Staff

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    Head Coach Sasha

    Former pro-water polo athlete and Olympian, Sasha Potulnitsky has dedicated over 35 years to the sport. As a native born Ukrainian, he is a well known, highly decorated gold, silver and bronze medalist, as well as an honored team member of the “Dynamo” Lvov Water Polo Club, Lvov, Ukraine. During his pro-water polo career, Sasha represented Ukraine at numerous international competitions and cups, and led his Ukrainian Olympic Team as Captain for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Sasha has been coaching in the United States since 2005 as a Head Coach at The European Water Polo Club and Second Coach at the Stanford Water Polo Club in Palo Alto, CA. Sasha brings an incredible depth of knowledge, experience and absolute love for the sport. His coaching philosophy is founded on building strong friendships, teamwork, and discipline as he develops in his players a passion for the sport of water polo.

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    Bradley Collinwood - Advisor

    I was at the age of 14 when I first played water polo, and since then I found myself lost in the sport. I played 4 years at Golden West High School. I played both hole guard and set. The I played 2 years at Modesto Junior College as their whole guard/ utility player. Now I've been coaching for 3 years for several clubs and high schools. I love the strategy and aggressive aspect of water polo and love spending my time coaching.

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    Alfiya Tamayeva - Advisor

    Alfiya was pretty much born an athlete and can’t live without moving. She has been in sports for over 25 years, starting with ballet school at the age of 6, gymnastics, swimming, speed skating, track and field, volleyball, and played for the Kazakhstan Womens national rugby team for over 10 years. She is an avid snowboarder, beach volleyballer and yoga teacher. For her dedication, support and contribution to sports development, Alfiya has received an International Masters of Sports from the Ministry of sports of the republic of Kazakhstan.

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    Peter Blume - Advisor

    Peter Blume has been involved in water polo since he was 12 years old. He Played all through high school and continued his career at West Valley Junior College and then went on to play at Chapman University. He has been coaching at Harker High school since 2014 and is also a current coach with San Jose Express water polo club.

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    Christian Personius - Advisor

    I started playing water polo at age 9, with the 1st team all league in high school. I had a great experience playing for Marseille, France in 2010, West Valley College and UC Davis in 2012. Coached at Los Gatos High School in the fall of 2015 and have been coaching at San Jose express club since the spring of 2016.