Directed by USA Water Polo Olympians and College Coaches
Designed to provide the highest level of individualized coaching for aspiring water polo athletes
Offered year round and open to all ability levels
Position specific training for drivers, shooters, goalies and 2-meter O&D
Team discounts and private lessons available
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Water Polo Camp Details
Santa Barbara Water Polo Camp
Featuring US Olympians Wolf Wigo & Genai Kerr
The Santa Barbara Water Polo Camp, featuring US Olympians Genai Kerr & Wolf Wigo, is designed to cover all the fundamentals of the game with specific positional coaching for all. The UCSB campus is located on 1,000+ acres on the California coast about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
Here on the edge of the Pacific, the University of California, Santa Barbara, campus sits amongst breathtaking natural beauty with palm-framed vistas of the blue Pacific and the golden Santa Ynez Mountains. There is no other campus quite like it. We will cover all the fundamentals of the game with specific positional coaching for all. The camp offers a welcoming and inspiring educational opportunity to enhance your skill set. Last year was a great experience and this year promises to be the same!
Superior instruction from USA Olympians and College Coaches
Low camper to instructor ratio
Position Specific Training: 2m “D”, 2m “O”, Goal Keeping, and Driving
Tips and tricks for success at all levels
Overnight campers will stay in one of Tropicana Del Norte's 50 furnished suited which offer more personal living space than a traditional dorm room, with three bedrooms, a living room and two private bathrooms. You have your choice of single, double, triple and quad occupancy bedrooms—and we help you find roommates with you don't request a teammate. Get together with your friends at our onsite cafe, where it’s all you can eat, with all day dining. Our resort style amenities offer include a 27-seat movie theater, rec room, fitness center, heated pool, and 24-hour quiet study lounge.
Your room, unlimited meal plan, light housekeeping, basic cable and high-speed WiFi—are all included in your camp fees. See all of our featured water polo camps.
Genai Kerr is a USA Water Polo Olympian, coach, mentor, and true ambassador of the sport. Genai was a member of the United States Men's National Water Polo Team for 12 years and played in the 2004 Athens Olympics, 2003 & 2007 Pan American Gold Medal games, and multiple World Championships.He is one of the only athletes in history to compete internationally as a goalie and as a field player. Most recently he was named MVP of the 2012 US Open after he helped Newport Water Polo Foundation win the national championship. Genai has coached at every level, from age group to Division 1 college programs. Over the last 15 years he has run hundreds of camps and impacted thousands of lives.
Surprisingly, Genai got involved in water polo by accident, following the whistles to what he thought was a basketball game and ended up at the pool. He excelled at both water polo and basketball at Coronado High School and received a water polo scholarship to UC Irvine to play under Coach Ted Newland.
Genai went on to become a NCAA All-American in 1998 and 1999 and was awarded Big West Conference Male Scholar Athlete of the Year his senior year. Genai remains active in his community and has become a great role model for aspiring water polo players. He has been a US Ambassador for the USADA (U.S. Antidoping Agency) since 2003 promoting clean sports for young athletes. He was a founding faculty member of the Sage Hill School where he was the Dean of Students, taught art and physical education, and started the aquatic programs. Genai has also created several community outreach programs to help mentor children in lower income households. His passion for teaching children the ins-and-outs of the sport has never ceased, and his Nike 5Meter Water Polo Camps are second to none.
USA National Team 2012 US Open, Irvine, California, 1st Place - MVP 2010 Volvo Cup, Hungary, 3rd place 2009 FINA World Championships, Rome, Italy, 4th place 2009 FINA World League Super Final, Podgorica, Montenegro, 4th place 2007 FINA World League Super Finals, Berlin, Germany 5th place 2007 Pan American Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1st place 2007 FINA World Championships, Melbourne, Australia, 9th place 2006 ASUA Cup, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1st place 2006 FINA World League Super Finals, Athens, Greece, 5th place 2004 Olympic Games, Athens, Greece, 7th place 2003 FINA World League Super Finals, New York, NY, 3rd place 2003 Pan American Games, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1st place 2003 FINA World Championships, Barcelona, Spain, 6th place 2003 U.S. Cup, Stanford, CA, United States, 2nd place 2002 FINA World Cup, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 7th place 2001 FINA World Championships, Fukuoka, Japan, 7th place 2001 World Championships Qualifier, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1st place 1998 First Appearance on the Men’s National Team, Long Beach, CA 1995 Jr. North American Games, Calgary, Canada, 2nd place