Potomac Water Polo Club
The premier water polo club for aquatic athletes in the DMV.
Founded by former top-20, NCAA Division 1 player, Jonah Dowd. Potomac Water Polo Club provides the most competitive club water polo training program in the Washington, D.C. area. Head Coach Jonah Dowd and Assistant Coach Alexander Profaci are building a program that is efficient and effective in conditioning water polo athletes to compete as a team at a high level. Potomac Water Polo prides iteself on a game-coaching style that calmly guides the players to work together to achieve effective ball play.
Potomac Water polo conducts 2-hour training sessions, 3 nights per week at University of Maryland. The 2-hour training sessions are in a spacious, all-deep and regulation-sized pool. Current teams recruiting players are 18U, 16U and 14U boys teams. Competitive age groups are generally determined as of 8/1/2019. The teams compete 1 to 2 weekends per month at regional water polo tournaments locally in Annapolis or along the eastern seaboard. This competitive program culminates with preparation for and competition in the Northeast Zone Junior Olympics qualifying tournament in May and the National Junior Olympics tournament that takes place in California annually in July (added costs apply for July tournament). In 2018, the first year of the club’s founding, Potomac Water polo sent two teams to Junior Olympics. The 16U team won a second place medal in their bracket.
PWPC also offers a twice weekly Water Polo Basics program at Chinquapin Aquatic Center for male and female athletes ages 10-14. This water polo skill-building and conditioning program provides the same high level coaching and instruction as the competitive program, but with less of a time commitment.
“UMD is the best water polo facility our kids have ever had access to.”
“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.”
“Both Coach Jonah and Coach Sandy are excellent at drawing out the best from each player and getting everyone to work as a team.”