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Citrus College Aquatics Program Hosting Japanese National Women’s Water Polo Team

The Citrus College Aquatics program will be hosting the Japanese National Women’s Water Polo team this week at the Citrus College Aquatics Center.

The Japanese Women’s National Team will be using the Citrus College Aquatics Center to train from May 27 to June 1, during which time the team will go head to head with the United States Women’s Youth National Team in the water.

“The entire Citrus College Athletic Department and I are excited to welcome the women’s national water polo team from Japan to train here on our campus,” said Citrus College Head Women’s Water Polo and Women’s Swim Coach Andrew Silva. “We were happy to extend this opportunity to them as they work towards qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil. It speaks volumes of our facilities and staff that we are able to welcome such a prestigious group of athletes.”

Women’s Water Polo has been a part of the Olympic Games since 2000. The Japanese Women’s National team missed out on their first-ever qualification in 2012 after finishing third in the Asian Water Polo Championships.

“It’s been a great opportunity that we’ve also been able to give our United States Women’s National Youth Team a place to train and compete here at Citrus, as well to help them prepare for their upcoming tournaments this summer,” Silva said. 

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