Florida International Summer Water Polo Event

2022 Florida International Summer Water Polo Event

Hosted at the University of Florida, Gainesville Florida

Coed Training Ages 12-19

Session 1 (Reservations now open, 8 remaining until closed)

June 27th - July 1st 2022 8:30AM - 3:00PM

Session 2 (Reservations now open, 2 remaining until closed)

July 4th - July 8th 2022 8:30AM - 3:00PM (waitlist available email coach@gatorwaterpolo.com)

Session 3 (Reservations now open, 13 remaining until closed)

July 11th - July 15th 2022 8:30AM - 3:00PM

***Register by June 1st to get a camp swim suit.

Training Event Information:

The registration for Summer Event 2022. Space is limited to 60 athletes per session.

Gator Water Polo in conjunction with BIWPA, and RFLearning. Training sessions will have a very low coach to athlete ratio.

***COVID 19 guidelines / procedures will follow The City of Gainesville, Alachua County Department of Health, and CDC protocols as they exist at the time of the event. Final COVID procedures will sent out as the event approaches.

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Led by BIWPA Academy and University of Florida Coaching Staff:

Quim Colet:

Currently Head Coach of the CN Sabadel men’s senior team and BIWPA Sports Manager

Assistant Coach of Spanish National men’s team Beijing 2008 & London 2012

Head Coach - Spanish Junior National men’s team - World Championships (one gold medal in Los Angeles 91, and two silver medals) - European Championships

Technical Director of the Catalan Swimming Federation

BIWPA Founder

David W. Huelsman:

Head Men's Water Polo Coach
University of Florida, Gainesville Florida

7th Season as The University of Florida Head Men's Water Polo Coach

2017 / 2018 / 2019 CWPA Florida State Champions

2017 / 2018 / 2019 CWPA All Conference Coach of the Year


Head Coach / Founder Gainesville High School Men's and Women's Water Polo

Co-founder / President / Head Coach Gator Water Polo 

Yuri Colet:

Currently Head Coach of CN Poble Nou and BIWPA Academy

Technical Director at Water Polo Acuatics of Mallorca

Head Coach of Balear Region

BIWPA Co-Founder

Ferran Pascual:

Currently Player and Coach of CN Rubi and BIWPA Academy Coach

Certificate of Higher Education in Physical Sports Activities

Maximum degree of the coaching certificate for the Catalan Swimming Federation

Player at CN Rubi (Spanish top division and first national division)

Coach at CN Rubi: U14, U16 and U18

Assistant coach at the high performance center CAR Sant Cugat (Barcelona)

Gabrielle Juarez:

Head Women's Water Polo Coach
Long Island University, Brooklyn

Gabrielle (she/they/them) is a goal driven Division 1 water polo coach in Brooklyn, New York. They pride theirself on developing student-athletes in all aspects of life. Gabrielle is passionate about program development and implementation of successful team culture. In just three years, Gabrielle has built Long Island University’s women’s water polo program to be a top 25 team in the country. Along with their work at LIU Gabrielle has created/revived other programs throughout the United States, which earned her the Brent Bohlender Distinguished Coaching Award for the North Eastern Zone in 2018.

Mid-way through the 2021/2022 season the Sharks are 11-4, averaging a .733 game winning percentage. Gabrielle has LIU to place 17th in the country after beating #10 ranked Indiana - (February 9th), and has developed All-MAAC Preseason Team, MAAC Offensive Player of the Week, and MAAC Defensive Player of the Week student athletes.

During their 2020/2021 season Gabrielle led LIU to a 7-0 undefeated conference record, averaging a 1.0 winning percentage. They also guided LIU to it first MAAC Regular Season Conference Championship in just their first full year of conference play. They also developed the MAAC Rookie of the Year and several all MAAC conference athletes. Along with their success in the pool, LIU placed Top 20 in ACWPC’s All-Academic Team Award.

In their inaugural 2019/2020 season Gabrielle led LIU to victories over Mercyhurst, Austin College, George Washington University, Connecticut College, and other long-standing programs. They also developed two athletes to earn MAAC Rookie of the Week awards and guided LIU to place Top 15 in ACWPC’s All-Academic Team Award before the team’s COVID-19 shut down.

Gabrielle played Division 1 water polo for UCLA. While at UCLA they won the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) championship and placed 3rd in NCAA’s. A native of East LA California, Gabrielle began their water polo career playing at Whittier High School and Commerce Aquatics. At Whittier, Gabrielle was recognized twice as a Division III First-Team All-CIF Southern Section and First-Team All-League student athlete, team MVP, team captain, and three year leading scorer. At the club level Gabrielle played for Commerce Aquatics under Gabriel Martinez. At Commerce, Gabrielle was an All-American selection at Junior Olympics and their starting 2MO. Gabrielle guided their teams to several top 10 finished at Junior Olympics, a bronze medal at Speedo Cup, and a second place finish at Club Championships.

Gabrielle Juarez has their B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from UCLA. Gabrielle Juarez also serves as LIU's assistant aquatic director and is currently getting their M.A. in Exercise Science at LIU. They currently reside in Brooklyn, NY with their girlfriend Gem and their dog Pepper.

Petar Momcilovic:

Head Men's and Women's Water Polo Coach
Mercyhurst University

Petar Momcilovic a native of Serbia began coaching in London, United Kingdom, in 2011, and has coached at every level from the U12 age group to international competition. Before coming to Mercyhurst, he was the Head Men’s Water Polo Coach for Oxford University, where he led the team to their highest British University and College Sports conference finish (third place) and won the Southern BUCS for the first time.

He served as a graduate assistant coach at Mercyhurst during the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons, helping to coach the men’s team to a 22-28 record and the women’s team to 14-29 over those two years. The men’s team’s 13-11 record in the 2018 season was the program’s best record since 2013.

