Welcome to Water Polo

Swimmers to represent East Essex at the East Region Inter County Championships

Well done to our swimmers May, Abbie, Erin and Lily who have been selected to represent East Essex.

Regional Qualifiers 2018

Some of our 35 swimmers that competed in the recent East Region Swimming Championships 2018. Lots of personal bests and finalists, with medals awarded to Erin, Abbie, May, Tia and Annabelle.  

Jack Petchey Awards – Medal Presentation Evening

Seven members of Chelmsford City Swimming Club received their Jack Petchey medals from David Crates (former GB Paralympic athlete and world record holder at 800m sprinting) at this years presentation evening, having received awards in 2017. Back row, from left to...

Help raise funds for our club!

Register for Easy Fundraising If you shop online you could help raise money for our Swimming Club through Easy Fundraising. It’s really straight forward to do and doesn't cost you anything! All you need to do is just shop as normal online but locate your retailer via...

Swim England – The new name for the ASA

On Monday 3rd April, The Amateur Swimming Association re-branded to the new name Swim England. Swim England is the national governing body for swimming in England. It helps people learn how to swim, enjoy the water safely, and compete in all its sports....

Dean Walker – ASA East Region Award

Congratulations to CCSC Waterpolo Coach Dean Walker on being awarded ASA East Region Coach of the Year

CCSC players help East to Inter-Regional Water Polo win

Congratulations to Chelmsford City players Daniel, Rob and Euan in helping East Region to their Gold medal win in U16 Boys Division 1 Inter-Regional Championships, and to their coaches Dean and Phil. Read the full report from Swim England here...

Dan Paddon represents GB at World University Games

Congratulations to CCSC Waterpolo player, Dan Paddon, on his selection to play for Great Britain at the World University Games, which is one of the most prestigiuos Waterpolo events in the world. Dan is a great ambassador for both Waterpolo and Chelmsford City...

Chelmsford Water Polo Mens’ Team win a place in British Water Polo League

Following recent successes at junior and senior levels in local leagues and cup competition, Chelmsford City Swimming Club entered their men’s water polo team in to the BWPL qualifiers to fight for a place to gain entry in to next season’s Division 5 of the National...

Water Polo

The Water Polo section aims to encourage the sport across a spectrum of swimmers and has 4 categories of membership:

  • Mini Polo (boys and girls, 9 -12 yrs)
  • Junior Polo (boys and girls with some experience and knowledge up to the age of 18)
  • Ladies (18yrs+)
  • Mens (18yrs+)

To enable full participation and enjoyment of the sport, members of this section need to be reasonably proficient, confident swimmers in front crawl and backstroke, and be able to tread water. Water Polo members regularly take part in various leagues and our senior members can often be seen hosting some very exciting matches at Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre on Monday evenings.


For further information please see Fixtures Apr-Nov 2018.

Water Polo (Mini-Polo)

Mini-polo is a smaller, more basic game than Water Polo itself and has been introduced to teach young players of any age, up to about thirteen years old, the basics of the full game. It is also a great multi-skill activity which teaches the fundamentals of aquatics and sport as a whole. The best thing about mini-polo is its wide adaptability. You can take any size of pool, whether deep or shallow, any number of young boys and girls, of different ages; ability and size and modify the game to suit your requirements. It’s as simple as that…there really aren’t any rules to use if you don’t want to!

  • Use any space of water and turn it into a fun water ball game.
  • Use any small ball which is waterproof and floats.
  • If there are no goals then use floats, cones or plastic bottles filled with water.
  • If players are not confident in the water, involve them by having their team score by passing them the ball whilst sat on the side.

As long as players are enjoying themselves with their friends and throwing a ball about in the water, then they’re on their way to playing mini-polo

At Chelmsford City Swimming Club, the Water Polo section will progress children from Mini Polo! to Junior Polo and eventually through to Senior Polo.  We use the mini-polo format of fun, combined with qualified coaches to teach the basic skills to play a competitive game of Water Polo. We enter young teams in to league games and to play in tournaments across the Country. That is if the players want to.

Training Times Mini Polo

  • Tuesdays 7.15 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. at Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre.

Water Polo (Juniors and Seniors)

New players are offered two free trial sessions. Contact the Club if you would like to arrange this or require more information.

Training Times Juniors and Seniors

  • Junior training is from 8.00 p.m.- 9.00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings at Riverside and is normally for 15 and unders.  Junior training also takes place on alternate Sundays, with junior local league matches from 7.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. also on Sundays.
  • Training from 9.00 p.m.- 10.00 p.m. on Tuesdays is for those aged 16 to 18 plus all seniors.
  • In addition on Mondays from 9.00 p.m.- 10.00 p.m. when there are not senior matches there is seniors training by invitation only.

If you are interested in any of the activities undertaken by the Water Polo section of Chelmsford City Swimming Club and wish to find out more, please email us at waterpolo@chelmsfordcityswimmingclub.org.uk.

To find out more about the sport in general visit the Swim England Water Polo website here.