Monthly Archives: August 2021

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Last update: August 24, 2021

AUGUST 24, 2021: We have officially been approved to begin Fall Water Polo next month. Because the effort to restructure our 501c3 status has been delayed in Sacramento, we will run Fall water polo as another THS Water Polo fundraiser. Here are the particulars:

  • DATES: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9/8 thru 10/27
  • TIME: 6-7:30PM
  • LOCATION: Steve Feaver Aquatic Center at Turlock High School
  • USWP: All athletes and coaches must be registered with USA Water Polo. 2021 USWP memberships used last Summer are still good thru December 31, 2021.  Register with USWP here.  For those wanting to play Winter Polo come January will need to renew with USWP for 2022.
  • REGISTRATIONRegister for Fall Ball by completing this google form
  • COST: $175 donation for the 15 practices – Checks payable to *Turlock High School* with Water Polo on the memo line.

JUNE 17, 2021: Tonight marks the end of Session 2.  Both Sessions 1 and 2 have been outstanding with over 30 enthusiastic athletes!  If you are not yet in high school and interested in trying water polo, we have three more sessions to go beginning on Monday, June 21 (Session 3), Monday June 28 (Session 4) and Tuesday July 6 (final Session 5).

MAY 10, 2021: Due to the pandemic and our current state with the reopening process, we are not able to operate this summer as a traditional club as we did in Summer & Fall of 2019 and Winter 2019-20, pre-pandemic.

For Summer 2021 Turlock High Boys Water Polo is offering a series of weekly three-day introductory water polo clinics for pre-high school aged boys and girls, both new and returning to water polo at Turlock High’s Steve Feaver Aquatics Center.

Unfortunately, we are not able to run a “united” high school boys program for Turlock and Pitman boys. Both schools will/may run their own independent summer conditioning in preparation for the Fall ’21 high school season.

The post-pandemic plan is to return to the traditional club model by Fall 2021 (for pre-high school) and Winter 2021-22 (pre-HS and high school). By Summer 2022 the goal is to be back to the same comprehensive club model we had in 2019, offering youth water polo at all levels including introductory clinics and sending teams to the national Junior Olympic championships for boys and girls.

MARCH 7, 2021: Turlock United anticipates a return to action with our 2021 Summer Program. Details are still being worked out, but the plan is to offer a Pre-High School coed and High School Boys program in the evenings. An email went out to membership on March 8, 2021 offering some of those details. We will post info here as soon as we get approval by TUSD for water space.

JANUARY 3, 2021: T-United remains hopeful that we will be able to return to offering youth water polo in Turlock at some point during 2021.

AUGUST 31, 2020: We hope everyone is off to a great start to this unique school year.

MAY 19, 2020: Due to the virus, TUSD has announced it is closing all facilities to outside user groups for the duration of Summer 2020. This means that unfortunately we will not be offering any summer programs. TU hopes to return to action in the Fall for our pre-high school mixed group.

APRIL 19, 2020: With the schools remaining closed for the foreseeable future TU anticipates not being able to run Summer Program.

MARCH 20, 2020: With the schools closing due to the virus, our 2020 Summer Program appears to be in jeopardy. Please check back for updates.

MARCH 1, 2020: Summer Program information is becoming more clear. Practice begins April 28 for pre-high school mixed. For high school boys, practice will begin on May 12 after CIF-SJS Swim Champs.

FEBRUARY 10, 2020: Thank you to all athletes and their families who participated in Winter Program this last December, January and early-February. Yesterday was our final competition date and the conclusion of Turlock United’s first Winter season. We will take a break during Spring for HS Swim season and resume pre-season Summer Program practice late-April/early-May.

JANUARY 5, 2020: Winter Program practices resume this week with our first tournament for HS Boys next weekend and the first tournament for Pre-HS 14U and 12U on January 25 & 26.

NOVEMBER 25, 2019: Fall Program ‘19 is a wrap. These kids had some amazing growth over these last couple of months. We’ll take Thanksgiving week off and return for Winter Program on December 3.

JULY 16, 2019: Summer Program ‘19 has concluded. We had a great finish to the summer season as we had five squads competing at the Santa Cruz Classic where our 16U squad dropped a tough one in the Finals. As a first-year program, Turlock United had 80+ kids participating in our pre-high school and high school boys program and between 18U, 16U, 14U and 12U, T-United competed in nearly 100 summer games and scrimmages. We look forward to seeing the payoff during High School polo season. In the meantime, Fall Program will begin on September 17th for our pre-high school mixed kids.