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2021 Collegiate Men’s National Club Water Polo Championships at Huntsville Aquatics Center

Huntsville, AL – The Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) 2021 Men’s National Club Water Polo Championship tournament will be held at the Huntsville Aquatics Center November 12-14. Sixteen teams from 15 divisions across the country will compete for the national club title.

The University of Alabama Water Polo Club is the host club representing the CWPA Southeast Division and receives an automatic bid to the tournament. The University of Alabama Water Polo Club is the three-time defending Southeast Division champion. The Huntsville Sports Commission and the Huntsville Water Polo Association are serving as the local co-hosts for the tournament.

The CWPA Club Divisions are the Southeast, Missouri Valley, Pacific Coast, Southwest, Rocky Mountain, Big Ten, Florida, Mid Atlantic, Sierra Pacific, Texas, New England, Great Lakes, New York, Atlantic and Northwest Divisions.

Teams traveling to Huntsville for the CWPA Men’s National Club Water Polo Championship tournament include the University of Alabama, McKendree University, University of California-Berkeley, University of Colorado, Georgia Tech, Michigan State University, Cornell University, University of California-San Diego, Oregon State University, University of Pennsylvania, Boston College, University of Southern California, University of Virginia, Florida State University and Washington University in St. Louis.

The tournament will take place at the Huntsville Aquatics Center Competition Pool Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. The championship match will be held Sunday, November 14 at approximately 12:45 p.m.

Spectators are welcome to attend. A three-day tournament pass is $25, a day pass is $10 and children 12 & under are free. Seniors (65+) and UA students can purchase a $10 tournament pass and a $5 day pass with proof of identification. The Huntsville Aquatics Center is a mask-preferred facility and fans are asked to observe social distancing.


The Collegiate Water Polo Association is a non-profit athletic conference comprised of four-year colleges and universities. Unlike other conferences, the CWPA is comprised of both varsity and collegiate club programs which compete for a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) or National Collegiate Club (NCCC) Championship. For more information contact Mike Reilly, President of Huntsville Water Polo Association at 256-509-7496 hsvwaterpolo@gmail.com or Nick Ward, President University of Alabama Water Polo Club at naward@crimson.ua.edu

The Huntsville Sports Commission is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), organization that promotes and enhances the quality of life in Huntsville by identifying, recruiting, promoting and staging sports events and meetings. For more information, contact Brooke Izzo, Director of Marketing & Communications, 256-883-3769, brooke.izzo@huntsvilleal.gov.