In order to emphasize the growth of the next generation of Canadian athletes, the regional development centres (RDCs) are a crucial pillar of the Water Polo Canada (WPC) High Performance development strategy and represent one initiative to support KSI 3.2.1 of our Strategic Plan (2016-2021).
Water Polo Canada is implementing a sustainable RDC development strategy to ensure long-term system alignment. WPC will continue to develop RDCs and other HP initiatives for athletes across the country.
Regional Development Centre - Toronto
In the fall of 2017, Water Polo Canada and Ontario Water Polo opened the doors to the first ever Canadian Regional Development Centre. The project aims to facilitate system alignment, while supplementing and enhancing the weekly training environment for athletes in the GTA. The project also represents a collaboration with the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario. On a weekly basis, club identified male athletes participate in two additional practices and a guided strength training session at the state of the art Toronto Pan Am Centre in Scarborough.
For more information on registration, please contact Nishant Damani
Regional Development Centre - Saskatchewan
Water Polo Canada endorses the WPS Water Polo Saskatchewan High School Excellence Centre as a key hub for athletes in central Canada to develop towards international success.
The program established out of Regina promotes the growth of student-athletes while providing a high-quality training environment that is aligned with WPC’s overall High Performance Development Strategy.
Athletes currently on Age Group National Teams or who are hoping to make subsequent National Teams should inquire with Water Polo Sask about this great opportunity!
For more information on registration, please contact Cyril Dorgigné.
Regional Development Centre - Edmonton
As Edmonton continues to develop into a secondary water polo hub in Alberta, a Regional Development centre will be establish to support the continual growth of athletes within the region.
For more information on registration, please contact Dayna Christmas