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 queer 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.
We strive to provide the LGBT+ community of Berlin with a safe environment to play water polo. 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 reject the bullying and machismo common in the world of heterosexual male-dominated sports.
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 are committed to showing up to training and games consistently, communicating our attendance, and helping with team management tasks.
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 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!
The locations and times are only for informational purposes.
If you are interested in joining a practice, please first read the Join us section and contact us in case you meet the requirements.
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
"Swimming for water polo" training
Water polo scrimmage. The training is open to all players.
Training collaboration with S.C. Wedding. Open to all players.
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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