Potomac Water Polo

The DMV’s Premiere Water Polo Program

Founded by former top-20 NCAA Division 1 player Jonah Dowd, Potomac Water Polo is the premier training, development, and competitive club in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Potomac Water Polo offers both competitive and introductory practices geared toward youth athletes of all ages and abilities. Combined, the coaching staff offers athletes over 50 years of competitive water polo experience. We practice a constructive and game-oriented coaching style that calmly guides the players to excel together while building sportsmanship, leadership, and cooperative skills.

Competition Program

Potomac Water Polo conducts 2-hour training sessions, 3 nights per week at University of Maryland. The 2-hour training sessions are in an all-deep regulation-sized pool. Teams compete 1 to 2 weekends per month at regional water polo tournaments; usually within a 2-hour drive. The program culminates with our participation in the National Junior Olympics that takes place in California annually in July. In 2018, Potomac Water polo qualified and sent two teams, one of which won a second place medal at this national tournament.

Interested athletes should have moderate swimming experience and feel comfortable in the water.

Introduction to Water Polo Program

Potomac Water Polo also offers a twice weekly Water Polo Basics program at Chinquapin Aquatic Center. This program is designed to develop fundamental skills necessary for success in the sport in a fun and engaging environment. Athletes are given the same high-level coaching and instruction as the competitive program, but with less of a time commitment.

Interested athletes should have basic swimming experience and feel comfortable in the water.


“UMD is the best water polo facility our kids have ever had access to.”

Practice Schedules & Locations

Eppley Recreation Center
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:30-8:30 PM

Chinquapin Aquatic Center
Tuesday, Thursday 6:30-7:15 PM

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Coach Jonah is really good at developing each and every player and making them feel like an important member of the team, regardless of their skill level.
We knew nothing about the sport when he first began, but all of us have grown to love it! The club was wonderful and let us try it free for a whole two weeks. We highly recommend you give water polo a try.

“Coach Jonah, Coach Sandy, and Coach Connor are excellent at drawing out the best from each player and getting everyone to work as a team.”