Menlo Swim and Sport offers women’s water polo for all experience levels, ages 19 and over. Our team, the Menlo Mavens, is a fun, inclusive, and diverse group with a passion for water polo. Give the game a first-time try or come hone your skills.
The coaching staff brings years of top level play and coaching experience to the Menlo Mavens team. The Mavens coach, Becky Seelos, brings an amazing enthusiasm and drive to our team. Our goal is to build a strong and exciting women’s water polo program that both introduces new players to the sport and provides professional coaching and challenge for experienced players.
Mavens Mission Statement
The Menlo Mavens is a Masters women’s water polo team in the San Francisco Bay Area. The team includes players with a wide range of experience and ability levels, from first time athletes to veteran players, and an age range from nineteen to over sixty. Keeping with the spirit of the game, it is the goal of the Menlo Mavens to sustain a fun, diverse, inclusive, and supportive atmosphere. Each player should feel challenged to strive for individual as well as team excellence, to integrate competition and sportsmanship, and to celebrate her participation in a community that fosters friendship, good health, and a passion for water polo.
Check out the 2009 2nd Annual Mavens Invitational video created by Rob & Jennifer Babcock!
Wednesday night, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Conditioning and Fundamentals
Improve your aerobic and anaerobic fitness while working on water polo-specific skills such as ball handling, individual offense and defense, and shooting. This is a great practice for those new to the sport as well as those wanting to play at a more intense, athletic level.
Skill Work and Game Situations
We focus this practice on team-oriented offense and defense. Practice will begin with individual work and move into game situations such as front court, counter attacks, and 6-on-5.
Sunday morning, 8:00am – 10:00am
Game Situations and Scrimmage
Whether you’re a beginner or advanced player, experience a game situation and have fun learning about strategy or honing your competitive skills. This practice is fast-paced, but open to all levels. New and experienced players welcomed.
Student and Seniors receive a 25% discount off the above rates. Seniors are ages 65 and older. To be eligible for student rates, you must be enrolled full time at an accredited high school, secondary, or vocational school. Senior/Student discounts only applied to regular annual rates
All practices are tailored to meet individual experience levels. Regardless of your fitness level or years of experience, you will find new challenges and rewards at each practice!
Masters Water Polo Membership
USA Water Polo, the national governing body for the sport of water polo, includes Masters divisions and encourages adults to enjoy water polo all levels.
Whether you’re interested in fitness or competition, we require annual membership in Masters Water Polo when you register with us. USWP membership provides insurance required to operate our Water Polo programs for both men and women. Sign up on the USWP website.
Register as a member of Menlo Park Water Polo, ID #17057.
Annual Administration Fee:
Mavens, Masters, AquaFit, and Water Polo memberships require an annual $30 administration fee; Triathlon Team and Boot Camp members require an annual $60 administration fee. Monthly members are billed on the first day of the month and quarterly members are billed on the first day of the calendar quarter.
Student, Senior and Family Discounts:
Student and Senior discounts are available for all memberships. Family discounts are available for family members participating in the same program. For these discounts, please contact the Service Center.
If you would like to cancel your monthly or quarterly Mavens membership completely, please fill out the online Cancellation Form. Cancellation requests may also be taken in person through the Service Center, (650) 330-2232. Cancellation requests must be submitted by the 15th of current month to terminate recurring payment/membership for the following month.
Q: I am still not sure this is right for me, who can I contact to ask questions?
A. Please contact the Menlo Mavens Water Polo manager, Leslie Platshon.
|Splashdown, Woodside High School (all players)|
|May 6-7||Tsunami, San Mateo (note new venue & experienced players)|
|May 20-21?||Senior Games, Stanford (age 50+)|
|June 9-11||Nationals, Riverside, CA (all players, age group by 10 year increments)|
|July 15-16||Masters Games, San Diego, (all players, age group by 10 year increments)|
|August 5-13||FINA Worlds, Budapest, (age 30+, age group by 10 year increments)|
|*Ongoing||Brunch the first Sunday of the month|