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The Kroc CDA Water Polo Club is a co-ed group with a solid core of adult and high-school players, with skills ranging from novice to former collegiate, ages 14 to 70. We also have a Junior Water Polo program for students 7–13.
All practices take place here at The Kroc Center in Coeur d'Alene in our 25m x 25yd deep water competition pool. We play against teams from Missoula, Moscow, Pullman, Boise, Seattle and occasionally travel to tournaments further away.
We are always looking for more players from the Spokane/greater Coeur d'Alene area. The Kroc Center is helping to keep the costs to participate with our club minimal so that everyone can participate. The only requirements to join are to be able to swim 100 yards non-stop, tread water for a couple minutes and bring a great attitude to learn and have fun with a fantastic group of people!
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Mark Collingham, Head Coach
Mark has played water polo since 1980. Prior to that he one of the first members of the Tri-City Channel Cats. He then went on to a swimming scholarship for WSU and also played water polo. Coach Collingham has played and coached a number of other teams including Washington State University, Milwaukee Water Polo, Old Pueblo Water Polo, and the University of Arizona. Coach Collingham has been coaching the Kroc/CDA and CHS Water Polo Clubs since moving to CDA in 2011.
Peter Neirinckx, Coach
Pater has played water polo since 1986 at MIT. Prior to relocating to Coeur d'Alene, Peter played with the Boston Metro Polo Club, coached at Wellesley College and trained goalies at MIT. Peter has several years’ experience as a CWPA referee and has been assisting with Kroc/CDA and CHS Water Polo since 2013.
Katelyn Smith, Coach
Katelyn played water polo and swam with Chehalem Water Polo and Swim teams and has also played with Newberg High School, San Diego State, OMBAC Masters and NYU Water Polo before moving to CDA in 2017 and helping the club since then.
Doug Keese, Coach
Doug swam and played with SPPY Swim Team, PVPHS Swim & Water Polo teams and the University of Redlands. Doug has also coached water polo as the JKC Aquatics Director as well as the Miraleste Swim/Water Polo Club. Doug has been coaching with the Kroc/CDA Club since 2016.
Brady Hooper, Coach
Brady started playing water polo at age 7 with SOCAL and played with them for 11 years, earning several JO gold medals and National Age Group championships. Brady also played with the Foothill high school team and was a 1st team All-American. He also coached the SOCAL 12 & under boys team and has been a USAWP official. Brady has been involve with Kroc Aquatics since the facility opened, including the first drop-in water polo group. Brady brings his knowledge, excitement and love of the sport to our practices.
• Build a fun, supportive, active water polo community in the greater North Idaho/Coeur d’Alene area.
• Develop water polo programs for Junior (ages 7-13), High School (ages 14-18) and Masters water polo
• Hold water polo clinics and host tournaments.
In response to Panhandle Health mask mandate for Kootenai County starting July 23, 2020 all members and guests will be required to wear a mask or face covering -- in, out and through The Kroc Center during their visit.