Promoting and Growing Youth Water Polo in the Greater Sierra Nevada

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Sierra Nevada Water Polo

SNWP is a nonprofit organization committed to growing the sport of water polo for youth in the local region. Water polo is a unique team sport that combines the dual skills of swimming and ball handling, with play elements of hockey, basketball, and soccer. Water polo players can typically swim over 1.5 miles in a game! Physiologists have ranked the sport as one of the most strenuous activities of all. In 1991, water polo was quoted as the “Best overall sport in terms of physiological demands placed on the athlete,” by a panel of physiology experts from all over the U.S.(Ludovise).

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Sierra Nevada Water Polo is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. Gifts to SNWP may be tax deductible under IRS guidelines. Consult your tax advisor. Federal ID 87-0813543.

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We have branched out from utilizing the reduced pool availability with the City of Reno to private pools, such as Hidden Valley Country Club, to better offer summer-time programs at a more convenient time of day for youths. SNWP supports the City of Reno endeavor to build a new pool at the Moana site, which we hope will allow for future water polo use.

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Board Members

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Dimitri Hallerbach

Dimitri Hallerbach is currently President of SNWP and has been a member of the SNWP board since 2012.  When not working to grow water polo in northern Nevada and the Sierras, he is the Managing Broker at Oliver Luxury Real Estate’s Reno office.  Dimitri has been serving commercial and residential real estate clients in Northern Nevada for over 10 years, in addition to his leadership of Oliver Luxury Real Estate’s Reno office.  Having grown up in Southern California, Dimitri played water polo in high school and briefly at Stanford University as part of the men’s water polo team.  He continues to play Masters Water Polo whenever he can!

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Dave Hoover

Dave Hoover is a lifelong resident of the Reno/Sparks area. Dave has been involved with water polo in the area since 1977. He played water polo for four years in high school and one year collegiately at the University of Massachusetts. Dave was the Washoe County School District boys high school water polo coach from 1988 through 1990. Dave played on the area master’s water polo team from 1985 through 2010. He has been a Sierra Nevada Water Polo board member for the past 10 years. Both of his boys participated in the program. He has coached club swimming since 1983 and continues to coach swimming at Reno High School. Dave is currently a Partner with New York Life.

John Pettibone

Business activities:  Chief Financial Officer, Certified Public Accountant, Strategist

Played water polo and swam for UC Berkeley 1973-1977.  Member of NCAA Men’s Championship Water Polo Teams in 1973 and 1975. Collegiate All American in Water Polo and in Swimming (relays).

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Tracy Young

Tracy began to play water polo in Washoe County in 1987. She continued on to play collegiately at SDSU. She played one year during college on the National Team. After a 20 plus year hiatus, she is back in the water, and so are her two kids! She recently played at Master’s Nationals at won gold with many of her college teammates! She is dedicated to growing SNWP in our community!

Richard Wait

Richard is a native Nevadan and has been a certified public accountant since 1986. Richard has served on the board of directors for Sierra Nevada Water Polo since the inception of the organization in 2008. Richard has played and coached water polo since 1974 and he continues to swim for fitness with the Sierra Nevada Masters swim club.

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What Our Players Say

Water polo has helped me with "better swimming and strengh, plus it's fun".

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Youth

"When I play I'm happy, it helps me with rid stress, and improves my swimming." I now know what it's like to be on a team, and it improves my sportsmanship. And I made some new friends

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Contact Us

Telephone: (775) 413-0760
Addres: 6566 S. McCarran Blvd., Suite A Reno, NV 89509
E-mail: info@snwaterpolo.org

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