HEADLINES & UPCOMING EVENTS
Registration for the 2020-21 season is now open
The season starts on Monday, September 14th, so there is no time to waste! COVID-19 has resulted in a number of changes to our regular routine. You can read about those changes in the Programs section in the COVID-19 Info & Procedures page. You can also get an idea of what the practice schedule will look like by going to the 2020-21 Practice Schedule page in the Programs section.
Training spots will be very limited until COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed or until we secure additional pool time, so it is important that you register as early as possible to secure your spot. A registration will be deemed completed when the registration has been submitted via our on-line Registration Portal and the first payment has been received.
Curious but not ready to commit? We welcome try-outs throughout the season, as long as we have training spots available. Simply request a free try-out via our on-line Free Try-out Sign-up Form.
We look forward to seeing you all at the pool. Go Titans!
- April 30, 2020 - Academy Athletes Artistic Challenge
Coach Charles Bouwer challenged our Academy athletes at one of his weekly dryland sessions to submit art projects inspired by water polo and the Titans. Below are samples of the submissions received so far. Thank you for your participation, and please keep them coming!!!
Interested in participating? Simply email a picture of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Titans Art - your name” in the subject line. We will post them all on this dedicated web page and will announce the winner in the last week of May. The rumor has it that the prize, in addition to major bragging rights, may include a T-shirt or a water polo ball. :)
Annika Finlay submission:
- March 16, 2020 - 'Social Distancing' to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, the Titans are canceling all practices until further notice, additional details available here.
We will be sharing information about plans for our dryland based practices, so we stay healthy and in shape; ready for the return to our regular practices, hopefully soon.
- Feb 21-23, 2020 - TITANS CUP This Weekend!
Be sure to check out the 22nd edition of the Titans Cup this weekend! The action starts tonight at Carleton University with the U10/U12/U14 divisions getting going, while the U18 girls will begin play at the CEGEP Saturday morning. A total of 27 teams will compete across the four divisions for the prestigious Titans Cup hardware.
The Canadian National Women's Team has accepted our invitation to make this event even bigger! They are traveling to Ottawa and will spend Saturday and Sunday with us at the Titans Cup. This will be an inspirational opportunity for our athletes to meet the very best female water polo players in Canada.
Many players get their first game action at Titans Cup, so if you make it out there is a good chance you will see a future National Team member playing!
This Webpage includes the schedule, scores, standings and more: Titans Cup Information
U12 Titans Green team celebrates their bronze medal victory in a 7-5 shootout over U12 Titans Blue at recent Titans Cup 2020 weekend.
A huge thanks to the Canadian Women's Water Polo Team who helped make this a very special event!
Congratulations to all the athletes, coaches and volunteers on a very successful Titans Cup tournament!
- Feb 16, 2020 - Team Ontario Girls Bring Home Gold From Florida
Congratulations to our Team Ontario Girls who captured Gold at the South Florida International Water Polo Tournament! The team included the Titans' very own Ivana Cugalj and was comprised of athletes born in 2003/2004 who competed in an older 2001 and under division. The girls dominated their division going 4-0 while outscoring their opponents by 41 goals, before taking the title with a 10-9 "Golden Goal" overtime win over the Miami-based Riptides.
Congratulations girls and good luck with the rest of your club seasons!
Team Ontario's boys team included three Titans (Tomas, Andrej and Jackson) as well as Coach Owen. The boys took their first game holding on for a nail-biting 10-9 finish to get the tourney off to a good start. The next two games were losses however, including a tight game with the eventual winners of the 2001 category, Barcelona WP. The entire division proved to be the strongest with each team winning their two placement games, with Team "O" winning games against Bahamian and Puerto Rican clubs on their way to a solid 9th place finish. Well done boys!
- Jan 31, 2020 - Five Titans Headed to South Florida - Lucky Them!
Congratulations to our 5 Titans who will be heading to Coral Springs Florida for the 2020 South Florida International Water Polo Tournament in February. Invited to join the Team Ontario entries were Ivana Cugalj, Tomas Andrijasevic, Andrej Gavric and Jackson Taylor, as well as our very own Coach Owen Kennedy, The athletes will travel to Florida Feb 11th for training followed by a tourney filled with international teams from Feb 14-16th. Congratulations to all and good luck!
