The British Columbia Water Polo Association was founded in 1967 to promote, develop and
administer the sport of Water Polo in the province.
Although water polo was played in the early 1900's in Vancouver, it was in the 1950's that water
polo, supported by the Canadian Amateur Swimming Association, began to be played regularly and a
senior men's league began.
Starting as a small but enthusiastic group of clubs, water polo has grown to over 1,000 members of all
ages and abilities throughout British Columbia
In 1982 water polo was started by the BC Summer Swimming Association with the assistance of
BCWPA in the form of meet management and officials. By the summer of 1987 over 500 boys and
girls were playing water polo throughout British Columbia in this organization. This program has
limited eligibility as it is meant to be a fun introduction to the sport.
After several years absence water polo returned in 1987 to the BC Summer Games. These teams are
made up of boys and girls aged thirteen to fifteen who are not yet at a Provincial level of play.





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