Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Legacy Update

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Legacy announces a new Program Manager and   
a new Board of Directors
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WELCOME KELLEY! 
Legacy welcomes, this month, Kelley Lefmann as our new Program Manager!  Kelley joins Legacy with a fabulous background on nonprofit boards, expertise with marketing, PR, fundraising, event planning, and membership outreach/communication. Kelley has experience with website development and email campaigns, building and managing social media platforms and on-line calendars. She is comfortable communicating with new and existing member families, executive sponsors and community media contacts. 

Wow! Legacy couldn't be luckier to have found such a perfect match!

Kelly also has a 5 year old son, Luca, who is in his first year of Splashball and doesn't want to do anything else!  Welcome Kelley and Luca!
Kelly says that she is interested in helping to keep Legacy Water Polo going, "because of its outstanding reputation in our community. Everyone I've ever encountered who's been affiliated with the program has had only glowing things to say - and my own brief experience reflects nothing less. I am counting on this club to be an extension of my family, as I try to raise a well-rounded, strong and water-loving boy on my own. The camaraderie and the athletic opportunities are sure to set any child up well for a successful future."  Thanks and well said Kelley!

I'd also like to introduce our new Legacy Board of Directors.  Some have already served for a year or more and some have just been inducted this month.  In addition, we have added the position of Student Member of the Board, and this position has been filled by our long-term Splashball Head Coach, Collette White.

Legacy Chief Executive Officer, Aaron Gaily, drgaily@gmail.com 
Legacy Board President, Ken Doo, ken@kendoophotography.com
Legacy Vice President, Graham Evans, ffgrambo@gmail.com
Legacy Secretary, Tim Auger, timaugerdmdinc@gmail.com 
Legacy Treasurer, Kathryn Loomis, kaloomis1@gmail.com
Legacy Board Member, Carl Hertlein, chertlein7@gmail.com
Legacy Board Member, Collette White, collettewhite1@gmail.com

We have included the contact information of these Board members so that if the situation presents itself, you will know who to contact.  However, please remember that these members are volunteers and have families and other primary jobs.  Please initiate all of your communications through Legacy at Legacypolo@gmail.com, Kelly Lefmann, and Head Coach Carl Hertlein. 

Please welcome Kelley and our new board and continue to do everything that you can to support Kelley and Carl!
And, have fun, great expectations, and wonderful experiences with LEGACY WATER POLO!!

Thank you.

THANK YOU JIM FANNIN! 
Legacy would like to thank and and offer our sincerest gratitude to Jim Fannin for his long-term commitment to this amazing water polo club.  Jim was a founding member of the Legacy Water Polo Club some 12 years ago.  However, over the last 5 years he has really stepped up his involvement and been a true supporter on so many levels. Many of the club's membership may not even be aware of Jim's involvement because he never wanted credit and primarily served quietly in the background.  

Jim has served on the Legacy Board of Directors for 5 years, much of that time as President, he also served as Head Coach for 3 years and has mentored most of our younger and newer coaches. But most importantly, for almost the entire time that I have been working for Legacy, Jim has supported the club and and helped any way that he could. When I was new and didn't know how to interpret a tournament schedule (looked like a strange bunch of letters and numbers on an excel spreadsheet!!), Jim taught me. When we needed a coach at the last minute due to a shortage on deck, Jim was there. When I needed a sounding board during difficult issues or circumstances, Jim was always available and supportive.

Jim says that he is not going anywhere, he won't be a stranger to Legacy, and that he will continue to coach when time permits. But it is time for him to step down from his heavy involvement in managing the club.

Thanks Jim, we couldn't have done it without you!

Sincerely.


TIME TO MOVE ON! 
It is definitely with mixed emotions that I am moving on and leaving my position as Legacy's Program Manager.  Maybe that is why it took so long for me to actually hire somebody new and find a new opportunity.  I truly love this club,  I have had the most amazing experiences and learning opportunities as I have participated in the growth of not only Legacy Water Polo but the Masters water polo program that now operates as Otter Bay.  Legacy was a casually run, informal organization with no web presence 5 1/2 years ago, and membership was relatively small with no Masters or Splashball programs.  Besides the amazing and supportive families that I have had the pleasure to work with over the course of my employment, one of the things that I have enjoyed the most is introducing the youngest kids, 5-12, to water polo.  It is because of the joy I see in these young kids (as they improve their swimming, participate in a team sport, and learning to pass and shoot a ball in the water) and the enthusiasm of their parents that I have found a new job, expanding on this passion, that will hopefully lead to growing water polo all over North America  - from Splashball ages to college and eventually professional teams.

I will be available through Kelley or legacypolo@gmail.com and will remain on the board for a few months, always happy to hear from Monterey water polo enthusiasts!

And, remember to put on your calendar the next DIV I Men's Tournament in Monterey, August 8 & 9 2015, four+ teams are expected including Adam Wright's 
NCAA 2014 Champs, UCLA!!!  

I love this event and I plan to continue to coordinate with the top Men's College teams to bring this event to Monterey every summer!


Legacy goes into 2015 with new energy and new ideas! 

Go Polo!

Thank you all, Kathryn

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Azevedo clinic update

UST IN . . . .  Ricardo Azevedo, Chinese National Coach, will be on deck too! 
 



