Water Polo Camp

2022 Winter Florida International Water Polo Camp

Registration Closed 

December 19th – 22nd 9:00AM – 3:00PM

Hosted in Gainesville, Florida

*Residential or Day Campers ages 12-19

Training Event Information:

Space is limited to 60 athletes.

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

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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

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 in World Championships Club team: - Former player of CN Atlètic Barceloneta (Spain), Olympiacos (Greece), Rari Nantes Fiorentina (Italy) and Pays d´Aix Natation (France) - 10 Spanisleaguesue, 8 Copa del Rey, 9 Spanish Supercup - 1 Greek league - 1 LEN Champions League - 1 European Supercup


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 2019 USA WATER POLO - MONTE NITZKOWSKI AWARD - MEN'S ELITE LEVEL HEAD COACH Head Coach / Founder Gainesville High School Men's and Women's Water Polo Co-founder / President / Head Coach Gator Water Polo

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Yuri Colet

Currently Head Coach of CN Poble Nou and BIWPA Academy Technical Director at Water Polo Aquatics 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)


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. 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. He 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.

Mercyhurst University

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, Currently Coaching with BIWPA in Barcelona.


Camp Details:

Residential $750:

  • Registration Monday 8:30 AM at NE Pool, Gainesville
  • Includes room and board (Holiday Inn University Center) Monday – Friday (3 – 4 athletes per room)
    • Two athletes per room guarantee a $120 extra fee
  • Check-out Thursday at 1:00 PM (Post Tournament)
  • Each athlete will receive a t-shirt.

Typical Day:
Wake Up at 7:00 AM
Breakfast 7:30 AM
Vans to Pool 8:30 AM
Training 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Lunch at Pool 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Training / Scrimmages 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Afternoon Downtime / Activity (Away from Pool) 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM

(College talk, Watch International Water Polo matches with our coaches, UF campus walkthrough, special training at “The Swamp” UF Football Stadium, Group/Personal Video performance reviews with BIWPA coaches.)

Dinner at UF Dining Hall 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Lights Out 10:00 PM

Day $450:

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

Typical Day:
Arrive at the Pool at 8:45 AM
Training 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Lunch at Pool (provided) 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Training / Scrimmages 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Daily Release 3:00 PM 

Extra Nights:

Pre – Sunday Night Stay over $90

    • Check-in starts at 5:30 Sunday evening
      • Sunday Night Stayover
      • Welcome Paisanos Pizza Part 7:00 PM

Team Discounts Available (over 12 athletes):

  • Contact camp@gatorwaterpolo.com for details ($100 off per athlete) team must be registered before November 15th, 2022.

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

For our athletes coming from International, or US-based locations, we will pick up and/or drop your athlete off at the airport. Individual athlete transportation is available at the Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) at no charge and the Orlando International Airport for $100 per direction. For Orlando, vans leave Orlando International Airport at 5:00 PM Sunday, the night before camp starts. Post-event, vans leave Gainesville at 1:30 PM for MCO flights after 6:00 PM. (please plan your flight accordingly. FIWP is not responsible for weather, traffic delays, or associated costs.) We strongly recommend flying in and out of GNV Gainesville Airport.

*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 pick up / drop off for your entire team. The airports available for team pickup / drop off are Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando, and 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

Weather Policy:

Gator Water Polo and The Florida International Water Polo Event organizations are not responsible for lost play time due to weather conditions or pool closures decided by the City of Gainesville. Activities and programming will be adjusted according to the 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 November 20th, 2022. Refunds will not occur after this time. It is possible to obtain a future full credit as an alternative to the refund or transfer to another athlete.

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

Credit Card Processing:

Florida International Water Polo Camps charge a non-refundable 3% credit card processing fee for credit card payments. If you would like to mail a check or Venmo to avoid this fee, please email coach@gatorwaterpolo.com for instructions.