Welcome New Players!

Thank you for your interest in the Washington Wetskins! Please read the information below, which outlines the next steps for you to become a Wetskin!

We welcome new players to join us regardless of water polo experience level. However, please keep in mind that water polo is a rigorous aquatic sport that requires you to be an experienced swimmer.  Therefore, if you are new to the sport of water polo, we ask that you please reach out to the Secretary to schedule a swim test before your first practice. The swim test consists of 200 yards continuous freestyle in under three minutes and twenty seconds as well as 60 seconds of continuous treading without touching the wall. We allow players a two week trial period to determine whether the Wetskins is a good fit. If after the trial period you determine that the team is a good fit for you, you must register with the Wetskins, submit dues, and provide proof of an active USAWP membership (http://www.usawaterpolo.org/).

Please contact our secretary (secretary.wetskins@gmail.com) to set up your first practice.  In addition, all new players must sign our waiver and bring it with you to your first practice



We allow a grace period of two weeks before we have new players pay dues. The structure for our dues is as follows:

1. Monthly: $40 charged on the 15th of each month

2. Quarterly: $100 charged on the 15th of March, June, September, and December

3. Annual: $325 charged on the 15th of March, will be prorated depending on when you join the team


Register Here: 

Click here to register for the Washington Wetskins and please select which rate structure is most suitable for you.

Please note, the team does not turn anyone away due to financial concerns. If this is a concern, please speak to a board member and an arrangement can be made.



Please click here to find the Waiver. Please sign a hard copy and bring it with you to practice.



To insure our players against possible injury during practice and games, we do require all members to have a current membership with USA Water Polo. If you decide to commit to the team, please sign up for the membership to provide coverage to our players.



Please find information regarding our basic plays below:

Counter Attack


Motion from Flat



Click here to find current guidelines for tournament selection, team selections, and type of team we will send to tournaments is provided in the guidelines attached. Please read and contact the board with any questions.



Secretary: Diamone Scott (secretary.wetskins@gmail.com)

Business Manager: Kara Podkaminer

Treasurer: Mark Osele

Coach Liaison: Katie Lancos

Captain: Dan Martin

Head Coach: Heather Walenga Wheeler (hwalenga@gmail.com)



Click here for a copy of the Washington Wetskins' Bylaws.