News and Announcements
Hello Tsunami Families,
Registration for the 2018-19 Tsunami Season is now open!
We are excited to announce that many of our key coaches will be returning next season including our Head Coach and NCL Female Coach, Raine Paul, who spent time this summer in Montreal being mentored by Senior National Team coaches and staff!
Early-bird registration will be available to athletes who complete the online registration by August 14th at midnight. To be eligible for the early-bird discount, athlete accounts must be up-to-date with no outstanding balances.
Athletes will be asked to make a non-refundable deposit with their early-bird registration. For NCL athletes, this deposit will be applied to their travel account. For U10/12/14 athletes, this deposit will be applied to the athlete’s registration fee.
2018-19 Registration: http://www.edmontontsunami.com/forms/18206-2018-19-Tsunami-Registration
*Please note that these fees do not include the AWPA/WPC insurance fee
If you have any questions regarding our 2018-19 registration, please email Tsunami President Kelly Thorne (email@example.com) who will direct your question to the appropriate board member.
Go Tsunami Go!
2018 Water Polo @ The Lake
Tsunami is thrilled to host “Water Polo at the Lake” for the second summer! This camp is an awesome opportunity for athletes to work on individual skills and experience water polo in a truly unique setting. Grab your sleeping bag and sunscreen and join us this August as we make lasting memories at Long Lake! What better way to end your summer than an exciting four-day water polo camp at one of Alberta’s cleanest lakes.
The 2018 camp will be co-hosted by coaches Raine Paul and Mat Constantin with assistant coaches to be announced mid July. Both Raine and Mat coached at the 2017 camp and are excited to elevate the camp this summer. With more than 12 hours of water polo skill instruction, other camp activities will also be offered throughout the week. Canoeing, distance lake swims, dry-land exercises, campfires, and teamwork games are just a few of the exciting activities planned.
To improve on the camp from last summer, the dates for the camp this year have been moved to August 1-5. This is the warmest week at the camp all summer so water temperatures will be higher than last summer. Transportation, accommodation, food, and a camp t-shirt are all included with your registration.
With only 40 spots available we encourage you to register ASAP to reserve your spot. Camp requires 20 athletes to run and registration will close at noon on July, 17th.
Who: Athletes born in 2003-2007
When: Wednesday, August 1st (5 pm drop-off at Kinsmen Sports Centre) – Sunday, August 5th (return to Kinsmen Sports Centre at 4pm)
Where: Long Lake Outdoor Education Centre (90 minutes North of Edmonton)
Cost: $600 (includes transportation, accommodation, food, activities, and a camp t-shirt)
Registration Deadline: July 17th at 12:00 pm
Please contact Coach Raine with any questions. We hope to see you there!
Hello Tsunami! As we approach another beautiful summer in Edmonton, Tsunami will be running outdoor practices for June, July, and August! With a variety of different practices available, we hope to see everyone throughout the summer.
We welcome athletes to invite their friends, neighbours, and family members to practice with them! In fact, we will be handing out two 50% Off Registration prizes at the end of the summer! Every time you refer someone to try water polo this summer, or bring a buddy to practice, you increase your chances to win! The athlete with the most referrals at the end of the summer will win the first 50% Off Voucher. We will do a random draw for the second voucher. Every time you bring a different friend to practices your name will be entered. The more times your name is entered, the better your chances are to win!
Masters @ Mill Creek
Practice Times: Wednesday (9-10 pm) and Saturday (10-11 am)
Months: June, July, and August
Age Groups: NCL and Masters
Location: Mill Creek Outdoor Pool
Polo Pups @ Mill Creek
Practice Times: Saturdays 10-11 am
Months: June, July, and August
Age Groups: U8 and U10 (2008 and younger)
Location: Mill Creek Outdoor Pool
Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Practices
Practice Times: Tuesdays 7-8 pm
Age Groups: U12, U14, and U16 (Athletes born 2003-2007)
Location: Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Pool
Oliver Outdoor Practices
Practice Times: Sundays 11 am – 12 pm
Age Groups: U12, U14, and U16 (Athletes born 2003-2007)
Location: Oliver Outdoor Pool
The Edmonton Tsunami U19 Girls ended their season on a high after a huge upset win over the defending National Champions, CAMO, to win the 2018 bronze medal at the National Championships!
Congratulations to this dedicated, passionate, and talented group of young women. You set a fantastic example for all your Tsunami teammates about what it means to embody our club values of growTh, reSpect, attitUde, excelleNce, dedicAtion, teaM, and passIon.
Not bad for Tsunami’s first appearance at the Canadian NCL National Championships!
On behalf of everyone at Tsunami, congratulations! Go Tsunami Go!
Provincial and Western Championship Results
After a busy month of tournaments, Tsunami is excited to share with its members the many club successes at Provincial and Western Championships. Congratulations to all U12, U14, U16, and U19 athletes! Your dedication, hard work, and passion for the game were evident throughout the year. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Year-End Awards Banquet on June 10th where we will celebrate the amazing teams and athletes at Tsunami!
The Tsunami* U12 Boys* team is definitely an energetic group, which served them well at Provincials when they needed to play four (yes, FOUR) games in one day! The team ended their season with a nail-biter versus the Edmonton Thunderbirds. Finishing just one goal shy of a bronze medal, the U12 boys played with intensity, confidence, and unity to close out their season. Congratulations Dylan, Lucas, Lars, Nolan, Alex, Maxsim, Nandor, Leo, Truman, Andrej, Noa, Isiah, Titus, Maksim, Patrick, and Nikki!
