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Water polo at Loomis Chaffee dates back to the late-70's when Coach Bob Hartman created one of the first high school programs in New England. This co-ed team eventually split into girls and boys varsity programs in the mid -90's with both teams having consistent success in their respective leagues. The Pelican's won the New England Prep School Championship Tournament in 1994 and 1996, finished second in 1999, 2002, and 2003 and third in 2001. The program prides itself on taking athletes new to the sport and cultivating in them a passion for and sound understanding of the game. Loomis Chaffee Water Polo players have and are currently playing at all levels of collegiate water polo, including on programs at George Washington, Navy, Pomona, Occidental, Bucknell, Fordham, Illinois, Vanderbilt, Williams, Hamilton, Wesleyan, Bates and many others.
Looking ahead to the fall 2013 season, Loomis Chaffee Water Polo is eagerly anticipating another successful campaign following on a competitive 2012 season that saw the Pelicans narrowly miss qualifying for Championship Tournament. Led by rising senior goalie Jeff Greenberg ‘14, and returning starters and offensive threats Jeremy Bogle ’14, Landon Theis ’15, Tripp Miller ‘14 and John Furlong ‘14 along with a strong core of rising talent like RJ Finlay ’15, Fred Mun ’14 and Bobby Cecere ’16, the team has the speed, experience and determination to make a big splash in 2013. Building swimming speed and endurance, honing fundamental water polo skills and playing as a unified team will be the keys to realizing our goals.
The Pelicans are coached by Ed Pond and Fred Seebeck.