Striving to instill discipline, teamwork, commitment and confidence
in our athletes.

 A Non-Profit
Water Polo Club

American River Water Polo Club

The 10 & Under Coed team is meant to be an introductory level of competitive club play. Open to boys and girls 4th grade & Under (10U). This is the youngest competitive team in our club and is open to introduce young water polo players to club water polo by laying a foundation of fundamental skills, character and value lessons, and plenty of water polo fun. We are not looking for the biggest and fastest kids at age 8, 9 or 10 (though we will gladly welcome them!), but rather kids that love the water and are looking for a fun, team sport to play while in the pool. Good swimming ability is essential, as water polo is hard to enjoy if you are barely able to keep up with the other players.

Prior experience with American River WPC is not required, though good swimming ability is a must. Athletes who are unsure if they will be able to keep up or if they will enjoy this level of water polo are encouraged to register and attend the first practice.

10U Competitive Coed Team


Who: Boys and Girls age 10 or under as of August 1, 2018 with good swimming ability eager to learn the tough but incredibly fun and rewarding sport of water polo

What: Two practices a week from mid-May through the end of July with a few opportunities to play other 10U coed teams (scheduled to avoid Saturday rec swim meets).

When:  Spring and/or Summer Sessions

Spring- March 13- May 6th

      Practices will be Tues/Thurs from 6:00-7:00

​      Athletes will participate in the Spring Youth League at no extra cost

               Sunday, Games and practices are a bonus!

                             Youth League Game days April 15, 29 & May 6.

Summer- May 8 - July 20th  
*No practices July 2rd - 5th

         Practices Tues/Thurs 6:00-7:15pm at Rio 
         Athletes will participate in the Summer Youth League Game Days
               Summer Youth League Game days Friday, June 29, July 13 & 20th 

Where: All at Rio Americano High School

Cost: Spring and summer 10U Team $275

            Spring only $150

            Summer only $180

Coach: The 10 and Under program will be led by Rafael Ruano.  Raf is the American River WPC President and has 20+ years coaching experience working with boys and girls of all ages. He will be assisted by other ARWPC coaches and athletes.

NEED MORE INFORMATION: We will hold a parent meeting on Sunday, Feb 25th for all competitive athletes.  Please stop by from  Parent meeting Sunday, February 26th -The Veteran's Memorial Hall @ Carmichael Park- 5750 Grant Ave, Carmichael
10U & All Girls Teams- 6:00-7:00pm
 You can also address questions to Rafael Ruano, 10&U Coach, at 

Junior Olympics:  July 26-29 in San Jose, CA –  American River Water Polo Club is planning to take a 10U Coed team to USA Water Polo’s marquee event, National Junior Olympics, for the 9th consecutive year. This is a great opportunity for our young athletes to compete against teams from across the country in a festival atmosphere. ARWPC’s goal in sending a team is to expose as many young boys and girls to national-caliber water polo and have a fun and memorable experience. Participation in Junior Olympics is not required to participate in the summer 10U program. There is a separate fee for participation in Junior Olympics to cover entry fee and coaches’ travel costs (estimated about $185 depending on number of athletes on team).