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About Rough Rider Water Polo

Roosevelt Boys Water Polo is a High School Club team that plays in the Puget Sound Water Polo League. The Club is run by parent volunteers to provide students with competitive and recreational opportunities to play water polo. The Riders consistently rank among the best in Washington. Former players have gone on to play collegiate polo at Division 1 programs.

The water polo season starts in September and runs through November. Experienced and novice athletes alike are encouraged to join the program. Eligibility to join the Roosevelt Water Polo team will follow Puget Sound Water Polo League Rules which reference the WIAA handbook. See Eligibility criteria.

For more information on joining our team contact the parent boosters at


Eligibility to participate in RBWPC will follow WIAA regulations for participation according to the Puget Sound Water Polo league.  Only Roosevelt High School students, and students of the Roosevelt school boundary may play Varsity Water Polo. The club has a long history of allowing players from other Seattle High Schools to participate, and will continue to do so with league permission for our Junior Varsity team. Registration for non-Roosevelt students will only be permitted if the team roster does not reach capacity by the second week of the school year. Tryouts typically occur the first week of September.

Roosevelt High School Students

If you attend Roosevelt High School, you are eligible for JV and Varsity.

Private/ Home School

Private and Home Schooled students are fully eligible for JV and Varsity IF they reside in the Roosevelt High School attendance area.

Other High Schools

Players from other schools in the district and who reside in Seattle are only eligible for the JV team when living outside the Roosevelt High School boundaries.

RBWPC Club Member Requirements

  • Maintain a cumulative 2.1 grade point average
  • Be current members in “good standing” of USA Water Polo Bronze membership.

Registration Forms

Head Coach Kevin Schirmer

Coach Kevin Schirmer will join Roosevelt for the 2021 Fall season. Kevin grew up in East Bay area of Northern California. He played for the 680 Water Polo Club and San Ramon Valley High School. He was recruited to the University of the Pacific for the swim team, and was later approached by the water polo coach and offered the opportunity to try out. From that point, Kevin became a two-sport collegiate athlete. Kevin majored in engineering, and is still an active member of the Seattle Water Polo community. Kevin is the Director and Head Coach of Rain City Water Polo and looks forward to working with our Roosevelt Athletes.

Contact Kevin at 


Riders Finish Second in 2019 State Tourney

Roosevelt's boys water polo team took second place in the Washington State High School tournament, losing to defending champion Curtis Senior High School. The Riders have now finished in the top three in the state for three consecutive years.

Dylan Macias and Max Black were named first team all tourney players, and Macias was named the tournament's defensive MVP. Reece Benson and Declan Doll were voted to the second team, and Evan Martin received an honorable mention.

The 2019 RHS Water Polo team.

All photographs (c) 2017 Steve Powers

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