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Riders Polo 2021-2022

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 joined 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 


Mike Hoff is a Roosevelt Riders water polo player Alumni with excellent coaching and playing experience.  A teen favorite who is supportive of growing our water polo community and helping kids thrive.

Riders Win D2 Championship and finish 7th in State

Roosevelt boys water polo dominated the D2 Championship with a solid win over Kennedy Catholic in the 2021 D2 High School Championships. Evan Yeary, Filip Petrovic, and Will Gillespie were named first team;  Will Hoing, and Vin Fetty were named second team; and Hugh Switzer was named for honorable mention at D2 finals. Goalie Filip Petrovic was named for Honorable Mention at State. Coach Kevin was voted D2 East Coach of the year for 2021. Congratulations Riders!

D2 Champions 2021