✴ Windy City Water Polo ✴

Summer 2018
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 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 30 through July 24.  Practice Times for HS Boys will be 6-8pm OR 7:30-9:30pm on Mondays, 6-8pm on Tuesdays, and 6-8pm OR 7:30-9:30pm 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, Wednesday, and Thursdays.  Practice times for the 10&Under team will be 5-6pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, 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 11, 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 29 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 29 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 our season plans and 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 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.  Also you can check out our web site at   https://sites.google.com/site/windycitywaterpolo1/ or email kperry@fenwickfriars.com .

 Summer Practice Schedule:

Age Group (14&Under, 12&Under): M-W-R 5-6:30pm
Age Group (10&Under): M-W-R 5-6pm.
HS Girls: Tuesday and Thursday 7-10pm
HS Boys: Red - 6-8pm M-T-W.  Blue 6-8pm M-T 7:30-9:30pm W. White 7:30-9:30pm M & W 6-8pm T 
Senior Men (18+): Sunday Open Pools 1-3pm
Senior Women (18+):  Portage Park Summer League

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, Pomona-Pitzer, Marist, and UC Irvine.  Matt Farmer recently helped UCLA win the 2014, 2015, and 2017 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, Michigan State University, and DePaul 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

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  • Want to POLO this summer?
    Did you miss our registration meeting last month?  No worries, Windy City is still taking on new and returning club members.  See our registration forms online HERE.

    First practices begin next week for all levels (10&Under coed, 12&Under coed, 14&Under coed, High School Girls, and High School Boys).
    Posted May 22, 2018, 5:56 AM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Summer Water Polo!
    Summer Water Polo information is on the main page.

    Please click HERE to register.

    The registration and information meeting will be held on Sunday, April 29 at 5pm for 14&Under, 12&Under, and 10&Under athletes and parents of athletes and 6pm for high school boys and girls athletes and parents.
    Posted Apr 18, 2018, 12:55 PM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Senior Women's Summer League Team

    Who is in for the CPD summer league for Senior Women?

    Here are the details:

    Games are played at Portage Park (OUTSIDE!) at 6/7/8pm on Monday and Wednesday nights. This year, games will not be played on Friday nights (unless make-up games are required). Games are cancelled occasionally due to weather, but we will play as long as there is no lightning.

    Games start early June (maybe even as early as 6/4 this year!) and run through the middle of July. There is a championship tournament on Saturday, July 21st that runs all day.

    Cost depends on how many people we have on our roster, but generally we have about 20 people and the cost is between $25-30 for all games and the championship Saturday.

    Are you in? Email Elizabeth Timmons at etimmons@fenwickfriars.com ASAP to reserve your spot.  Please let me know if you have any questions. Looking forward to a great summer, especially after the nice weather this weekend!

    Posted Mar 20, 2018, 7:52 PM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
    Windy City Water Polo will be offering a water polo spring season in 2018.  We will be teaching the fundamental skills of water polo.  It is for boys and girls age 7-14, whom are not yet in high school, and will be held at Fenwick High School in Oak Park.  It will run from March 6 through May 1.  Practices will be held in the evenings on Tuesday nights from 7:15-8:30pm and Sunday 11:30-1pm) at the Fenwick H.S. pool (except Sunday, April 29 which is 3:15-4:45pm and followed by our summer registration meeting).  Cost for the clinic is $150.00; acceptable payments are cash, a check made payable to Windy City Sports, or payment via Chase QuickPay or Zelle to windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com.  Please mail checks to Kyle Perry at Fenwick High School, 505 Washington Blvd. Oak Park, Il. 60302 or bring your payment with you on the first day March 6.

    The clinic 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 7-11 beginning level participants we will offer H2O Ball.  It is a fun way to introduce youngsters to the sport of water polo.
    Posted Feb 25, 2018, 1:48 PM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Senior Men Finish 2nd at the Two Daves Tournament
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    Windy City senior men finish 2nd going 3-1 over the weekend at the Two Daves Tournament with wins over Whales, Outlaws, and Team Chicago.  The only loss came in the championship game to the Apostles. Scrimmages continue on Sundays at Fenwick 1-3pm through April. New players always welcomed.
    Posted Feb 14, 2018, 1:22 PM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Senior Men go 2-0 on Day 1 of the Two Daves Tournament
    The senior men's team advances to the championship round after going 2-0 on day 1 of the Two Daves Tournament.  Wins over Outlaws 20-11 and Beached Whales 14-10 have put the men's team in position for a top 3 finish at this year's tournament.  The final two games are tomorrow, Sunday, February 11 at Fenwick High School at 10:30am and 3:30pm.

