Update and message home from Tan, coach with PPS Summer Dreamers Swim & Water Polo

One of our staff members at Swim & Water Polo on the Northside, Tan, sent home a message to the Pittsburgh Summer Dreamers. He left camp after a few weeks for a trip to Europe to play, train and better condition himself in the sport of water polo.

Tan is a student at North Allegheny and also plays with Tiger Water Polo.

Talking to the water polo players about a pending trip to Europe, where the sport of water polo is even more popular than the NBA is the the USA.

 

 

 

 

Earlier in the summer, at the University of Pittsburgh, we got to watch Tan play at the Pittsburgh Combine event. Here is one of his plays. He is wearing the dark cap and is playing offense, the hole-set position.

Coaches include: Curtis, Tan, Rebekah, Katie, Julia and Kyra. Plus, Coach Mark took the photo.

Good luck Pittsburgh at the water polo tournament in Cincinnati

The local players, with help from others from around the region, are playing in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The boys squad has two players from Texas, a player from Toledo, and a couple from Maryland too. Of course, Erie is well represented as well. Plenty of the girls players join the Pittsburgh kids from central Pennsylvania.

The photo above shows the two-time victors of the tournament from July 2014. Updates to this thread are expected with tweets from Moose Water Polo.

Score: 5-3, Pittsburgh up, early in the 2nd half over last year’s runner ups, Windy City. Two good teams. Windy City got the last goal on a 5-meter shot. Earlier goals came with the man-up advantage.

Heading into the 4th, leads 3-8. Goalies are the big deal this game. Both sides are being rock solid.

Game 2 for the weekend ends and Tigers up, 10-5, to Windy City. Next to the brackets.

Semi final win, 18-4 over St. X. Tigers to finals to play the team it faced earlier in the weekend in pool play and also in last year’s finals, Windy City.

Charles, the Tiger’s Goalie, is on fire, so say the reports!

Finals: Tiger wins, 13-7 boys championship game and claims the third title in 3 years.