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Vanguard Aquatics - The Fastest GrowingWater Polo Club in Orange County

Our Expertise

Over 25 Years Of Water Polo Experience

Over the past nine years, over 1,200 athletes have participated under the Vanguard Aquatics banner. A significant number of Vanguard’s talent has competed in the top University programs and made it even as far as the Junior and Senior National Teams. We take immense pride in the development of our youth;  winning is a byproduct of the countless hours put in by the athletes, coaches, and parents. Below are some of our accomplishments.

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Welcome To Vanguard Aquatics

The Home of Water Polo in Huntington Beach

Vanguard Aquatics is a unique water polo club with a perfect balance of coaches who grew up playing highly competitive water polo in Europe and American colleges. This “best of both worlds” balance resulted in an efficient Vanguard system where every water polo player learns correct fundamentals, game tactics, and techniques traditionally developed and taught at the highest level. In addition, we strive to help all players build a lifelong passion for the sport, competition, teammates, and the community while having a tremendous amount of FUN at the same time!

At Vanguard, we are committed to providing the highest quality program not only to our elite athletes but also to new and inexperienced members and those who are just here to have fun. Our teams range from entry-level programs emphasizing play and fitness to highly competitive teams that compete for National Championships.

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Water Polo Club

Water Polo Club

In order to maximize your potential, our water polo club provides top level coaching available to all athletes.

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Splashball

Splashball

Splashball is an introduction to water polo class. If you are looking to introduce a water polo and swimming to your child, splashball is the starting point. At Vanguard Aquatics, we provide a safe, fun learning environment designed for children ages 5-9 year-round.

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Swim Academy

Swim Academy

Join our swim academy. Coach Kaps, our lead swim instructor, has over 20 years of coaching experience.

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Water Polo Club

Water Polo Club

In order to maximize your potential, our water polo club provides top level coaching available to all athletes.

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Splashball

Splashball

Splashball is an introduction to water polo class. If you are looking to introduce a water polo and swimming to your child, splashball is the starting point. At Vanguard Aquatics, we provide a safe, fun learning environment designed for children ages 5-9 year-round.

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Swim Academy

Swim Academy

Join our swim academy. Coach Kaps, our lead swim instructor, has over 20 years of coaching experience.

Benefits of Water Polo

Water sports have a proven track record for developing your child’s inner wellbeing, cardiovascular, and many other aspects of physical and mental health.

Increased Endurance

Your body will become progressively stronger when you practice water polo.

Injury Prevention

Water acts as a cushion for the body. Even when a player gets knocked around or dives hard for the ball, there is no hard surface to fall against, and the water prevents strain on the joints.

Cardio

All of this movement gets your heart pumping! To ensure proper heart health, one must partake in cardio workouts for at least 30 minutes each day. Water polo is an excellent way to do cardio training because of the constant exercise you partake in.

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Cooling Effect

Exercising in the water is a great choice because it keeps your body from getting overheated, which leads to feelings of exhaustion.

Full-Body Workout

No part of your body sits still during a water polo game. Muscle groups throughout your entire body are engaged, and with repeated activity they gain increased strength.

Team Sport

You are way more likely to come to practice when all your friends are there waiting on you. Team sports build accountability and make your exercise patterns much more regular.

Let's Join Vanguard Aquatics

Be a part of the Vanguard family, we are here for you!

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Meet Our Coaches

Sasa Branisavljevic

18u Boys & 14u Girls, President

Sasa Branisavljevic

Djoko Radunovic

14u Boys & Technical Director

Djoko Radunovic

Brian Anderson

18u Boys & Social Media Director

Brian Anderson

Nick Graffis

10u Co-Ed & HS Green

Nick Graffis

Ryan Hurst

CoHead 12u Boys

Ryan Hurst

Chris Kaps - "Kaps"

Lead Swim Instructor & 18u Senior

Chris Kaps - "Kaps"

Austin Peterson

14u Boys Assistant

Austin Peterson

Trevor Wawrzynski

CoHead 12u Boys

Trevor Wawrzynski

Zach D'Sa

Zach D'Sa

Coryn Cavecche

10u Co-Ed Assistant, Splashball

Coryn Cavecche

Mackenzie Aakhus

12u Boys Assistant

Mackenzie Aakhus

Kelly Doherty

14u Girls

Kelly Doherty

Brian McSweenie

18/16u Red Boys and Girls

Brian McSweenie

Beth Bailey

16/18u Girls Blue Team Coach

Beth Bailey

Enjoying The Vanguard Aquatics Journey Since 2013

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