Menlo Mavens Masters Water Polo

Menlo Mavens is a masters water polo club based in Menlo Park, California.  

We welcome athletes from age 19 to their 70's+, and of ALL skill levels.

Our mission is to promote the sport of water polo by fostering a community focused on fitness, lifelong education, social responsibility, and friendly competition.

Our team practices on Sunday mornings, 8-10 AM at
Menlo Swim and Sport / Burgess Pool
501 Laurel Avenue in Menlo Park.

Drop-ins are welcome for a fee of $20.
All players MUST have a current USA Water Polo membership. A "trial athlete" option is available

Menlo Mavens Club #: 17057

For more information please contact us at

You may also join our email list at
Dues for January through December 2023 - $800.
Dues paid quarterly for 2023 - $220.
Dues paid monthly for 2023 - $80/month.

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Photo Credits:  Martha S., Peggy P.


We ask that all participants be fully vaccinated to the greatest degree eligible (including boosters) and be willing to present their vaccination card at the first practice attended.  Better still, please email a photo of it to


Unfortunately, in recent years, August and September have brought an increasing number of poor air quality days due to fire season.  Our team is subject to Menlo Swim and Sport  pool facilities closures due to poor air quality or other reasons.  In the event of a pool closure we will attempt to notify the team ourselves but you can get notified directly by signing up for Menlo Swim and Sport facilities closure notifications.

New Player Information

Water Polo Course Setup (1 page)

Water Polo Basics (3 pages)

You can also find many good explanatory videos on YouTube by searching for "Water Polo Basics" or similar.
Similarly you can find many videos of international or Olympic level competition for examples of high-level play.