Petar Momcilovic moved to Florida in 2020 where he has served as the Venice High School Head Boys’ Water Polo Coach since Dec. 2020 and a USA Water Polo Olympic Development Coach for the Southeast Zone Girls Development and Youth teams.

Since February 2022 Petar Momcilovic has returned to Mercyhurst University as the Head Coach of Men and Women’s Water Polo.


Albert Español:

Currently player and head coach of CN Echeyde men’s water polo senior team (Spanish División de Honor)
Spanish National Team:
- 2x Olympian (London 2012 and Rio 2016)
- Silver medalist World Championships
Club team:
- Former player of CN Atlètic Barceloneta (Spain), Olympiacos (Greece), Rari Nantes Fiorentina (Italy) and Pays d´Aix Natation (France)
- 10 Spanish league, 8 Copa del Rey, 9 Spanish Supercup
- 1 Greek league
- 1 LEN Champions League 
- 1 European Supercup


Cecilia Leonard:

2x NCAA All American, IONA College
Former Player at CN Catalunya 18’-19’ (Spain)
Former coach of CnC u14 u16 Former coach of Spanish River High
2021 USA Water Polo Masters National All-American
Current Argentina Nation Team Athlete
Current Head Coach at South Broward High


Residential $950:

  • Registration Monday 8:30AM
  • Includes room and board Monday - Friday (2 - 4 athletes per room)
  • Check Out Friday 1:00PM (post Friday Tournament)
  • Each athlete will receive a t-shirt and suit (**if registered by June 1st) at registration.

Typical Day (a detailed itinerary outlining each day will be provided in check-in packet):
Wake Up 6:30AM
Breakfast 7:00AM
Vans to Pool 8:00AM
Training 8:30AM - 12:00PM
Lunch at Pool 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Training / Scrimmages 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Afternoon Activity (Away from Pool) 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Dinner at UF Dining Hall 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Lights Out 10:00PM

Day $550:

  • Registration Monday 8:30AM
  • Monday - Friday
  • Check-out Friday 1:00PM (post Friday Tournament)
  • Each athlete will receive a t-shirt and suit (**if registered by June 1st), at registration.

Typical Day (a detailed itinerary outlining each day will be provided in check-in packet):
Arrive at Pool 8:15AM
Training 8:30AM - 12:00PM
Lunch at Pool (provided) 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Training / Scrimmages 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Daily Release 3:00PM

Extra Nights:

Pre - Sunday Night Stay over $90

    • Check-in starts at 5:30 Sunday evening
      • Sunday Night Stayover
      • Welcome Paisanos Pizza Part 7PM

Post - Friday Night Stay over $90

    • Check out Saturday
      • Activities Friday Evening
      • Dinner (UF Dining Hall)

Gap Weekends, Florida Based Excursions $650:

  • Includes: room & board (Friday - Sunday)
    • For our athletes staying over between two sessions we offer room and board as well as excursions and activities.
    • Transportation, and entrance to each excursion is included. (athletes are expected to have an appropriate amount of spending money to enhance their enjoyment of the Florida based excursions)
      • Amenities include:
        • Campus based activities (Friday Afternoon)
        • Excursion to St. Augustine Day Beach (Saturday)
        • Excursion to Bush Gardens “Athletes need spending money for lunch inside the park." (Sunday)

Video Performance Evaluation $50:

  • Watlicam - Specialized water line video equipment is used for an individual session with the athlete and a coach with 1 on 1 analysis. Athlete will also receive a copy of the video for use with their home coach.

Team Discounts Available (over 12 athletes):

  • Contact camp@gatorwaterpolo.com for details ($100 off per athlete) team must be registered before April 30th 2022.

Local Airport Pickup and Drop off $0 - $100:

For our athletes coming from International, or US based locations, we will pickup and/or drop your athlete off at the airport. Individual athlete transportation is available at the Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) at no charge and at the Orlando International Airport $100 per direction. For Orlando, vans leave Orlando International Airport at 5PM Sunday the night before camp starts. Post event, vans leave Gainesville at 1:30PM for MCO flights after 5:00PM. (please plan your flight accordingly.)

*if you do not have your flight information, you can email it after booking your flights to coach@gatorwaterpolo.com

*if you are traveling with a team, we can also pickup / drop off for your entire team. The airports available for team pickup / drop off are: Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando, Gainesville. Contact us to discuss arrangements for your team.

To Bring:

  1. Ensure you signed the Digital Gator Water Polo Release Form Packet at Registration
  2. Appropriate street clothes for the week (or two weeks if multiple sessions)
    • Laundry facilities available
  3. Dry-land Training Gear (running shoes, t-shirt, athletic shorts)
  4. Hoodie (Sweatshirt)
  5. Healthy Snacks
  6. Water Bottle
  7. Backpack
  8. Suits (minimum two)
  9. Goggles (minimum two)
  10. Towel (minimum two)
  11. Sunscreen
  12. Hat / Visor
  13. Sun Glasses
  14. Sandals / Flip Flops
  15. An appropriate amount of spending money
  16. (Optional) 4 Washable Face Covering Masks

Weather Policy:

Gator Water Polo and The Florida International Water Polo Event organizations are not responsible for play time lost due to weather conditions and or pool closures decided by the City of Gainesville. Activities and programming will be adjusted according to weather and resources available.

Cancelation Policy:

Athletes session fee, minus a $100.00 non-refundable administrative fee, will be refunded without questions if cancellation occurs before May 1st 2022. Refunds will not occur after this time. It is possible to obtain a future full credit as an alternate to the refund or transfer to another athlete.

In the event we are forced to cancel due to health circumstances, a full refund minus a $25 processing fee will be issued.





Funded in part by Visit Gainesville, Alachua County.