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St Louis, MO: Jun 4-5, 2022

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MICDS - Steward Family Aquatic Center  
101 North Warson RdSt. Louis, MO 6312
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4 PM 
Sunday   9:00 AM - 4PM

 

ALL STAR COACHES 

Genai Kerr - USA Olympian 

Carin Crawford - San Diego State University (Women's Head Coach)

Miguel Figueras - SLAP & USAWP ODP (Head Coach) 

Colleen Lischwe - McKendree University (Men's & Women's Head Coach)

*Other guest coaches, athletes and referees.  

Check-In Saturday 8:30 - 8:45 AM
Park in Lot A (North Lot Off of Warson Road) 
Enter Building #29 Through New Main Entrance 
Walk Down Stairs on Left  to Enter Locker Room & Access the Pool Deck  
Bring - Suit, Towel, Water Bottle, Lunch & Healthy Snacks
1 hour Lunch Break
Bonus College Talk Saturday 4 - 5 pm
Designed to help high school athletes & parents navigate the transition to college
 

OLYMPIC EXPERIENCE

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Want your kids to be personally trained and mentored by an Olympian?

 

5meter Water Polo Camps give them an unique opportunity to experience the lifestyle, nutrition and training of an Olympian. They also get practical training tips and drills designed by some of the best coaches in the world.

 Train with USA Water Polo Olympians

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE 

  • World class drills and training
  • Open to all genders and levels of ability 
  • Complete immersion in Olympian lifestyle and training regime
  • Emphasis on game appreciation and fundamentals

Designed by the top coaches and athletes in the country, the camp provides in-water instruction to make an immediate impact on an athlete’s game. Young athletes will have the opportunity to learn first hand how Olympic Athletes train, meet their nutritional needs, and balance their lives.

 

We want our campers to come home with experiences that enrich both the quality of their play and their life through a better understanding and greater appreciation for sport. They will  develope new techniques and a heightened level of self-confidence.

WHAT TO EXPECT

5meter Water Polo Camps and Clinics provide the highest level of individualized coaching for aspiring water polo athletes. Whether you are learning the rules of water polo and how to eggbeater or preparing for college level competition, we have the best water polo camp for you. Upon arrival at camp, campers are placed in groups with other players having similar abilities and goals. Our camp staff will do their best to accommodate your needs, keeping in consideration your experience and desire to improve.

CAMP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Superior instruction from USA Olympians and College Coaches
  • Olympians get in the pool with you to demonstrate and lead drills
  • Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
  • Position Specific Training for Divers, Shooters, Goalies & 2 Meter Offense & Defense
  • Water Polo specific dry-land training. 

GENAI KERR

Genai Kerr 5meter Water Polo Coach

 

Genai Kerr is a USA Water Polo Olympian, coach, mentor, and true ambassador of the sport. Genai was a member of the United States Men's National Water Polo Team for 12 years and played in the 2004 Athens Olympics, 2003 & 2007 Pan American Gold Medal games, and multiple World Championships. He has coached at every level from Splashball to college and National Teams. He is a USAWP Sport Growth Manager, FINA Subject Expert, and consultant with a variety of countries.

Genai Kerr 5meter Water Polo Camp Coach

CARIN CRAWFOD

CARIN CRAWFORD


Entering her 21st season at the helm of San Diego State water polo, Carin Crawford continues on her mission to keep the Aztecs as a top contender in women's collegiate water polo.

 

Crawford has guided the Scarlet and Black to a top-20 national finish in each of her 20 years, including 17 top-10 finishes. During her tenure, the Aztecs have amassed 44 All-America honors, including for the fifth time, a school-record four in 2016. Her players have garnered 56 all-conference honors, including three of the four times that team has had five players earn the distinction after a season. In addition, her players have earned 80 Association of College Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) All-Academic Team awards and 86 conference all-academic team awards.

In 2017, Crawford coached the Aztecs to their fourth straight Golden Coast Conference (GCC) regular-season title after posting a 7-0 record in league action, making them 26-0 in GCC games at that point and after the 2020 season, shortened after 18 games due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Crawford’s teams are 39-4 in GCC matchups.

 

In 2016, SDSU captured its first conference tournament crown, which gave it the league's automatic berth to the NCAA Championship, where it finished in eighth place and ultimately a No. 14 final national ranking. In January 2017, and then once again in 2018, she was named a USA Water Polo Sandy Nitta Distinguished Coaching Award recipient for the Pacific Southwest Zone for 2016 and 2017.

 

Crawford first guided SDSU into the national spotlight in 2007, as the team earned its first-ever at-large bid to the NCAA Championship. The Aztecs ended up placing fourth at the tournament and finished the campaign with a then-program record 29 victories.

 

In 2008, Crawford led the Scarlet and Black to a second consecutive NCAA tournament. The Aztecs finished in fifth place to post its second straight top-five effort. For the second year in a row, Crawford's team finished their campaign with a school record for wins with 31. In addition, Crawford earned her 200th career victory with a win over Maryland at the UCSD Triton Invitational.

 

Prior to water polo becoming an NCAA championship sport in 2001, the Aztecs advanced to the National Collegiate Water Polo Championship in Crawford's first two seasons, finishing fifth (1999) and sixth (2000). A year later, Crawford's Aztec team took second at the postseason National Collegiate Select Tournament.

 

Crawford's coaching and playing experience has provided the foundation from which she has built the Aztec women's water polo program. Prior to her arrival on Montezuma Mesa, Crawford served as head coach of the San Diego Mesa College women's water polo team from 1996-98 and guided them to a berth in the 1996 SoCal Championships, while coaching two players to All-America honors during her two seasons.

