The team has its competitive season in the fall, from September to November. In the spring, the team continues to practice and have occasional scrimmages, however it is not as much of a time commitment.
Is BC water polo only a club sport?
Yes. Although water polo at BC was a varsity sport until the early 2000s, it is currently only a club. This means that we are not able to offer scholarships nor help with admission to the school.
Is there any chance it will become a varsity sport at BC in the near future?
Although we would love to see this happen, there is no plan for the team to begin competing at the varsity level anytime soon.
Can I swim AND play club water polo?
Yes. There are many players on the team who swim for Boston College (at the varsity level) while also playing water polo. Since both teams compete in the fall, members of the swim team are occasionally forced to miss part of a weekend tournament for an important swim meet. Since there is no club swim team at Boston College, students not on the varsity swim team who wish to continue their swimming careers are restricted to the swim sets during water polo practice.
How much of a time commitment is club water polo?
We only have four two-hour long practices a week (due to limited pool time). There are three weekend tournaments, plus a few scrimmages. Thus, the time commitment is minimal, and players are expected to attend every practice.
Does it cost money to play on the team?
Usually, members of the team are asked to pay dues anywhere from $50-$300. This money goes toward hotels, buses, and equipment. However, the amount can be decreased depending on the service the team does throughout the year. Boston College offers the team the chance to earn money for cleaning the stadium after a football game, setting up for volleyball games, etc.
Are there tryouts for the team?
Since we have a very large team and interest continues to grow, we do have a tryout process before the fall and spring seasons. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about tryout dates.