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Blake VanHartesvelt

HS/Youth Coach

Session Info

Topic:

Introduction to waterpolo fundamentals & basic conditioning

Time:

2:00 PM

Location:

Sports Water Skills

Coach Blake began playing water polo at age 10 for the Mercer Island Beach Club. A stand out player for Washington Water Polo Club and Mercer Island High School, Blake earned First-Team All-State honors and served as co-captain for Mercer Island High School, winning 4 WA State championships while being a member of the 16u Washington Water Polo team that placed second at the 2004 Junior Olympics. At the University of Redlands Blake helped guide the Bulldogs to a SCIAC league championship while garnering All-Conference recognition his junior year, 1st team All-Conference, WWPA Player of the Week and 1st Team All-American his senior year. Prior to coaching at Northwest Blake served as Head Boy's and Girl's Water Polo and Swim coach at Rancho Mirage High School in Rancho Mirage, CA. Blake currently serves as assistant coach for Sammamish/Interlake High School and is on the board of directors for the Pacific Northwest USA Water Polo Zone. Blake is a frequent presence at local masters tournaments and continues to be an ambassador for Washington water polo in a variety of capacities.