
    Posted May 4, 2017, 12:36 PM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • 2017 NCAA Women's Water Polo Championship in Indianapolis, IN
    Indiana Sports Corp, Indiana University and the City of Indianapolis are excited to be hosting this year's NCAA Women's Water Polo championship for the first time ever in Indianapolis. The event is taking place May 12-14 at the newly renovated IU Natatorium and will feature the top water polo competitors in the nation.

    You can find more about the the event at: http://www.indianasportscorp.org/events/events-calendar/2017-ncaa-water-polo-championship
    Posted Apr 26, 2017, 9:35 AM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Practice Cacellation TONIGHT
    Age Group practice for 14U, 12U, and 10U has been cancelled for tonight due to Fenwick's open house.  We're back in the pool on Sunday, April 30 3-4:30pm.  This new time is to allow players to practice and then go directly to our summer registration meeting.  The summer registration meeting will follow at 5pm for age groupers and 6pm for high school boys and girls.  Registration forms for the summer are available online at: https://sites.google.com/site/windycitywaterpolo1/home/forms
    Posted Apr 25, 2017, 7:26 AM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Summer Water Polo Information
    Windy City Sports will be offering water polo teams for boys and girls age 6-18 this summer.  We will be teaching the fundamental skills of water polo as well as playing in tournaments both locally and around the United States.  All practices are held at Fenwick High School in Oak Park (505 Washington Blvd. Oak Park, IL 60302).  Our summer season will run from May 31 through July 27.  Practice Times for HS Boys will be 6-8pm OR 7:30-9:30pm on Mondays, 6-8pm on Tuesdays, and 5-7pm OR 6:30-8:30pm on Wednesdays.  Practice times for HS Girls will be 7-10pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Practice times for the 14&Under, 12&Under teams will be 5-6:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.  Practice times for the 10&Under team will be 5-6pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

    **During the first two weeks, practice times are slightly adjusted as the swim teams have not yet made their way outside.  HS Boys will practice 7:30-9:30pm. HS Girls will remain 7-10pm. 14U, 12U will practice 6-7:30pm, and 10U will practice 6-7pm. Starting Monday, June 12, teams will practice at their normal times.**

    Cost for the summer for high school aged players is $300; 2nd child same family $260; 3rd child same family $240.  Cost for the summer for 14&Under, 12&Under, and 10&Under players is $250; 2nd child same family $220; 3rd child same family $200.  Accepted forms of payment include cash, a check to Windy City Sports, or Chase Quick Pay to windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com .

    Please mail checks to Kyle Perry at Fenwick High School, 505 Washington Blvd. Oak Park, IL 60302, or bring cash or a check to the registration meeting on Sunday, April 30 in the Fenwick Library at 5pm for 14&Under, 12&Under, and 10&Under teams and 6pm for HS Boys and Girls.  You may can also bring your payment with you on the first day of practice.

    We are asking all interested athletes and parents to attend our Registration and Information meeting on Sunday, April 30 in the Fenwick Library from 5-5:45pm for 14&Under, 12&Under, and 10&Under boys and girls and 6-6:45pm for High School Boys and Girls.  This helps in planning and organizing all our travel plans allowing us to secure less expensive airfare, transportation, and accommodations, and to let families begin planning the rest of their summer vacations.  You may not be able to travel with us if you do not attend our registration and information meeting.  This year, our high school boys are planning on returning to Puerto Rico, and our age group teams are looking at attending The Aquatic Games in Long Beach, California August 2-6, 2017.  This meeting also determines what local games we’ll be able to play in, so attendance is very important.

    Online Registration forms are available here: https://sites.google.com/site/windycitywaterpolo1/home/forms .

    Any questions please call Kyle Perry at Fenwick, 708-386-0127 ext.346 or email kperry@fenwickfriars.com .

