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

 A Non-Profit
Water Polo Club

American River Water Polo Club

Rafael Ruano

Head Boy's 12U Coach

Personal Information:

  • Personal Information: Born December 15, 1976 in Montevideo, Uruguay.
  • Rio Americano High School '95.
  • Stanford University B.A. International Relations '99.
  • Pacific McGeorge School of Law JD '05.
  • Currently heads the estate planning division of Goyette & Associates, specializing in families with small to mid-size estates.
  • Married to Rachel Ruano in 2004; our son’s Mati, Lucas, Nicolas and Andres

Water Polo Experience:

  • Founder and Club Director of American River Water Polo Club;
  • Head Coach, USA National Women's Youth Team, 2004-2006;
  • Head Coach, Central California Zone Youth Women's Team, 2001-2004;
  • Head Coach, Rio Americano HS Girls Water Polo 1998-current
  • 6-time CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Champion;
  • Central California Development Coach of the Year, 2000 and 2005;
  • Sacramento Bee Coach of the Year, 1999, 2001, 2004