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Re: Swimming and Diving

Postby PoconoPony » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:02 am

EastStang wrote:Actually to add men's and women's lacrosse, you have to add another 1/2 a women's sport due to Title IX. So, what other women's sport do you want to fund in addition to these two teams? Beach volleyball would be nice. Don't see us adding bowling, or shooting, or skiing.


There are virtually no other sports that do not involve large numbers of athletes. Softball is the sport most missing for future conference affiliations, but requires a number of athletes and mucho $$$$. Gymnastics, rifle and bowling would require lower numbers and could use out side campus facilities. Ice hockey and field hockey are simply sports where many athletes are not available particularly in Texas, would require extensive facilities and vast travel. I wonder if debate is and NCAA sport?
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Re: Swimming and Diving

Postby Maryland78 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:31 am

Maybe water polo...have other pool at rec center to train, as well.
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Re: Swimming and Diving

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Re: Swimming and Diving

Postby PoconoPony » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:19 am

Maryland78 wrote:Maybe water polo...have other pool at rec center to train, as well.


You cannot play water polo in a 4 foot deep pool.
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Re: Swimming and Diving

Postby DanFreibergerForHeisman » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:45 pm

PoconoPony wrote:
Maryland78 wrote:Maybe water polo...have other pool at rec center to train, as well.


You cannot play water polo in a 4 foot deep pool.

Yes you can. It's a lot easier too.
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Re: Swimming and Diving

Postby mtrout » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:07 pm

lol @ Dedman/rec dept and the athletics department cooperating on anything.
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Re: Swimming and Diving

Postby EastStang » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:20 am

I remember back in the 70's when some of our swimmers formed a Water Polo club and had a practice game with the Aggies nationally ranked team. Despite their inexperience, the speed of the Ponies kept them in the game. It was a pretty entertaining game.
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Swimming and Diving

Postby PonySnob » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:43 pm

EastStang wrote:I remember back in the 70's when some of our swimmers formed a Water Polo club and had a practice game with the Aggies nationally ranked team. Despite their inexperience, the speed of the Ponies kept them in the game. It was a pretty entertaining game.


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Re: Swimming and Diving

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Re: Swimming and Diving

Postby smustatesman » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:25 am

I remember Coach Barr teaching phys-ed class water polo back in 19701/71. And, OTP remember to keep your powder dry with your CB's.
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Re: Swimming and Diving

Postby PoconoPony » Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:53 pm

smustatesman wrote:I remember Coach Barr teaching phys-ed class water polo back in 19701/71. And, OTP remember to keep your powder dry with your CB's.


On limited occasions, CB would call for water polo at our 5:30 AM swim team practices in the mid 60s. Part of the team had played water polo in high school and the rest of us felt like we had simply engaged in an hour and one half of un-ending sprints. Talk about waking up in a hurry and finishing totally worn out.
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Re: Swimming and Diving

Postby Water Pony » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:00 am

PoconoPony wrote:
smustatesman wrote:I remember Coach Barr teaching phys-ed class water polo back in 19701/71. And, OTP remember to keep your powder dry with your CB's.


On limited occasions, CB would call for water polo at our 5:30 AM swim team practices in the mid 60s. Part of the team had played water polo in high school and the rest of us felt like we had simply engaged in an hour and one half of un-ending sprints. Talk about waking up in a hurry and finishing totally worn out.


Thanks, Pocono

I agree. The need to quickly sprint in water polo was surprisingly demanding. Short intervals were tough, but effective. Besides, catching a wet ball while moving was a great skill to master. Fun!
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