The Edmonton Tsunami Water Polo Club is thrilled to announce Marina Radu as our new Head Coach! Marina has been a key piece of our coaching team for the past four seasons and we are confident that under her leadership Tsunami will continue to thrive as one of Canada’s premier water polo programs.
“I am proud to be moving forward with Tsunami Water Polo; a club that puts athlete growth first. Coaches, athletes and families working in unison to achieve results in building great teams, athletes and strong individuals learning life skills and experiences is always something worth striving for.”
– Marina Radu, EWPC Head Coach
Marina has an extensive water polo resume as both an athlete and a coach. As a member of the Canadian Women’s Senior National Team for 13 years, Marina has competed at every major water polo event possible. In addition to competing at the 2004 Athens Olympics, Marina attended countless Pan American Games and World Championships throughout her career. Marina was recently inducted into the Canadian Water Polo Hall of Fame (Class of 2022) as a member of the 2003 Junior National Team which won gold at the 2003 Junior World Championships. This is the only world championship title ever won by a Canadian team. Prior to her National Team career Marina grew up in Montreal where she won numerous National Club Championships with DDO and CAMO.
Since retiring from the National Team in 2017 Marina has continued to impact the Canadian water polo landscape through her contributions as a coach. Marina currently works with Team Canada as an assistant coach for the Junior Women’s National Team which is set to compete at the Junior Pan American Games in Indiana next month. Marina is also a three-time Team Alberta coach and coaches with the Edmonton Regional Development Center (RDC). Marina has made a strong impact at our club since joining the coaching team in 2019. Her water polo expertise, professionalism and passion for the sport is evident every time she steps on the pool deck. This past season Marina led our U15 Boys to the club’s first ever male NCL medal when they took bronze at the 2022 Western Championships. Marina’s dedication to the club, passion for coaching and experience are just a few of the strengths she will bring to the club in her role as head coach.
“I could not be more excited to welcome Marina as Tsunami’s new Head Coach. Marina is one of the most caring, organized and committed coaches I know. It has been a privilege to coach alongside her for the past few seasons and I know that Tsunami is in good hands moving forward.”
– Raine Paul, EWPC Head Coach 2016 – 2022
Join us as we congratulate Marina on her new role with the club. We look forward to watching water polo in the Edmonton region continue to thrive under Marina’s leadership. Marina began acting as Head Coach on June 1, 2022.
Great news! Congratulations Marina!
It is with extreme confidence and tremendous relief that Tsunami can continue to build on the positive culture and high performance that has been fostered over the past several years.
Congratulations Marina! Your Oma would be so proud of the fabulous woman you have become and all you have accomplished, including this most recent achievement.