    In addition to the senior men's team, Windy City alumna, Arianna Dakuras (Fenwick '17), competed in the women's division for Carthage College who finished the day 1-1.
    Posted Feb 10, 2018, 5:01 PM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • 2018 Water Polo starts today!
    Age groupers (14U, 12U, and 10U) can attend the Sunday scrimmage at Fenwick today 11:30am-1pm.  All players are welcome.  The cost is $5.  Windy City will hold scrimmages throughout the winter and spring on Sundays.  Check the calendar for updates.

    Senior Men (Masters / 18+) will be holding their first 2018 scrimmage today at Fenwick 1-3pm.  The Senior Men / Masters team will scrimmage on Sundays throughout the winter and spring 1-3pm at Fenwick.  Check the calendar for updates.  Windy City will participate in the Two Daves Tournament at Fenwick on February 9,10, and 11.

    New players are always welcome!
    Posted Jan 7, 2018, 9:05 AM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Great turnout for our end of the fall season team dinner
    Thanks to all that came out to our age group fall end of the season celebration at Jimmy's in Forest Park.  Thanks to our great parents for organizing the fun event!  
    Posted Dec 12, 2017, 7:15 AM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Zoo Trip, Sunday Scrimmages, Team Dinner, and More!

    Thanks to everyone for a great season.  Windy City will be offering friendly scrimmages for all players 14&Under, 12&Under, and 10&Under this winter starting Sunday, December 3.  The cost is $5 per Sunday; you pay each Sunday when you show up.  New players are always welcomed, so please feel free to pass the word on and bring a friend or two!  Full schedule is below.

    We are all set to go to the Brookfield Zoo on Sunday, November 19.  We will meet at the entrance (before you go through the tunnel) at 10am.  We'll enter the zoo as a team, head to our tree to decorate, and then see some animals.  At 1pm, we will exit the zoo.  We may stop for lunch, so please provide some money for you child's lunch in case the team is starving and cannot take another step without eating!  Our tree is number 240 and located on the North Mall, near the carousel.  The map is attached and below.  I have a few free tickets left is anyone is interested.  I will bring them to the zoo and give them out on a first come first serve basis.  If you want one, please let me know.  Once they are gone, you will have to purchase a normal zoo ticket to enjoy the zoo with our team.

    2017-2018 Age Group Sunday Scrimmages Schedule at Fenwick High School (always check the website for the most up to date calendar):
    Sunday, December 3 4:30-6pm.  Team dinner at Jimmy's Place (7411 Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130) to celebrate the end of the fall season and the start of the winter scrimmages.  All fall participants and families are welcome to attend.  New players attending this scrimmage are also encouraged to join us for dinner.  The cost will be $16 per person for pizza, pasta, salad, and soft drinks.  More Information and an evite will be coming shortly.
    Sunday, December 10 4:30-6pm

    Sunday, December 17 4:30-6pm
    Sunday, December 24 OFF

    Sunday, December 31 OFF
    Sunday, January 7 11:30am-1pm

    Sunday, January 14 11:30am-1pm
    Sunday, January 21 11:30am-1pm

    Sunday, January 28 11:30am-1pm
    Sunday, February 4 11:30am-1pm

    Sunday, February 11 4:30-6pm
    Sunday, February 18 11:30am-1pm

    Sunday, February 25 11:30am-1pm

    2018 Windy City Water Polo seasons:
    Spring (March & April): Tuesdays 7:15-8:30pm Sundays 11:30-1pm for 14/12U.  1 hour practices for the 10&Under group.
    Summer (June & July): TBD 3 days a week 5-6:30pm for 14/12U 5-6pm for 10U

    Fall (August, September, October, November): M,W,R 6-7:30pm 14/12U 6-7pm for 10U

    Hope to see everyone at the zoo or at the pool this winter!

    Posted Nov 16, 2017, 7:05 PM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Dave Perry Classic Schedule Announced
    Windy City Water Polo's Senior Men's team will play a full schedule of games at the 2017 Dave Perry Classic at Fenwick High School.  This year, part of the entry fee will go towards Illinois Water Polo's Dave Perry College Scholarship.

    Saturday November 18th, 2017
    6:00 OUTLAWS vs. WINDY CITY​

    Sunday, November 19, 2017

    Posted Nov 14, 2017, 7:49 AM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
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