For more information and to track game results visit the tournament website here
- Jan 12, 2020 - Ncl Action in Gatineau a Huge Success!
Congratulations to our three U16 teams who took part in the National Championship League action in Gatineau this weekend. The event was a tremendous success thanks to the phenomenal effort of our 35 athletes and of course our army of volunteers. We couldn't have done it without you!
Special shout-outs to the U16 Girls team who tied the Capital Wave/DDO joint entry to split the season series at 1-1-1, as well as the U16 Black Boys who went 4-0 to take over first place in the Eastern Conference. Catch up on all the NCL action here, including a mention about a certain Titans goalie!
- Dec 01, 2019 - Titans FUN Day In-house Tournament
On Sunday, December 1st, close to 110 young Titans water polo athletes (mostly from our U10/U12 programs) participated in our FUN Day mini-tournament at the Nepean Sportsplex. Some of U14 players were absent, away at KW tournament with 2 teams (1 boys and 1 girls teams).
The deep-end division included five teams, while the shallow-end division had three. To see this many players in the same pool at the same time was extremely rewarding and invigorating. What an amazing bunch of budding athletes we have!
To those of you for whom it was your very first real water polo game experience, congratulations on facing this huge challenge. Win or lose, in our book, you are all true heroes for having persevered and played on in this confusing, sometimes intimidating environment. You can look at your friends in the eye with confidence, knowing that you did something that most of them would not be able to do!
More FUN Day tournaments to follow. In the meantime, let's all focus our attention on the upcoming Titans Cup 2020 (Feb 21-23). This will be our 22nd, as always an event to remember. Go Titans!
- Nov 9th, 2019 - Titans Gear Is Here in Time for the Holidays!
The Titans gear "pop-up" store is now available here: Titans Gear
The store includes size charts. If you want to try your gear for size, you can attend one the following fitting sessions (look for Annie Gagnon (Joël's mom)):
Wednesday November 13
19:30 to 20:15
Nepean Sportsplex (in the lobby)
Thursday November 14
17:30 to 19:30
Ottawa University (in the stands)
19:00 to 21:15
Nepean Sportplex (in the lobby or stands)
Should you have any questions: email@example.com
- Register NOW for the 2019-2020 season!
Registrations for the 2019-20 season have started. To register, please visit our Programs section and select Registration. This page includes all the required information to complete your registration.
You can also click here to go directly to our Registration page.
- Ottawa Titans Annual General Meeting
All members (athletes, parents, and coaches) are invited! The new signed forms will be collected at the AGM.
Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Ottawa Public Library Main Branch - Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, ON - (map)
- Aug 26, 2019 - Ottawa Titans Well Represented at OWP Summer Training Camp
There were several Ottawa Titans who traveled down the 401 to Toronto to participate in the Ontario Water Polo summer training camp. The by-invite only camp welcomed Rokaya, Lillian, Jackson, and Liam as well as Stephanie and Luka who played on Titans rosters last year, without forgetting our very own Coach Owen.
The camp was an opportunity for the players to practice with high level players and coaches including Serbian Partizan club coach Aleksandar Nikolic. The 9-day camp was also an opportunity for our players to billet with GTA families, offering them an overall exciting experience. The final weekend of the camp featured joint training with Team Quebec including some games throughout the weekend. Both Ontario girls teams were able to sweep their 2 games series against their provincial counterparts while the boys needed the 14-13 rubber match victory to take the 3 game series.
Thanks to all the coaches (especially Owen ;)) and organizers, and especially the billeting families for making this experience so memorable!
- New Athletes Experience the Sport for the First Time
James likes the Ottawa Titans Water Fun program so much that he drew a picture of a water polo game for his kindergarten class.
Too cute not to share.
- Titans Summer Water Polo Programs
Our regular season may have come to an end but there will be plenty of water polo opportunities in the Summer months:
- 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.
- Titans Recreational Summer League @ Carleton University (ages 14 and up) – details available here.
- July 27th - Titans Family Day @ Mooney's Bay
Our 8th annual summer beach water polo family day is approaching quickly. Expect plenty of fun - bouncy castles, inner tube water polo, beach water polo, face painting, taekwondo demo, and beach games!
