Waterpolo at Barnstaple Swimming Club
Barnstaple Swimming Club have had a very successful Water Polo Section right back to the days of Rock Park Open air pool featuring current club stalwarts Mike Bennett and Roy Marlborough in the team.
North Devon Dolphins formed by ex Barnstaple Swimming Coach Cyril Webber also had great success both in Devon County and Junior competitions further afield. These teams merged in the 1980s.
With the opening of North Devon Leisure Centre in 1967, both teams had use of what remains one of the best pools for Water Polo in the South West with its Deep all over 25m six lane pitch.
The club competes at Senior, Under 19, Under 17, Under 15, Mini Polo (Under 12) and Female in the Devon League, Western County Knock Out and occasional national competitions as well as Devon/Cornwall series of monthly friendly tournaments in the Winter.
We are lucky to retain the full support of the swimming club and combined with our deep pool and involvement of most of our players in surfing and surf- life- saving we tend to play an open passing and swimming game.
Come along on a Thursday evening to meet the team and join in!