This season our U12 and U14 female teams partnered with the Parkland Polo Bears to form the Tsunami Bears! Arguably the most enthusiastic team in the entire league, the U12 Tsunami Bear girls really came together this season and were always an exciting team to watch. Join us in congratulating the 2018 Alberta Water Polo Provincial Champions: The Tsunami Bears! Relying on their speed, energy, and shut-down defence, the Tsunami Bears defeated the Edmonton Thunderbirds in a close 7-4 gold medal final! Congratulations to Tsunami athletes Kendra, Caysi, Perrine, Kennedy, and Keely, as well as our Parkland teammates Madeline, Rosa, Penny, Madison, Elaine, Taiah, and Haley!
The Alberta U14 Boys competitive field was incredibly close this season with the Provincial Podium being a possibility for all teams. Tsunami started the day with a showcase of defensive strength on both sides with only four goals to be scored in the entire game! Unfortunately, our U14s struggled to find the back of the net and fell 3-1 to the Calgary Wild. After a strong comeback performance against the Calgary Destroyers, the U14 boys also finished their season off with a great game against the Edmonton Thunderbirds and a 7-5 victory! Throughout the season the Tsunami U14 Boys showed resilience, determination, and a strong bond as a team. Great season Daniel, Will, Niksa, Sean, Fin, Sean, Luc, Wyatt, Sandro, and Maksim!
The* U14 Tsunami Bear girls* team is young, but man are they fierce! With only three athletes at the top of the age bracket, this team is possibly the most improved team at our club this season! With some fantastic leadership from the team’s “seniors”, Tsunami Bears took home the 2018 silver medal at the Provincial Championships which qualified them for the U14 Western Championships in Edmonton. Now competing with the top U14 teams from across Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and BC, Tsunami Bears were ready to bring it! The girls played with pride, teamwork, and fervor to bring home a 6th place finish. Congratulations to our ever enthusiastic U14 girls: Ella, Darby, Chiara, Lilia, Amber, Rory, Brianna, Lauren, Tessa, Caysi, Kennedy, Keely, Kendra, Taiah, and Penny!
For the first time, Tsunami entered a team in the Alberta Water Polo Youth League this season. Tsunami’s U16 Boys team played against a tough field of teams throughout the year and always focused on playing their game. Alberta Open was an exciting weekend for the boys where their resiliency was tested. After a tough opening day, the boys battled back to bring home the bronze medal at the tournament! This season’s U16 boys are spirited and competitive. Congratulations Idreese, Alex, James, Finn, Blake, Drake, Santiago, Sean, Will, Luc, Sean, Sandro, and Wyatt! Tsunami also had three boys compete in the U16 NCL with the Calgary Torpedoes. James, Drake, and Finn, congratulations on an awesome season and fourth place finish at Westerns!
With the strongest regular season performance of any of Tsunami NCL team, our U16 Girls were a force to be reckoned with all year! Ranked second after the 20-game regular season, Tsunami was determined to bring home a medal in what was a very, very competitive U16 female division. With six out of the eight games at the Western Championships being determined by just one goal, all teams were going to need to fight for a podium spot which is exactly what Tsunami did. Finding themselves in the bronze medal match Sunday morning, the girls were hungry for the win. As a testament to just how close the season was, the bronze medal would be determined in a shootout. After a thrilling four-round shootout against Fraser Valley, Tsunami girls became back-to-back U16 Western Championship bronze medalists! Congratulations Alia, Lexi, Riley, Julianna, Mckenna, Bella, Ella, Abby, Cassidy, Gabby, Robyn, Gabrielle, Darby, Amber, and Lilia!
Tsunami also competed in the Alberta Youth League this season. Utilizing this platform for development, the Youth League Girls all experienced incredible improvement throughout the year! Typically playing without any subs, our Youth team was always ready to give it their all and showed great support for their teammates. Congratulations on your Youth League bronze medal Genna, Abby, Bella, Mckenna, Riley, Darby, and Chiara!
Tsunami’s U19 Boys combined with the Calgary Wild this season to compete in the Western NCL as the Tsunami-Wild. With all our U19 male athletes in either grade 12 or taking university classes, we applaud our U19 boys for their success as student-athletes. You set a terrific example for our younger generations! The Tsunami-Wild ended their season with an incredible display of grit and pride. After falling to the Calgary Torpedoes 10-5 at the half, our boys fought back in an exciting and faced-paced third and fourth quarters. Finishing just one goal shy (13-12 for the Calgary Torpedoes), Tsunami-Wild won the second half 7-3. Congratulations Milan, Diego, Moco, and Ethan on not just a great season, but a fantastic career with our club!
Tsunami’s U19 Girls made history this season by becoming the first Edmonton team to EVER qualify for NCL National Championships! This team set a very ambitious goal for themselves in September: Qualify for Nationals. Throughout the year these girls stayed focused on this goal and displayed unwavering dedication, an incredible work ethic, and a constant drive to compete to their potential. Entering Western Championships with a third-seed ranking, Tsunami knew their Nationals goal was within reach. Facing Pacific Storm in the semi-final with a spot at Nationals on the line, our girls did not let our 6-1 season record against Storm intimidate us. The game plan was simple: Win each quarter. First quarter: 3-2 Tsunami. Second quarter: 2-1 Tsunami. Third quarter: 3-1 Tsunami. Fourth quarter: 2-1 Tsunami. With a final score of 10-5, Tsunami secured a place at Nationals! Tsunami’s U19 girls are preparing and excited for Nationals in Montreal later this month. Congratulations Julia, Veronica, Taylor, Agustina, Lindy, Natalie, Gabby, Robyn, Cassidy, Alia, and Lexi! The girls are currently fundraising for Nationals, check-out their GoFundMe page! https://www.gofundme.com/support-tsunami-go-to-nationals