Water Polo practice in West Gym

“Before attending my first practice, I knew close to nothing about water polo.”

– Anna, some highschooler who did an ethnography on us in 2017

Carleton College Club Water Polo is a fun, coed, competitive team made up of students from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. We are part of the Collegiate Water Polo Association, and we compete year-round against schools in the Heartland Division. (See the Schedule page for more information.)

We field a co-ed team during fall term and a women’s team during winter and spring terms, and we compete in six to eight tournaments per year. Practices are open to students of all backgrounds and abilities; they generally focus on 45 minutes of basic skill building, followed by 1 hour 15 minutes of more complex drills, scrimmaging, and games.

Practice Times

Practices are held at West Gymnasium from 2–4 pm on Sundays and 6–8 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. In addition, optional conditioning practices are held whenever we’re feeling particularly masochistic. The first practice of any given term is typically the first Tuesday of term, but if you can’t make it to that one feel free to come out whenever you can make it. Bring a swim suit and come check us out! We love begginers! 


Contact club president Chloe Truebenbach