Nike 5meter Riverside Water Polo Clinic Riverside, California
USA Water Polo Olympian Genai Kerr is offering two world-class Nike 5meter Water Polo Clinics in April and June.
Nike 5meter Water Polo Camps provide the highest level of individualized coaching for aspiring water polo athletes. Whether you are learning the rules of water polo and how to eggbeater or preparing for college level competition, we have the best water polo camp for your skill level. Lead by USA Olympians that understand the value of balance and setting goals we help prepare young student athletes to live their dreams.
We want our campers to come home with experiences that enrich both the quality of their play and their life through a better understanding and greater appreciation for sport, as well as more developed techniques and a heightened level of self-confidence.
- Superior instruction from USA Olympians and College Coaches
- Low camper to instructor ratio
- Emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
- Water polo specific dry-land training
- Health and Nutrition, Goal Setting & College Recruiting Lecture
Instruction takes place at the brand new state of the art 65 Meter Riverside Aquatic Complex, located on the Riverside City College campus.
1). This clinic is open to any and all entrants. 2). Drugs, alchohol and smoking are strictly prohibited and constitute grounds for immediate dismissal from camp. 3). For your safety and benefit, we recommend that you choose a camp that fits your particular skills and level of development.Meet your coaching staff
Genai Kerr is a USA Water Polo Olympian, coach, mentor, and true ambassador of the sport. Genai was a member of the United States Men's National Water Polo Team for 12 years and played in the 2004 Athens Olympics, 2003 & 2007 Pan American Gold Medal games, and multiple World Championships. He is one of the only athletes in history to compete internationally as a goalie and as a field player. Most recently he was named MVP of the 2012 US Open after he helped Newport Water Polo Foundation win the national championship. Genai has coached at every level, from age group to Division 1 college programs. Over the last 15 years he has run hundreds of camps and impacted thousands of lives.
Surprisingly, Genai got involved in water polo by accident, following the whistles to what he thought was a basketball game and ended up at the pool. He excelled at both water polo and basketball at Coronado High School and received a water polo scholarship to UC Irvine to play under Coach Ted Newland. Genai went on to become a NCAA All-American in 1998 and 1999 and was awarded Big West Conference Male Scholar Athlete of the Year his senior year.Read Full Bio
Genai remains active in his community and has become a great role model for aspiring water polo players. He has been a US Ambassador for the USADA (U.S. Antidoping Agency) since 2003 promoting clean sports for young athletes. He was a founding faculty member of the Sage Hill School where he was the Dean of Students, taught art and physical education, and started the aquatic programs. Genai has also created several community outreach programs to help mentor children in lower income households.
USA National Team
2012 US Open, Irvine, California, 1st Place - MVP
2010 Volvo Cup, Hungary, 3rd place
2009 FINA World Championships, Rome, Italy, 4th place
2009 FINA World League Super Final, Podgorica, Montenegro, 4th place
2007 FINA World League Super Finals, Berlin, Germany 5th place
2007 Pan American Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1st place
2007 FINA World Championships, Melbourne, Australia, 9th place
2006 ASUA Cup, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1st place
2006 FINA World League Super Finals, Athens, Greece, 5th place
2004 Olympic Games, Athens, Greece, 7th place
2003 FINA World League Super Finals, New York, NY, 3rd place
2003 Pan American Games, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1st place
2003 FINA World Championships, Barcelona, Spain, 6th place
2003 U.S. Cup, Stanford, CA, United States, 2nd place
2002 FINA World Cup, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 7th place
2001 FINA World Championships, Fukuoka, Japan, 7th place
2001 World Championships Qualifier, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1st place
1998 First Appearance on the Men’s National Team, Long Beach, CA
1995 Jr. North American Games, Calgary, Canada, 2nd place
Doug Finfrock begins his 10th year as the Assistant Coach for Women’s Water Polo and his 5th year as the Head Men’s Swim Coach. Finfrock is a former RCC water polo player and swimmer and was an All-American.
Finfrock has been coaching water polo 14 years and was the Director of a local club for 7 years overseeing 9 teams and 5 different age levels. Since he has been with RCC water polo, the women’s team has won 4 State Titles (2005, 2007, 2010, 2011), 8 straight OEC Conference Titles, and 5 straight Regional Titles. The program has a record of 279-22 over the last 9 seasons under Head Coach David Almquist and Finfrock.
With the Men’s Swim Team, Finfrock was named OEC Conference Coach of the Year in 2010 and has produced 26 All-America selections.
Finfrock earned his Bachelor’s Degree from UC Irvine in History in 2003 and while there, started both years for the water polo team. He went on to earn his Master’s Degree from Azusa Pacific in Physical Education in 2008.
Check-in takes place at 8:45am on Sunday, April 6th and Sunday, May 25th at the Riverside Aquatic Complex.
There will be a closing ceremony at 3:45pm.
♦ Campers should arrive at the registration time dressed to play
♦ Please bring a healthy lunch and snacks