HEADLINES & UPCOMING EVENTS
- February 12th, 2018 - Academy Boys Win Gold at the Thompson Cup in Hamilton!
On a wild weather weekend the Academy Boys sent an experienced U14 team to Hamilton to compete in the Thompson Cup. The provincial qualifying tournament assembled 8 teams from across Ontario all vying for important Provincials seedings points. The boys started off their tournament by playing 2 of the 3 Mavericks squads. They took the first easily winning 13-1, while the second proved much more difficult, with the Titans ultimately winning 6-4. Sunday morning saw them square off against Hammer with another win, this time 14-5 and they were off to the Final to play Shadow. The boys took a 3-1 lead into the second half and held off a strong Shadow team pulling off the 6-4 Gold medal win. Congratulations to the boys and thanks to Coach Blake once again for his dedicated coaching!
- Swim and Play Meet - February 3rd, 2018
The Titans will host their 2nd Annual Swim and Play meet on Saturday February 3rd at 6pm at the Pinecrest Recreational Complex. Special thanks to our Swim and Play instructor Antonio Mendonca for organizing this!
Let's make this year's event even bigger and better than last year's huge success!
- December 3, 2017 - Titans Academy Girls bring home the hardware from KW Winter Classic
Congratulations to our Academy Girls for taking third place in Kitchener and bringing home bronze this past weekend! Following hard fought losses to The Mavericks and KW Inferno, the girls won their last two games including a 13-0 shutout in the bronze medal game. This was the first out of town tournament for many of the girls, so it will be a memorable one!
The Academy Boys also squared off in KW bouncing back form a tough opening loss to finish with a 2-3 record. The two subsequent losses were by a combined three goals, illustrating just how much the boys learnt as they played through the weekend. Congrats boys!
- November 20th, 2017 - Titans U14 boys earn silver at Paul Taylor Memorial Tournament
What a start to the Ontario League season for the Academy Boys! Traveling down the 401 to compete at the Mavericks hosted tournament in Etobicoke, the experienced Titans squad had a great tournament showing everyone present they are ready to challenge this year. After convincing first round wins over Mavericks Red and Hamilton the boys were seeded with defending Provincial Champs Mavericks Black and Saskatchewan for round two.
Needing at least one win in round two to play for gold, they followed up a hard fought loss to Mavericks Black with a tight win over the very skilled Saskatchewan team. The 7-6 squeaker allowed them to move on to the final where they once again faced off against Mavericks Black. While the boys came up short eventually falling 13-6, they came home winners with silver around their necks. Thanks to the Mavericks for such a well hosted event and Congrats to the boys and Coach Blake!
- Nov 13th, 2017 - Ottawa Titans recognized by the Ottawa Sport Council!
The Ottawa Sport Council has named the Ottawa Titans as a recipient of the 2017 Charitable Endowment Fund. This recognition comes as the Titans get ready to once again host water polo sessions for youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the Francois Dupuis Pool (Jan 14th, 21st and 28 from 6-7pm).
2017 Recipients of the Charitable Endowment Fund
- Oct 20, 2017 - U16 Titans Girls Join forces with KW Inferno to play in NCL
Seven U16 Titans girls (Abi, Ana, Ivana, Julia, Rokaya, Taylor and Teodora) met their new teammates in KW on September 23rd and 24th. They had 4 hours of coaching with Paul ( U of T women's WP coach) plus a crew of three other talented coaches. The girls had a team dinner and team building activity at a KW escape room. Coach Owen couldn't make the first trip, but collaborated with Paul on team decision making. The girls had a number of full scrimmages and profited from the high caliber of play and coaching. A great start for a new collaboration!
The girls will have one more practice in KW on October 21st and 22nd and be billeted again with the KW parents. Coaches and players are looking forward to the first round of matches in Montreal in November.
- Sept 18th, 2017 - Another Victory for the Titans Green Team @ Army Run 2017
This was our 3rd Green Team Army Run event, and the experience proved once again to be a great opportunity to promote the sport of water polo and our club to the general public. Aside from the recycling success, we have been able to demonstrate our commitment and dedication to this initiative.
Our booth presence (Friday-Sunday) was supported by ~10 volunteers. Sunday morning's engagement was a great team building effort with about 50 members present, and was an opportunity for parents to demonstrate leadership to the younger members of the Green Team. There were many brand new Titans members working together with some well known faces who keep coming back and enjoying the experience.
A big thanks to all athletes and parents, who participated and contributed to this success, and congratulations on a job well done to our Green Team coordinator, Boris Dzerdz.
- Sept 20th, 2017 - Academy (U14) Growing by Leaps and Bounds!
What a sight to see the explosive growth in our U14 Academy program this September. Tremendous recruitment and fabulous coaching in our recreational programs has driven Academy to record numbers. With over 60 athletes registered including 20 girls, the Academy program is nearly double the size it was a year ago. The first training session on Monday Sept. 11th, saw over 50 players in the pool and 6 coaches diligently working with our young athletes. Congratulations to everyone who helped make this happen!
