Announcing Splashball Fall & Winter Camps
Several of our Fresno High School athletes have younger siblings that will eventually go to Fresno High School, so we decided to try out a Splashball program as a way to introduce the basics of water polo to younger kids. Our program has quickly grown into one of the most lively sessions Echo Aquatics offers! We are delighted to announce two full day camps for kids ages 5-12 during Thanksgiving and Winter breaks. Fresno High School athletes and alumni will work with kids in groups of five from 9:00am to 4:30pm each day.
The Splashball fall and winter camps are designed to keep kids engaged in the sport of water polo, while providing an opportunity to interact with other kids their own age. Mornings will start with learning about how different animals swim and move into more active activities throughout the day. All participants must be a member of USA Water Polo (Echo Aquatics #34492), will receive a t-shirt, ball, and a water bottle.
How much fun will Splashball camp be? Here’s one mom’s quote from our first Splashball program:
“My daughter grew so much during the summer program! I am looking forward to her continuing to grow stronger in the pool, getting social interaction, and staying productive during her breaks from school.” - Pauline Brickey, mom of Padgett, age 9.
8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Sign in
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Art, reading, and chalk talk
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Snack
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Stretching and dry land
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Stroke development/ swimming
1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Snack
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Splash ball
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Snack
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Free time
Meet our coaches
Gerardo “Gerry” Granados - Splashball lead - Gerry graduated from Fresno High School in 2019. He played water polo and swam during high school. After high school he joined the Fresno High School coaching staff. He currently works at UPS, Persimmon Marketing, and is the Splashball lead for Echo Aquatics. His favorite aspect of Echo is the opportunity given to athletes they wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to explore. Getting to learn more about the athletes' backgrounds, changes the way you view life.
Emmaleigh “Emmie” Koers - Emmie is a recent Fresno High School graduate achieving valedictorian status while actively participating as an aquatic athlete since her sophomore year in addition to other clubs at Fresno High. Emmie is also a water aerobics instructor. In her spare time, she will attend Fresno City College where she will pursue a degree in environmental studies. Her favorite aspect of Echo Aquatics is that Echo runs with past and current Fresno High School athletes in a fun environment.
Maria “Nayeli” Salazar - Nayeli is a recent Fresno High School graduate achieving valedictorian status, achieving her IB diploma, while actively participating as an aquatic athlete since her freshman year in addition to other clubs at Fresno High. In her spare time, she will attend California State University, Sacramento where she will pursue a degree in psychology. Her favorite aspect of Echo Aquatics is the kindness and friendliness from team members and coaches. They are quite reassuring and patient with individuals especially when we struggle not knowing what or how to do things.
Aidan Rocha - Aidan will be a senior at Fresno High School this Fall. He started playing water polo because his parents told him he had to play a sport and his older sister was in the Fresno High Aquatics program. After high school, he plans to attend college in the Fresno area.. His favorite aspect of Echo Aquatics is the opportunities given to athletes to grow as a player and a person.
Scarlett Granados - Scarlett will be a senior at Fresno High School this Fall. She joined the water polo team her freshman year and has never looked back. After high school, she plans to attend Fresno City College, where she will play water polo and swim. Her favorite aspect of Echo Aquatics is that it doesn’t just feel like a team, it's more of a family. Everyone gets along and understands how working together creates a better atmosphere.
Our philosophy at Echo Aquatics is we believe participation in athletics builds self esteem, character, and a strong work ethic. Athletics teaches the value of sportsmanship, leadership, and respect for fellow teammates/competitors. We believe the higher the expectation, the greater the achievement. Join us to learn more!
How old does my child have to be to participate?
Your child should be five years old, prior to the start of their session.
Does my child need to know how to swim?
No. Splashball athletes can stand on the bottom of the pool. We have time built into the program to focus on swimming. We do ask that you let us know prior to your session if your child cannot swim.
How much does the camp cost?
$150 for the Fall camp Thanksgiving week, November 22-24, 2021 (three days).
$200 for the first two Winter camp sessions, December 20-23, 2021, and December 27-30, 2021 (four days each).
$250 for the five day camp the first week of January 3-7, 2021 (five days).
Who is teaching the camp?
Fresno High School athletes and alumni will work with kids in groups of five from 9:00am to 4:30pm each day.
What meals will be provided?
Athletes should plan to bring lunch and a bottle of water. We will have the option for athletes to have their lunch ordered for $10. Healthy snacks will be provided.
Payments can be made at the time of registration. If you would like to make a payment arrangement, please email Jennifer Lopez to make them. All payments must be received prior to the start of the session. We will also have fundraising opportunities for athletes wishing to raise the money that way. Reach out to Jennifer Lopez for more information.
Snacks and Lunch
Athletes should plan to bring lunch and a bottle of water. We will have the option for athletes to have their lunch ordered for $10. Snacks will be provided.
About Echo Aquatics, LLC
Echo Aquatics LLC, was established in 2019 to support the current and incoming athletes of Fresno High School. Through the club we are able to provide training for athletes all year. In addition to consistent training throughout the year, our mission is to make aquatic sports and safety accessible to the area surrounding Fresno High School.