BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Two-time Olympian and Gold Medalist Brad Schumacher, co-founder of Kap7, will host a water polo clinic on Saturday, November 19, at Princeton University's DeNunzio Pool in Princeton, N.J., as part of the 2016 Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) Championship. The clinic is open to all male and female athletes between the ages of 10-18 and collegiate club players.
Sponsored by American Water Polo (AWP), the clinic will run from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at a cost of $65 per person. Checks should be made out to: American Water Polo and mailed to: Collegiate Water Polo Association, 129 W. 4th Street, Bridgeport, Pa. 19405
Individuals who attend the clinic will also receive four tickets for the NWPC Championship, a NWPC Championship program, a Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) knit hat, American Water Polo (AWP) and CWPA decals, the clinic instruction and a photo with Schumacher.
A former freestyle swimmer, Schumacher won two gold medals as a member of the United States Men's 4x100 meter and 4x200 meter Freestyle Relay Teams at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. Four years later, he was a member of the US Men's Water Polo Team that placed in sixth place at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
The only aquatics athlete in the world to become a world champion in both swimming and water polo, he competed in the 1998 World Championships in both sports to become the first athlete to compete simultaneously at the World Class level since Bob Hughes at the 1956 Olympic Games.
He joined an elite group of athletes to compete in both sports at a world championship level as only Duke Khanamoku, Johnny Weissmuller, Bob Hughes and Matt Biondi also competed in water polo and swimming on the world level.
Schumacher has not strayed far from his roots as he co-founded with fellow Olympian Wolf Wigo Kap7, Inc., a commercial pool equipment and supply company, and serves as head coach of SET Water Polo Club in South Orange County, California.
Release courtesy Collegiate Water Polo Association