- Special Farewell to Rachel Stein from the U16/U19 Competitive Girls
How do you say good-bye to your favourite coach after 4 years? Why not challenge her to swim a 3 km open-water race! This is exactly what our U16/18 girls did with Rachel Stein in July before she left for Baltimore. Due to the summer holidays only Alicia Morewood, Lianne Bedard, Julia DeCaire, and Juliana Morewood were able to challenge Rachel at the 3 km “Bring on the Bay” race held in support of the Easter Seals (helping kids with physical disabilities to succeed) on July 15, 2017.
With the designated pink bathing caps (Lianne was thrilled), goggles and time chips tight around their ankle, they felt like research animals released into the wild when they entered the water.
Rachel rose to the challenge and beat all her “little girls” with an impressive finishing time of 53 minutes. Only Alicia who will miss her not only as a coach but also as a team mate would not let her out of her sight. Rachel knew her girls so well that she predicted that all the U16 girls would finish within 65 minutes, which is exactly what they did! Well, done girls!
Rachel you will be greatly missed and YES they promised to be nice to Owen and Yorek in the upcoming season!
- Titans Summer Programs!
- Carleton Recreational Summer Water Polo League (ages 14 and up) – details available here.
- Free water polo sessions offered to young girls and boys (ages 5 and up), across the city at outdoor and indoor pools – details available at this page.
- Summer version of our 'Swim and Play' program (ages 7 and up). Quick overview is available here, the activity insight outlined on our main Programs page.
- Two Stay-in-Shape programs in June for ILWP (I Love Water Polo) and competitive (U14 and up) athletes.
- July 22nd, 2017 - The 5th Annual Titans Heroes Cup
The 5th Annual Titans Heroes Cup charity event will be held on July 22nd, 2017 (rain date July 29th) at Mooney’s Bay Beach, from 1pm - 6pm. This year, we are raising money for two charities: The CHEO Foundation and The Corporal Brent Poland Education Fund for Children of Fallen Soldiers. Beach charity water polo event - all are invited. Join us, have fun, support the charitable goal of the event. Read more ...
- July 8th, 2017 - Canada wins double Youth Pan Am bronze in Lima
Congratulations to both Canadian U17 water polo teams on bronze medal wins at the Youth Pan American Championships in Lima, Peru! The men's team included 2 of our very own Titans, Bogdan Djerkovic and Diego Gonzalez. Well done and congrats boys! Read more ...
- June 10th, 2017 - Titans Award Banquet is Culmination of Great Season!
The Titans held their annual Awards Banquet on June 10th, and used the opportunity to recognize another great season by all the Titans athletes. While those below were recognized in particular, all of the Titans athletes should take great pride in their hard work and dedication.
Special thanks to Banquet Coordinator Peter Bujduveanu who put in lots of hours of long work to ensure the event was a success. Thanks as well to our MC Bosko Vukojevic, as well as to the coaches and special guests who were present and helped distribute the awards. Go Titans!
Ottawa Titans Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year: Alicia Morewood
Ottawa Titans Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year: Diego Gonzalez
Ottawa Titans Most Valuable Goalies: Simon Nadeau; Molly McCormack
Offensive Players of the Year: Shayna Sammy; Julianna Morewood; Bogdan Djerkovic; Leandro Vasquez David Lapins; Rachel Baxter; Ana Milinkovic; Tomas Andrijasevic
Defensive Players of the Year: Madison Gordon; Teodora Vukojevic; Milan Duhaime; Filip Lukic; Scott Caswell; Sarah McIlveen; Jackson Taylor; Ivana Cugalj
Titans Team of the Year Award: NCL U19 Men Team
Ottawa Titans Academy Team Spirit Award: Miroslav Pecovic; Rokaya Aly
Ottawa Titans Sportsmanship Award: Hannah McCormick; Julia DeCaire; Harrison Young; Philip Pop; Owen Carriere; Saari Mclellan
Best New Female of the Year: Kennedy Quaile
Ottawa Titans Coach of the Year Award: Tyler Coady
Titans Water Polo Volunteer of the Year: Don Taylor
Titans ILWP Volunteer of the Year: Michael Wheatley
ILWP Spirit Award: Ethan Qi; Danan Burke
S&P Spirit Award: Ian MacRae; Gabrielle Dulude
WF Spirit Award: Omar Alsharnouby; Charlotte Perabo
ILWP Female Player of the Year: Maya Dekker
ILWP Male Player of the Year: Jeremy Guibert
The Ottawa Titans Water Polo Association is a not-for-profit organization that has been serving the Ottawa community since 1984, offering recreational and competitive water polo opportunities to players from 5 to 55+ years old. We are one of the largest and most successful water polo clubs in Canada. In the past five years, the Titans have ranked among the top 5 water polo clubs in the country and have produced a number of athletes who proudly represent Canada at the international level. This tremendous success at the competitive level can only be sustained thanks to one of the most comprehensive set of recreational water polo programs in the country. The Titans are THE place to be for any water polo enthusiast.