✴ Windy City Water Polo ✴

Winter 2017 / 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 2017/2018 WINTER

WATER POLO

WINDY CITY SPORTS 2017 WINTER SUNDAY SCRIMMAGES

Windy City Water Polo will host their annual Winter Sunday Scrimmages again this year for all 14&Under players not yet in high school.  No water polo experience is necessary so bring your friends!  There will be a short swim, a few minutes of passing and then 1+ hour of scrimmage.  This is a great way to be introduced to the game of water polo in a fun filled environment.  New players learn the rules and then are able to compete in the scrimmage once they feel comfortable to join in.  All are welcome.  The cost is $5 per Sunday so come to as many as you can.  It's a great way to stay in the pool and have a lot of fun.

2017-2018 Age Group Sunday Scrimmages Schedule:
Sunday, December 3 4:30-6pm
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

This year, we are playing from 4:30-6pm during November and December and 11:30-1pm in January and February.  Since we share the pool, the times may fluctuate, so please check the website for the most up to date schedule.  Schedule changes will be made on the website and we will do our best to tell the kids the week before.

Hope to see you this winter!

Questions - email Kyle Perry at kperry@fenwickfriars.com or call 708-386-0127 Ext. 346.

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

Winter Practice Schedule:

Age Group (14&Under, 12&Under): Sunday Scrimmages (see Calendar Page)
Age Group (10&Under): Sunday Scrimmages (see Calendar Page)
HS Girls:
HS Boys: JOIN YOUR CLUB SWIM TEAM & Tuesday Night Open Pool at Riverside-Brookfield HS 8:30-10pm
Senior Men (18+): Sunday Open Pools begin in January

Senior Women (18+):  CHECK THE CALENDAR

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 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, 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


Quick links:

Windy City Water Polo Calendar


  • News and Announcements for Windy City Water Polo
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  • 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
    8:00 WINDY CITY vs. GLENBROOK GATORS
    1:50 CLUB of CHICAGO vs. WINDY CITY
    6:00 OUTLAWS vs. WINDY CITY​

    Sunday, November 19, 2017
    8:00 WINDY CITY vs. CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT

    Posted Nov 14, 2017, 7:49 AM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Age Group News 11/6
    Practice this week:
    Monday & Wednesday 6-7:30pm.  We will make Christmas ornaments with the coaches for the last 30 minutes or so of practice.  Everyone can join us for the ornament making even if you will not be joining us at the zoo.  All players, even the 12U and 10U players who have finished their league season, may join us for the last two practices.

    Games this weekend:14&Under Championship Tournament at Lincoln Way West HS (21701 Gougar Rd New Lenox IL 60451) on Sunday, November 12.
    9:40 Windy City (8th) vs West Suburban boys (5th)            
    10:30 LAW (7th) vs Latin (6th)            
    11:20 Loser 8th vs 5th vs Loser 7th vs 6th            
    12:10 Winner 8th vs 5th vs Winner 7th vs 6th
    Please arrive at 9am for our first game.

    Brookfield Zoo Team Trip: On Sunday, November 19 from 10am-1pm, Windy City will be at the zoo to decorate our Christmas tree AND explore the zoo.  We will meet outside the main entrance (before you go into the tunnel) at the zoo at 10am.  We will then go in as a team.  First, we'll head to our Christmas tree to put up our ornaments.  Then, as a team, we'll go check out some of our favorite animals.  It was cold last year, but we still had a great time.  You can see some pictures at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/windycitywaterpolo/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1804737866451500

