AGM – ILWP & BAP/RAP

November 19, 2020

‘I Love Water Polo’

There were 52 participants registered for ILWP as of September 23, 2019:

  • 17 for Sunday afternoons only,
  • 20 for both Wednesdays and Sundays, and
  • 15 for Wednesday evenings only.

There were seven program change forms received by the end of November for participants moving from ILWP to semi competitive. One participant went back down to ILWP.

A short survey was sent out to all Open House participants (33) in September 2019. Several families had more than one child attend the open house. Twelve responses were received. Highlights included:

  • 10 respondents indicated they planned on registering their child,
  • 7 respondents indicated they heard about the open house from a current club member,
  • 4 respondents indicated they heard about the open house on FB (2) & Twitter (2), and
  • a few respondents indicated the open house was poorly organized & chaotic.

A total of 20 open house participants registered for a RWPA program:

  • 15 for ILWP,
  • 3 for semi competitive, and
  • 1 for admiral.

There were 28 participants registered for ILWP as of January 7, 2019. The Board decided to run the winter 2020 ILWP session to include a total of 15 identified lessons, as opposed to weekly on Wednesdays & Sundays with an option to include one or both. This was done to accommodate the NCL schedule as ILWP coaches are elite players. Water Polo Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development model recommends that ILWP be coached by the ILWP coach and for many clubs, this includes competitive athletes.

There were 21 participants registered for the open house in January 2020. Approximately half registered. The January open house was done differently. Instead of inviting parents to an information session while their child was in the water, parents & participants were invited to a condensed question & answer session after their child’s time in the water. The intent was to allow parents to see how our programming is different than swimming lessons and other aquatic offerings. Children were giving coloring sheets and snacks to keep them occupied.

There are 25 sessional members and 21 provincial members (for a total of 46) identified on the WPS invoice for the fall session. There are 26 sessional members and 8 provincial members (for a total of 34) identified on the WPS invoice for the winter session. The difference between the two is whether they played in any PL events. If so, they are identified as provincial members.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the winter 2020 ILWP session was cut short.

Crystal Semple began transitioning the ILWP coordinator role to Jake Morris during the winter session as she indicated she would be stepping back from the role.

BAP / RAP / CAP

BAP / RAP is only offered for 10 weeks in the fall and 10 weeks in the winter. Participants have the option to register for both sessions at the start of the season or for each session.

  • 20 participants opted to register for both sessions,
  • 5 participants opted to register for the fall session only, and
  • 10 participants opted to register for the winter session only.

There are 19 club members (thee fall, nine season, seven winter) identified on the WPS invoice. These are BAP/RAP participants that only attended RWPA practices and did not play in provincials. There are 15 (four fall, 11 season) provincial members identified on the WPS invoice. These are BAP/RAP participants that played in provincials in December.

CAP athletes are invited to attend these practices; however few do. There are eight CAP participants identified on the WPS invoice, seven are competitive members allowing them to play in NCL events with TeamSask and one is a provincial member.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the winter session was cut short.