    Posted Apr 25, 2017, 7:26 AM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Windy City will host the 2017 AWP National State Challenge.
    Windy City Water Polo is proud to be a host of the American Water Polo National State Challenge (July 13-16, 2017).  Windy City will be hosting water polo games for high school boys and girls as well as 14&Under boys and girls along at Fenwick High School (505 Washington Blvd. Oak Park, IL 60302).  The Chicago Park District will be providing additional hosting duties at Portage Park (4100 N. Long Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60641).  Windy City will enter both boys and girls teams for the high school level as well as the age group level.  We look forward to hosting this high level event here in Oak Park!
    Posted Apr 6, 2017, 9:39 AM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Spring practice tonight CANCELLED
    The ​Fenwick boys will be playing water polo games tonight, and their game time will unfortunately interfere with our Tuesday night practice.  We will be cancelling our in the pool practice.

    All Windy City Water Polo players are encouraged to attend the games as spectators if interested.  The Freshman and Sophomore team will play at Fenwick vs. Riverside-Brookfield at 7pm and the Junior Varsity team will play at Fenwick vs. Riverside-Brookfield at 8pm.  Both games are free.  For some of you sixth, seventh, and eight graders, this is a great chance to see some of your potential teammates or rivals in action in a high school game.
    Posted Mar 21, 2017, 11:57 AM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • 2017 Spring Season Registration and Information
    Windy City Water Polo will be offering water polo during the spring season (March-May).  We will be teaching the fundamental skills of water polo.  It is for boys and girls ages 7-14, whom are not yet in high school, and will be held at Fenwick High School in Oak Park.  The spring season runs from Tuesday, March 7 through Tuesday, May 2.  The practice schedule is Tuesday nights 7:15-8:30pm and Sundays 11:30am-1:00pm, at the Fenwick H.S. pool (except Sunday, April 30 which is 3:15-4:45pm and followed by our summer registration meeting).  Cost for the season is $125.00; acceptable payments are cash, Chase QuickPay, or a check made payable to Windy City Sports.  Please mail checks to Kyle Perry at Fenwick High School, 505 Washington Blvd. Oak Park, Il. 60302 or bring with you on the first day March 7.  If paying in cash or Chase QuickPay, please speak with Coach Kyle Perry.

    The spring season is open to any girl or boy in grades 2 through 8.  The purpose of the clinic is to teach the youngsters how to pass, catch, dribble and shoot a water polo ball.  We will also be teaching the basic play of the game.  We will try to have some scrimmages in house or with other teams as well.  These can really help provide an introduction to the exciting game of WATER POLO!  Returning players will continue to sharpen their skills during our spring season.

    For the 7-10 beginning level participants, we will offer H2O Ball.  It is a fun way to introduce youngsters to the sport of water polo.  Class dates will be the same, but the time will be 7:15-8:15pm on Tuesdays and 11:30-12:30pm on Sundays.  We had great success with this during the fall season and are looking forward to working with these new players again this spring. 

    Any questions please call Kyle Perry at Fenwick, 708-386-0127 ext. 346.

    Registration forms can be found HERE.
    Posted Feb 23, 2017, 1:35 PM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Successful Weekend for the Senior Teams
    The Windy City Water Polo Senior Men's team finished third at the 17th Annual Officials Tournament held at Fenwick High School this past weekend.  After defeating the Beached Whales and the Outlaws, the team fell to Lindenwood University before tying the tournament champion, the Chicago Apostles.  Windy City's record of 2-1-1 earned 3rd place.

    The Senior Women's team finished second place, going 2-2 with their only losses to WWOC.


    The men's team will continue to train through the spring on Sundays 1-3pm.  The women's team is currently training on Thursday nights 8:15-9:45pm.  New players are always welcomed.
    Posted Feb 14, 2017, 1:54 PM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • No Age Group Scrimmage This Sunday
    The age group scrimmage for Sunday, February 12th has been cancelled.  There is a senior men's and women's tournament at Fenwick.  Windy City's senior teams will be participating in this event along with some of the Windy City coaches.  Feel free to check out a game or two and cheer on your favorite coach.  The schedule can be found below in the news section.
    Posted Feb 6, 2017, 11:30 AM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
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