Updated: Jul 18, 2021
Think your child may have a passion for water polo but you’re not sure? Test their interest with our Splash Ball program at Echo Aquatics! Splash Ball is the “little kid” version of water polo where athlete’s typically fall between ages 5-11.
Unlike traditional water polo, athletes can stand on the bottom of the pool and are not required to be able to swim fluently. The splash ball experience opens up young athletes to gaining fundamental knowledge of the game and improves their swimming skills, while having fun with other kids their age. We think of splash ball as a fun way to get kids hooked on the game at an early age.
Fresno High Aquatics athletes coach our splash ball sessions. We do this for three reasons:
Younger kids often look up to older kids and want to be around them.
It helps the high school athletes gain a better understanding of the game of water polo more deeply, while also gaining confidence in coaching.
It gives the Fresno High athletes the opportunity to earn extra money and build a strong work ethic while continuing to play sports during high school.
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!
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.