 

As coach of the Sunset San Diego Girls water polo club, Crawford assisted in building one of the premier club programs in the nation. The Sunset Girls were perennial medalists in every age group at the National Junior Olympics Water Polo Tournament from 1996-98. As a player for the Sunset Senior Women's team, Crawford was a four-time All-American, helping her team win nine Senior National Championship titles.

 

While a member of the United States National Team from 1989 to 1992, Crawford participated in four U.S. Olympic Festivals, earning two gold medals, a silver and a bronze. Through her participation on the national team, she traveled to Hungary, Holland, Australia and New Zealand, accumulating international playing experience.

 

During her collegiate career, Crawford was a co-captain for UC San Diego and received All-America honors in 1988 and 1989. She graduated cum laude in 1989 and returned to earn her master's degree in U.S. history in 1992, while also competing on the U.S. National Team.

 

As a former athlete representative to USA Water Polo, Crawford has worked at the grassroots level to raise the status of women's water polo to an Olympic and NCAA championship sport. Her contributions paid off when women's water polo was included in the 2000 Olympics and was recognized as an NCAA championship sport in 2001.

 

A native of Albuquerque, N.M., Crawford attended Valley High School. She enjoys surfing, gardening and spending time with her husband, Jack, and two sons, Jackson and Shane. The family resides in San Diego.

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COACH MIGUEL FIGUERAS

Miguel Figueras Water Polo Coach

Miguel lives in St. Louis with his wife and two sons, both of whom he taught at Wilson. He is an accomplished water polo player and coach, serving as the Assistant Coach for the US Water Polo Men’s Development National team and the head water polo coach for Desmet Jesuit High School Club, Club Director for the St. Louis Area Polo and the USA Water Polo Chairperson, Midwest Zone.

COACH COLLEEN LISCHWE

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Colleen Lischwe serves as the head coach of both the men’s and women’s water polo teams at McKendree University. After serving as the program Graduate Assistant in its inaugural year, she was named the head coach for the women's water polo program in February 2017 and in June of 2018, Lischwe was named head coach for the men’s water polo program. She is currently the only female head coach of a men’s NCAA water polo program. 

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On the women’s side, in her first season with McKendree, Lischwe was selected as the 2017 CWPA Midwest Division Coach of the Year. She took over the reins of the program as head coach in February 2017 and led the Bearcats to their first Midwest Division Championship match. The following season, Lischwe lead the Bearcats to a 9-16 record in their first season as a varsity program as a part of the WWPA Conference where they placed 7th overall. Lischwe coached Emily Westlove who was given the program’s first All-American nod. Most recently, Lischwe helped the 2019 Bearcats to an 11-15 record, their winningest season to date.

After serving as assistant coach to the men’s program for its first two seasons, Lischwe became head coach of the team in June 2018 and delivered the team’s most successful season in program history. Lischwe lead the team to their first winning season in 2018, finishing with a 15-13 record overall. During her first season at the helm, Lischwe earned the 2018 Coach of the Year Award at the CWPA DII Championships and was presented with the Dick Russell Coach of the Year Award at the 2018 MAWPC-West Conference Championships. Additionally, McKendree won their first MAWPC-West Conference Championship, ending the 20-game winning streak of Gannon University along the way and defeating Salem International University in the finals. Following the win, McKendree made their first appearance at the MAWPC Championship Tournament. Lischwe coached Joseph Mahan to earn the program’s first men’s All-American award. In 2018 Lischwe was honored with the 2018 Monte Nitzkowski Distinguished Coaching Award for the Midwest Zone by USA Water Polo.

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As a player, Lischwe had a successful high school and college playing career. Named Missouri High School Female Player of the Year from 2005-2007, Lischwe was named to numerous All-Conference and All-District teams. Following her high school career, Lischwe starred at Marist College, a Division I program in Poughkeepsie, NY. As a starter and successful player for the Red Foxes, the attacker helped lead the team two MAAC conference championships. During her time at Marist, Lischwe competed in the NCAA National Championship tournament twice, finishing eighth in 2008 and seventh in 2009.

Prior to coaching at McKendree, Lischwe served as the head water polo coach at Kirkwood High School in St. Louis, MO. Additionally, Lischwe acted as the Midwest Zone Women's Cadet Coach for from 2010-2016 through the USA Water Polo's Olympic Development Program and will reprise this role in 2019. In addition to her collegiate coaching duties, Colleen also coaches both the boys and girls groups at St. Louis Area Polo, a club team in her home town of St. Louis, Missouri.

In 2018, Colleen received her masters of business administration from McKendree University.

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JEFF PASSWATER

Austin College Men's & Women's Coach

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MICDS - Steward Family Aquatic Center  
101 North Warson RdSt. Louis, MO 6312
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4 PM 
Sunday   9:00 AM - 4PM

 

ALL STAR COACHES 

Genai Kerr - USA Olympian 

Carin Crawford - San Diego State University (Women's Head Coach)

Miguel Figueras - SLAP & USAWP ODP (Head Coach) 

Colleen Lischwe - McKendree University (Men's & Women's Head Coach)

*Other guest coaches, athletes and referees.  

Check-In Saturday 8:30 - 8:45 AM
Park in Lot A (North Lot Off of Warson Road) 
Enter Building #29 Through New Main Entrance 
Walk Down Stairs on Left  to Enter Locker Room & Access the Pool Deck  
Bring - Suit, Towel, Water Bottle, Lunch & Healthy Snacks
1 hour Lunch Break
Bonus College Talk Saturday 4 - 5 pm
Designed to help high school athletes & parents navigate the transition to college