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AS Cherbourg Swimming is diversifying and recently launched its water polo team. “It’s a request from many people in the club, whether young or old,” explains the president Frederic Fauchard.
Physical sport with mastery of swimming
The club, with about sixty members, is open to everyone from the age of 8, but even so, a certain level of swimming is required before registration, because water polo is an exercise sport that requires mastering the aquatic environment.
Open to beginners to veterans
The club has many teams for all age groups, starting as early as U9. “At that age, we already swim more and teach children the basics of sports,” explains the president.
Then, from U11 onwards, the children improve their playing skills to develop, and finally, at the U17 level, the youth really enter the competition. ” On the side seniorstwo teams were formed, the first of which applied in National 3the other develops in region.
On the AS side Cherbourgthe password is “learn”.
“The club is new, so we still have to develop and organize. »
On the sporting side, the watchword is the same in the short term, but the president wants to develop the senior team step by step to change the divisions.
Water polo in the English Channel
In 2020, there are only five water polo clubs left in the English Channel. They were AS Querqueville, CS Carentan, Cotentin Natation, Granville Water-Polo and Hague Natation.
Today, in Les Pieux, at the Cotentin Swimming Club, a water polo section is still in operation. The best team in the department is based in Granville. Evolving in National 2.
Constant search for players
“We are always looking for new players, experienced or not, to help the team grow,” he says Frederic Fauchard. Training takes place once a week for youth on Wednesday and twice for adults (Wednesday and Friday). A situation that can change. “We’re going to try to reorganize it so we have more training.”
From our correspondent Guillaume CHORIN
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