Updated: Jul 18, 2021
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
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. Programs include: water polo, club swimming, splashball, water aerobics, and swim lessons for both children and adults.
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.