Special news, just in!!!  Tony's father, Ricardo Azevedo, Rico, who has been the coach of the United States Men's National Team, the United States Junior National team and, prior to assuming the head role as the Chinese National Team Coach, he led RN ElettroGreen Camogli in Italy.  Ricardo will be bringing some of his Chinese National team players to assist the clinic!!
What an opportunity!
 

Also assisting, Olympic coach and medalist, Dragan Jovanovich, a successful name in the sport for almost four decades. Dragan has been in high performance sports for over 30 years as an athlete, club coach, national team coach, high performance director and CEO.

Legacy Water Polo
January 1, 2015    

 

  
                   
                
   
In 10 days 4 time Olympian, Tony Azevedo will hold a two day clinic in Monterey!!
Sign-up now for this special event on Jan 10 & 11.

This Olympian will blow your mind, best in the world, but no visible ego.  He interacts with all participants in and out of the water and will have a lunch time talk with the kids that will change their lives, guaranteed.  He talks about, not just water polo but, life goals, nutritional eating, and study habits as well.  I can't say enough good about this clinic.  People come from all over North America for his clinics!
(My daughter is currently a Div 1 College Water Polo player solely because of Tony's inspiration!)

 

Sign-up at the link at the top of the page
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 Print a flyer HERE!
All players must have on file a One-time Athlete Registration and a current USAWP membership.  
 Be sure to have a parent or legal guardian complete the One-time Athlete Registration. 
  

Legacy Water Polo Thanks You!
Thank you for your continued participation and positive feed back on how to make our program better.  You can always contact us at Legacy Polo or phone: 831-917-2875.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

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In just 10 days . . . .
4 time Olympian, Tony Azevedo will hold a two day clinic in Monterey!!
Sign-up now for this special event on Jan 10 & 11.

This Olympian will blow your mind, best in the world, but no visible ego.  He interacts with all participants in and out of the water and will have a lunch time talk with the kids that will change their lives, guaranteed.  He talks about, not just water polo but, life goals, nutritional eating, and study habits as well.  I can't say enough good about this clinic.  People come from all over North America for his clinics!
(My daughter is currently a Div 1 College Water Polo player solely because of Tony's inspiration!)
Legacy Water Polo
January 1, 2015    

 

  
                   
                
   

Also coaching, special guest and Olympic coach and medalist, Dragan Jovanovic.



Note: Space is limited, please register soon.


 

 
 

Sign-up at the link at the top of the page
****OR***
 Print the above flyer HERE!
All players must have on file a One-time Athlete Registration and a current USAWP membership.  
 Be sure to have a parent or legal guardian complete the One-time Athlete Registration. 
  
Legacy Water Polo Thanks You!
Thank you for your continued participation and positive feed back on how to make our program better.  You can always contact us at Legacy Polo or phone: 831-917-2875.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Legacy

Warmest Wishes for a wonderful holiday.

Legacy is proud to have 100+ participants this winter, both new and experienced water polo players.  What a fantastic group of athletes!! 

We wish you all the best during this holiday season and we will see you back in the pool starting January 5th. 

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Tony Azevedo Clinic

This winter, for the second year in a row, Legacy brings you
4 time Olympian, Tony Azevedo for a two day clinic in Monterey.

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December 12, 2014   

 

   
                   
                
     

Also coaching, special guest and Olympic coach and medalist, Dragan Jovanovic.



Note: Space is limited, please register soon.


 

 
 

Sign-up at the link at the top of the page
****OR***
 Print the above flyer HERE!
All players must have on file a One-time Athlete Registration and a current USAWP membership.  
 Be sure to have a parent or legal guardian complete the One-time Athlete Registration. 
  

Legacy Water Polo Thanks You!
Thank you for your continued participation and positive feed back on how to make our program better.  You can always contact us at Legacy Polo or phone: 831-917-2875.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

College Water Polo

Players and parents, this weekend is a great opportunity to watch some of the highest level water polo played in the United States. UCLA, Stanford, USC and UCSD will be battling it out over two days in San Diego to determine the NCAA Water Polo National Championship for the 2014 season. Semi final games are at 1pm and 3:10pm on Saturday and the 3rd place and 1st place games are at 1pm and 3:10pm Sunday. All games should be available to watch online streaming through the UCSD tournament website.

http://www.ucsdtritons.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=5800&ATCLID=209791515&KEY=&DB_OEM_ID=5800&DB_LANG=C&IN_SUBSCRIBER_CONTENT=

One of the best ways to learn and understand this sport is to watch it as much as you possibly can! 

-Coach Carl

Friday, December 5, 2014

Important Photo payment and pick up info

The following individuals were either not at the banquet last night or forgot to pick up their team and individual photos:

FR:  John Pomera, Brad Bonfante
JV:  Ali Khalil; Jackson Saulnier; Alex Supica (owes $40)
Varsity: Stefano Ventura (owes $50)

Arrangements need to be made to pick up their photos from me at the studio, or make arrangements with me to have them available for pick-up at the CHS Office.
Call 626-1844 or email: kendoophoto@sbcglobal.net

CHS Water Polo game photos as well as Team & Individual photos remain available for purchase online at www.kendoophotography.instaproofs.com

Thank you,

Ken
 
Ken Doo Photography
"Images That Captivate"
3248 Camino Del Monte, Carmel, CA 93923
Studio 831-626-1844; Mobile 831-402-1174