“I think it’s a great expansion and it’ll bring even more to the table,” he said, adding that the kids on the Charles River water polo team are ready for some competition.
The only downfalls to the sport are the required headgear — the kids are “humiliated,” Powers said — and the Needham facility’s tight space, which forced the coach to limit the number of swimmers able to participate this season.
Powers said the Charles River YMCA’s goal for the next five years is to build a world-class fitness and pool facility. All they need to do is find land for the project.
So chances are Greater Boston and New England will be hearing a lot more about water polo in the future.
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