    I have a few free tickets and free parking passes!  I will give these out on a first come, first serve basis.  While these tickets can be used for players, parents, or family alike, I will ONLY physically give the tickets and passes to parents so that they don't wind up soggy at the bottom of a player's swim bag.  Once these tickets are gone, all players, parents, and family will have to pay the normal zoo admission (or depending on when we know we need the extra tickets, I may be able to get a few discounted passes for $10 a person).  If you are interested in tickets, please email me.  Again, these tickets are for players, parents, and families.  These are the only free tickets we have.  If you want to join us at the zoo, you will need to get a free ticket from me OR you will need to purchase your own ticket.  In the past, we've had some carpools and zoo members who were able to bring a player or two in for free, but this is not always the case.  If you have any questions, please let me know!  Parents and families are always welcomed!
    Posted Nov 6, 2017, 1:48 PM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • 14&Under Championship Tournament Schedule Announced
    14&Under Championship Tournament at Lincoln Way West HS (21701 Gougar Rd New Lenox IL 60451) on Sunday, November 12.
    9:40 Windy City (8th) vs West Suburban boys (5th)  
    10:30 LAW (7th) vs Latin (6th)  
    11:20 Loser 8th vs 5th vs Loser 7th vs 6th  
    12:10 Winner 8th vs 5th vs Winner 7th vs 6th
    Please arrive at 9am for our first game.
    Posted Nov 3, 2017, 1:59 PM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Age Group News 10/30
    Practice this week: Monday normal time 6-7pm 10U and 6-7:30pm 12U & 14U and Wednesday **6-7pm ALL GROUPS**.  Tonight, our friends from Alsip will be joining our practice.  We hope to be able to do a friendly scrimmage for all levels, 10&Under, 12&Under, and 14&Under during our normal practice time.

    GAMES THIS WEEKEND: Sunday, November 5th 12U Championship @ Lyons Township South Campus (4900 South Willow Springs Rd, Western Springs, IL 60558)
    9:50am Lyons vs. Windy City 12U & 10:40am Chicago Parks White vs Windy City 12U

    CLINIC THIS WEEKEND AT FENWICK FOR ANY PLAYERS 13-14.  Clinicians are all former NCAA Water Polo players; one is a former Windy City player who later went on to play and graduate from Pacific in California.  See more information include time and cost at: http://www.alumniwaterpolo.com/news_article/show/701035?referrer_id=2145404

    Though our 12&Under season is over after this weekend, all players 12&Under and 10&Under can attend our final week of practice on Monday, November 6 and Wednesday, November 8.  Next week, both Monday and Wednesday, we will follow the same schedule except that from 7-7:30pm, ALL players will be invited to create a few Christmas ornaments for our tree at the Brookfield Zoo.  Coaches will supply all the materials as well as the Christmas music.  We'll create our ornaments in Room 15.  ALL groups will finish practice at 7pm.  Once players are changed, they can meet the coaches to create some ornaments for the tree.

    Brookfield Zoo Team Trip: On Sunday, November 19 from 10am-1pm, Windy City will be at the zoo to decorate our Christmas tree AND explore the zoo.  We will meet outside the main entrance (before you go into the tunnel) at the zoo at 10am.  We will then go in as a team.  First, we'll head to our Christmas tree to put up our ornaments.  Then, as a team, we'll go check out some of our favorite animals.  It was cold last year, but we still had a great time.  You can see some pictures at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/windycitywaterpolo/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1804737866451500

    I have 20 free tickets and 5 free parking passes!  I will give these out on a first come, first serve basis.  While these tickets can be used for players, parents, or family alike, I will ONLY physically give the tickets and passes to parents so that they don't wind up soggy at the bottom of a player's swim bag.  Once these tickets are gone, all players, parents, and family will have to pay the normal zoo admission (or depending on when we know we need the extra tickets, I may be able to get a few discounted passes for $10 a person).  If you are interested in tickets, please email me.  Again, these tickets are for players, parents, and families.  These are the only free tickets we have.  If you want to join us at the zoo, you will need to get a free ticket from me OR you will need to purchase your own ticket.  In the past, we've had some carpools and zoo members who were able to bring a player or two in for free, but this is not always the case.  If you have any questions, please let me know!  Parents and families are always welcomed!
    Posted Oct 30, 2017, 9:23 AM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • 12&Under Championship Schedule released
    Windy City Water Polo's 12&Under team will play in the 12&Under Championship Tournament on Sunday, November 5 @ Lyons Township South Campus (4900 South Willow Springs Rd, Western Springs, IL 60558)at 9:50am vs. Lyons and 10:40am vs. CPD White.

    Please arrive at 9:20am to warm up.

    The 14&Under Schedule will be available after this weekend's games.
    Posted Oct 26, 2017, 7:09 PM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Age Group News 10/23
    Practice this week is TONIGHT ONLY at our normal times!