Activities are open to our members and the public as well, at no cost. Bring your teammates and friends - see you all at Mooney's Bay Beach on July 27th, 2019, between 1 PM and 6 PM.
(rain date: August 3rd, 2019).
- June 7th - COED Recreational Summer 2019 Water Polo League
Great news, you can now register for the Summer League at the following URL:
Summer League Registration Portal.
The Titans Recreational Summer League will run from Tuesday, July 2 thru Thursday, August 29, 2019. The scrimmages will be scheduled on Mon/Weds or Tues/Thurs, usually from 6pm to 7:30pm. Participants will play in two games per week (i.e. 18 scrimmages) and will be divided into groups based on their water polo experience and skills. The cost to participate in the league will be only $140 (HST included).
For additional details on the league, please visit the Summer Recreational League page available from the Programs menu item.
If you have any questions related to the Summer League, please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org
- June 6th - BRONZE for our U19 Titans Golden Men at Nationals!
The Golden Titans, a combined team of Ottawa Titans and Toronto Golden Jets won Bronze at the National Championships in Calgary last weekend.
On the first day of the tournament, the guys beat the 2nd and 3rd place teams from the West Conference, Pacific Storm (11:4) and Fraser Valley (16:9). They entered the second round tied with the York Mavericks, but the goal differential in common games placed the Golden Titans in 2nd place of the round robin.
On the second day, we faced Saskatchewan, the top seed overall. It was a very tough and nail-biting game that could have gone either way, however, the Golden Titans were short by one goal (8:7). Saskatchewan went on to win gold, but our guys did not waver, pushing on beat Pacific Storm (14:6) winning indisputably the bronze medal and bringing back home great memories along with the hardware for the first time in the NCL history.
Congratulations on a great season!
- June 5th, 2019 - Titans Green Team @ Ottawa Race
Ottawa Titans members completed another Titans Green Team effort with the success, at the recent Ottawa Race weekend. There were about 80 dedicated individuals at the two-day effort. The tradition started at the Army Run 2015 event continues - this engagement was our 8th in a raw.
This was another opportunity for our athletes, parents, coaches and board members to work together on helping the recycling initiative of the biggest multi-distance race event in Canada. Boris leadership skills shone again!
The impact these engagements have on our athletes (young and old) and adults are hard to measure. Quantifiable results are listed on the event Website.
We are looking forward to the next Titans Green Team opportunity happening at the new location for Army Run 2019 - Canadian War Museum.
- May 6th - U19 Men Take Gold at Eastern Championships!
The U19 Championships took place in Ottawa from May 3-5th at the Nepean Sportsplex and proved to be extremely entertaining! The Golden Titans A men's team started their medal quest with a win against Mavericks DS on Friday before facing off with Dollard in the semi-finals Saturday. In front of their home crowd, the Titans added to their 5-4 halftime lead with three quick goals before Dollard brought it back within 1 goal in the fourth quarter. A late goal by Luka Pejanovic sealed the 10-8 win putting them in the gold medal game, as well as assuring them a place in the National Finals in Calgary at the end of May.
The final was a matchup against the undefeated Mavericks who had outscored their opponents by 184 goals during the regular season. The Golden Titans were up to the task, and with the raucous home crowd once again behind them, jumped out to an early 3-0 lead and led 6-3 at halftime. Some great defense and timely stops by goalie Avto Mikadze ensured the victory, with the hometown boys prevailing 10-7. The offense was led by 4 players with 2 goals each including Maksim Cuturillo and Nikola Cugalj as well as All-Star team members Bogdan Djerkovic and Diego Gonzalez.
Congrats guys and good luck in Calgary!
- April 29th - U16 Boys take Bronze at Eastern Championships!
