Water Polo’s Resilience is Never Broken

Diana Garza, Co-Sports Editor

As Fall sports are facing strange circumstances due to recent events, SHS Water Polo’s official season has been pushed back to December 14. Also, the season has been unfortunately shortened. Instead of the usual 28-30 games, the team will play 20 games this season. In better news, the water polo team is still in the pool, preparing for a successful season. 

“Right now, we are doing weightlifting three days a week and water polo five days a week,” explained varsity water polo and swim coach, Harold Wood. “We are mainly focusing on skill.”

Due to COVID-19 restrictions this season will obviously be different, but it has not harmed the spirit of Selma High athletes. 

“We are staying safe at practice, being able to play has made me very happy,” senior water polo teammate, Arriella Alvarez commented. Alvarez has played for the team all four years of her high school career.

Due to the postponement of the water polo season, the team has more time than ever to prepare for a quality season.

“We have been practicing often,” emphasized Abigail Baker, a sophore starter on the team. “We’ve really been focusing on technique and the basics of polo so we’re ready when games begin.”

The varsity water polo team has quite the legacy to uphold. Last year, they won their league championships and built a positive reputation. As with every new sports season, a few strong senior players have moved on from their high school careers. However, this will not get in the way of the tight knit group. 

“As a team we’ve always had a good bond with each other. We always like to have fun while we work hard,” described Alvarez. 

Because of the positivity surrounding the team, it is easy for them to look forward with positivity during these unsettling times. With all the hard work the team has put in and continues to put in, their sight goal of a strong season is sure to be accomplished. By the time December comes around, the team will be more than prepared to take on their competitors.