    There is NO practice on Wednesday.

    GAMES THIS WEEKEND FOR 14U and 10U:
    Saturday, October 28th at Fenwick
    1:50pm Chicago Water Polo 14c vs Windy City 14c
    2:40pm Latin 14c vs Windy City 14c
    3:30pm 10&U Game open to all Athletes

    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    1.  Saturday and Sunday, November 4th and 5th @ Fenwick High School, 505 Washington Blvd., Oak Park, IL 60302
    -Camp is for ALL Water Polo Boys and Girls of 13 & 14 in the Chicago area 
    -Run exclusively by several of the Alumni WPC's top players including USA Senior National Team Athletes, NCAA National Champions, NCAA and JC All-Americans
    Cost: Only $250 for two Days OR $150 for one day

    2.  Sunday, November 5 @ Lyons Township South Campus (4900 South Willow Springs Rd, Western Springs, IL 60558) 12&Under Championship Tournament.  Game times will be either 9:50am and 10:40am OR 10:40am and 11:30am.  Schedule should be out later this week.

    3.  Sunday, November 12 @ TBD 14&Under CHAMPIONSHIP either at Lincoln-way Central OR New Trier.  Schedule will be set by Monday next week.

    5.  Sunday, November 19 – BROOKFIELD ZOO TEAM TRIP & CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATING – MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON.

    Posted Oct 25, 2017, 7:46 PM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Age Group News 10/18
    NORMAL PRACTICE THIS WEEK – MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY

    GAMES THIS WEEKEND:
    14&Under Coed Saturday October 21st @ Stevenson High School
    11:15am East Side 14 vs Windy City 14U
    12:00pm NIPC 14c vs. Windy City 14U

    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    1.  Saturday, October 28th at Fenwick
    1:50pm Chicago Water Polo 14c vs Windy City 14c
    2:40pm Latin 14c vs Windy City 14c
    3:30pm 10&U Game open to all Athletes

    2.  Saturday and Sunday, November 4th and 5th @ Fenwick High School, 505 Washington Blvd., Oak Park, IL 60302
    -Camp is for ALL Water Polo Boys and Girls of 13 & 14 in the Chicago area 
    -Run exclusively by several of the Alumni WPC's top players including USA Senior National Team Athletes, NCAA National Champions, NCAA and JC All-Americans
    Cost: Only $250 for two Days OR $150 for one day

    3.  Sunday, November 5 @ Lyons Township South Campus (4900 South Willow Springs Rd, Western Springs, IL 60558) 12&Under Championship Tournament – 8am to 12pm

    4.  Sunday, November 12 @ TBD 14&Under CHAMPIONSHIP

    5.  Sunday, November 19 – BROOKFIELD ZOO TEAM TRIP & CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATING – MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON.
    Posted Oct 18, 2017, 1:10 PM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Age Group News 10/9
    Practice this week is Monday and Wednesday ONLY.  There are no more Thursday practices for the rest of the season.  We hope all those that have started swimming with their swim teams will be able to play water polo on Mondays and Wednesdays and swim the other days!  We have just one more month of the fall water polo season.

    GAMES THIS WEEKEND:
    Saturday October 14th @ FENWICK  - Any parents that want to learn how to operate the game clock, shot clock, or secretary game sheet, can stop by for ANY of the games at Fenwick starting at 10am.  The coaching staff will teach, help, and supervise your assistance!  We appreciate all volunteers.
    12:30pm Lyons 14c vs Windy City 14c 
    2:10pm West Suburban 14g vs Windy City 14c
    3:45pm Windy City 10&Under Friendly Scrimmage

    Sunday October 15th @ Lyons Township South (4900 South Willow Springs Road, Western Springs, IL 60558) 
    9:50 Lyons 12c vs Windy City 12c 
    12:20 West Suburban 12c vs Windy City 12c

    Quick note on being a good teammate:
    We can only play water polo if we have enough players.  We'll only have enough players if every player feels like they are welcomed and a part of the team.  This is in the pool, on the deck, in the locker room, and even in the parking lot!  While our teammates may not yet be our best friends, we treat everyone on our team with respect and kindness.

    Posted Oct 9, 2017, 5:29 PM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
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