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Riders Polo 2021-2022


  • Sunday, July 24th 6-10pm: Summer BBQ and meet and greet at Aqua Club (18512 58th Ave NE, Kenmore, WA 98028). Bring a side to share. We will have the pool to ourselves later in the evening for a pick up scrimmage and possibly inner tube polo. Please RSVP at RHS Water Polo Summer BBQ 
  • Practice Schedule:
    • August 22 - September 2: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 7:30-9:30pm @ Overlake Pool
    • September 6, 7, 8   7:30-9:30 p.m. @ Overlake Pool
    • September 12, 13, 14, 15 7:30-9:30 p.m. @ Overlake Pool
    • September 18th-November 11th ish @ Helene Madison Pool Sundays 4:00-5:30 p.m. and Mondays-Wednesdays 7:30-9:30 p.m. 
  • Tournaments:
    • D1 Curtis Jamboree (Varsity only): September 10th, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, more details to come
    • Mount Hood Invitational: October 14-15
  • We recognize that some families may be out of town in the early season, and Coach Kevin will sort that out how to place kids on the appropriate teams.  Athletes are encouraged to attend as many practices as possible and stay in shape. 
  • Roosevelt Water Polo Briefs: Get ready for the season and purchase your RHS Water Polo briefs!

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

WATER POLO Team Store is Now Open!

Each of the Fall teams now have their own storefront open for a limited time: The order deadline is 9/15/2022. Click HERE to access the WATER POLO STORE!

Fan gear is offered for families and fans as a fundraiser for the Roosevelt Athletic Boosters Club (RAB) General Fund. The General Fund gives grants to teams who need help paying for uniforms, equipment, training, field rental, coaches, and more. 

The General Fund also helps pays for Roosevelt’s on-site Athletic Trainer and her supplies. Last year alone, the RAB contributed almost $11,000 toward the Athletic Trainer program and gave out nearly $17,000 in team grants including helping Boy's Water Polo offset pool rental costs!

Please consider making a purchase and supporting your athletes today! Please note: items are final sale and gear will be sent 10-14 days after the store closes. The RAB will organize distribution.



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.

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 


Coaches Matt Pritchett and Gunnar Bottenberg will be assisting and helping with our JV team. Matt played water polo at the collegiate level in California, and has goalie training. Gunnar has played for several years at Ingram High School and Rain City Water Polo. Both Matt and Gunnar are coaches with Rain City Water Polo. 

Recent Roosevelt Water Polo News

Get a Free Sports Physical Starting Sept. 5th

By Wendy Sykes 06/20/2023, 2:15pm PDT

Can't get a hold of your doctor and you need a sports physical? The Teen Health Center (room 225) offers sports physicals to all SPS students free of charge!

You can also contact the RHS Teen Health Center by emailing or text 206-653-9786 to schedule. 

Appointments start on Sept. 5th, 2023. 

Spring Pint Night is Monday, May 1st - 7-9pm

By Kirsti Rochon 04/06/2023, 2:00pm PDT

Come raise a glass and support Roosevelt Athletics at The DUCHESS - 2827 NE 55th St. on May 1 from 7-9pm! Buy a $45 ticket HERE and get:

  • A commemorative Roosevelt Pint Glass
  • Tickets for 2 pints of Roosevelt Beer (other beer, wine or cocktails available for personal purchase)

When purchasing a ticket, select General Booster Fund in the "sport" menu, AND type Pint Night in "Notes". Enter $45 in "donation amount", come, drink beer, and have fun!

All proceeds from Pint Night will go to the Roosevelt Athletic Booster Club, which funds a portion of the school's on-site Athletic Trainer and helps teams pay for uniforms, equipment, facility fees, and other needs.

Please congratulate them when you see them!

  • Gigi Welsh - Balance Beam
  • Celia O'Dell - Uneven Bars, Balance Beam
  • Olivia Johnston - Vault, Floor Exercise
  • Nellie Faucett - Vault, Balance Beam, Floor Exercise
  • Charlotte Campau - Vault, Balance Beam, Floor Exercise