We are an amateur water polo team in Berlin and the only LGBT water polo team in Germany. Berlin Aquaholics was established in 2017 and functions under the umbrella of Vorspiel SSL - Berlin's largest gay and lesbian sports organization.
We are made up of a wide mix of beginners and seasoned water polo sportsmen and women - gay, straight, and everything in between - sharing a passion for water polo, a commitment to self improvement, and an eagerness to take our team forward. We are currently playing in the Berliner Meisterschaft and participate in several LGBT tournaments, in Europe and overseas, throughout the year.
While we take training seriously, we are also a fun and friendly bunch of people. We value openness, inclusiveness, and camaraderie, and we spend time together also outside of the pool.
The locations and times are only for informational purposes. Please read the join us section and contact us if you are interested in joining a practice.
All participants, including trainers and supervisors must
For "recreational level"players only. Only half pool available. The training starts with a 20 minutes land training for which socks, t-shirt and sweat towel are required
For advanced players only. Collaboration with S.C. Wedding and S.C. Charlottenburg
"Swimming for water polo" training, only for the "Superfast" group
"Swimming for water polo" training, only for the "Moderately fast" group
Water polo scrimmage. The training is open to all players.
Training collaboration with S.C. Wedding. Open to all players.
Ocasionally the team gets to train in the weekends depending on the availability of the pool. Most often the weekend trainings are in these two locations
We are all part of the team because we enjoy and want to be better at playing water polo, we value the team camaraderie, we want to have fun together, in and out of the water.
We welcome individuals with different identities and backgrounds and everyone is a valued member of the group, trusted and relied upon to contribute to the team.
We are committed to show up to the training as often as possible. We mark timely our attendance to training, games, events using SpielerPlus and provide a reason in case of absence. At training, matches and events, everyone is expected to help with the chores. All team members are also expected and encouraged to contribute in team activities and projects.
We want to improve our skills and our game. We come to trainings. We pay attention to and respect the team coach and trainers during training. We coach and help each other and we are eager to receive and consider ideas and coaching from the team coach and our team mates.
We tell our teammates openly and constructively our ideas, thoughts, doubts, and openly discuss alternatives and we are happy and willing to reach compromises when necessary. The management team is transparent with regards to plans, decisions and decision process.
We are “the” LGBT+ water polo team of Berlin and will represent Vorspiel and Berlin in LGBT+ championships. We participate Berliner Meisterschaft in order to improve our game and get better. We cheer at all times and WE HAVE GREAT FUN!
If you have played water polo before and are looking for a team, or if you have little or no water polo experience but you have decent swimming skills and stamina, we want to hear from you!
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