U.S. Water Polo team receives spirited sendoff at Oaks Christian
GOING FOR GOLD—Team USA Men’s Water Polo player Ryan Bailey, above right, fires a shot over the head of teammate Peter Varellas during the squad’s final stateside practice before the 2012 London Olympics, held at Oaks Christian High School on July 13. At left, Team USA player Shea Buckner signs balls for young water polo players Zach Frazier, 9, of Simi Valley, center, and Michael Roberts, 9, of Tarzana. The team, coached by Westlake Village resident Terry Schroeder, has been practicing for the past six months in the Conejo Valley in preparation for the Summer Games. The United States won silver in men’s water polo at the Beijing Games in 2008. The last time the U.S. won gold in men’s water polo was 1904.
Photos by IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers
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