Coming into the Eastern Championships hot after a strong end to the NCL regular season, the U16 boys had high hopes of bringing home some hardware. The medal chase began with a matchup against the sixth seeded Shadow, a perennially tough opponent, which saw the boys get off to slow start but finish strong for the 8-4 victory. This put the boys in the semis against the Montreal Machine with the winner punching their ticket for the Nationals in Calgary. In front of a packed house, the boys were down early but fought back before the half to make a game of it, but the older, more experienced Machine players were able to pull away and seal the game. While disappointed with the loss, the boys turned their focus to the next day's game, the bronze medal match against the Toronto Golden Jets. This was another tight game which saw the boys slowly pull ahead and hold on for a nail-biting 10-8 win to secure bronze and bring their season to a thrilling end. Congrats on a great season boys and good luck to all of you next year!
- Eastern Championships Coming to Ottawa!
With the National Championship League regular season all wrapped up, it's time to turn our attention to the Eastern Championships taking place at the Nepean Sportsplex. With 5 Titans teams competing over two weekends, there's no excuse not to get out and cheer on your fellow Titans! The action gets started on April 26th with the U16 Girls and Boys taking to the water, while the May 3-5th weekend will see the U19 teams in action. The top 2 teams in each category will advance to the National Finals in Calgary in May!
Be sure to keep track of all the action on the Water Polo Canada schedule here.
Be sure to check all game times beforehand as they are subject to changes
- March 27, 2019 - Titans U16 Boys Crowned NCWPL Champs
Congratulations to U16 Titans boys who took home the Gold for the 2018-19 NCWPL season with a win over the defending champ, Ottawa GG's. It was a fitting final which featured the U16 boys and the GG's, who were the only team able to beat them during the regular season (a 5-4 win in week one). The boys took the championship game by a score of 10-6, allowing them to end the year on a 16-game winning streak. The bronze medal game was a see-saw affair with the Furious Titans pulling out the 11-10 shootout win. The night was a great end to the 11th NCWPL season! Get all the details on the NCWPL website.
NCWPL New Stars:
NCWPL All Stars:
MVC: Alexis Codina
MVP: Tomas Andrijasevic
MVG: Liam Sterne
Special thanks to Mike Wheatley for pictures from the final!
- March 4, 2019 - Clean Sweep in NCL action for U16 Boys in Markham
With 2 local games to play on March 30th&31st, the boys sit in 3rd position in Eastern Canada and hope to make a splash at the Eastern Nationals, April 26-28th at the Nepean Sportsplex. Way to go boys!
See Water Polo Canada weekend newsletter here, including the Titans Liam Sterne and Jackson Taylor making the All-Star team!
- February 22-24, 2019 - Titans Cup Tournament!
Welcome to our annual 21st Titans Cup event. We are super excited about the weekend - plenty of competitive water polo action happening at two different locations. There will be 24 teams, from 9 different water polo clubs, competing in 4 different divisions.
The official schedule for all tournament games available here.
Everyone is invited - come out and support ~350 athletes and their coaches participating at the event. The small army of minor officials, referees and volunteers will make sure this weekend will be remembered.
- Feb 4-13, 2019 - Titans families host water polo team from Győr, Hungary
The U16 Titans boys and their families had the pleasure of hosting the Győri Water Polo Club from Gyor, Hungary from February 4-13th. The 13 players born in 2004 & 2005 as well as their coach were billeted with Titans families for their stay in the National Capital. It was a great opportunity for the players to learn, not only about water polo, but also about their counterparts' culture and heritage. The boys most-cherished memory, other than the ones in their minds, will surely be the Gyori Club jackets they were presented with by the Hungarian club.
A great experience for all, and we wish the best to both of these teams on their water polo journey!
- Jan 22nd, 2019 - Three U14 teams represent Titans at Omnium CAMO
Experience is all that it is hyped up to be. The experience of playing at the CAMO tournament on January 18-20 in Montreal was well worth it from a player perspective. The final standings: 5th and 7th place for the boys, 5th for the girls.
The take-away from the experience was a weekend of bonding and building friendships and meeting other players from other teams. The athletes were always pumped entering their games and on exiting the pool after the games they reflected on the intensity of the game play.
To capture the essence of why they play, the girls’ excitement was captured through meeting Floranne Carroll, a member of the 19U Women’s National Team. They had the opportunity to ask several questions and pose with her. The general consensus amongst the Titans girls is that they can’t wait for the next tournament.
Pictures courtesy of Michael Wheatley. More can be seen here
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.