2018 Junior Olympics Crowns 12-18U Boys Medalists From Session 1

Session One of the 2018 Water Polo National Junior Olympics has come to a close in the San Jose, CA, and Stanford areas with champions crowned in multiple divisions across various age groups on Tuesday. Stanford University's Avery Aquatic Center played host to the highest level medal matches in the Championship Division. 

In a strong start to the day, Vanguard earned gold in the 12U and 14U title matches. SOCAL Water Polo followed with gold in 16U and the United Cozy Boys closed things out taking gold in 18U.

WATCH FULL REPLAYS

In the 12U final, Vanguard got out to a big lead and was able to defeat Newport Beach 18-8 with Ryder Dodd earning MVP honors. In the bronze medal match, it was San Diego Shores downing Rose Bowl 12-4. In the 14U title bout, Vanguard again claimed gold—this time in a much tighter match as they edged SOCAL 11-10. Logan McCarroll and James Rozolis-Hill shared MVP honors. In third place, LA Premier slipped past Stanford 9-8.


The 16U final saw two familiar foes get together with SOCAL downing CC United 9-6 to earn the gold. Riley Pittman was named MVP. In third place, San Diego Shores moved past Pride 6-5 for bronze. The 18U final feature the top seed in the recently assembled United Cozy Boys against the home team Stanford. After winning most matches in lopsided fashion, Stanford pushed the Cozy Boys to the brink, before falling 9-7. The team declined to select an MVP. In third place, it was another medal on the day for Vanguard as they defeated LA Premier 14-11.

Session Two begins Thursday morning in the San Jose/Stanford area, streaming LIVE on FloSwimming from the Avery Aquatic Center.

SEE FULL RESULTS

12U Boys

1. Vanguard - MVP - Ryder Dodd
2. Newport Beach
3. San Diego Shores

14U Boys

1. Vanguard - MVP - Logan McCarroll and James Rozolis-Hill
2. SOCAL
3. LA Premier

16U Boys

1. SOCAL - MVP - Riley Pittman
2. CC United
3. San Diego Shores

18U Boys

1. Cozy Boys - MVP - None selected
2. Stanford
3. Vanguard

Should Swimmers Be Subject To Underwater Officiating?

Officiating has been a growing topic in the sport over the past 10 years as rule changes and advancements in underwater video capabilities have continued. Being disqualified as a kid in a summer league meet is one of the most soul-crushing things a young swimmer can face, but we’re not here to talk about the summer league days… We’re here to talk about the fastest one percent of the sport.

The 200 Freestyle Relay Should Be In The Olympics

For a long time I’ve wondered why one specific event is not contested at the Olympic Games, or at the international level in general. I’m not a huge fan of comparing swimming events to track events, because I don’t believe they perfectly overlap, but in this case I just cant ignore it. 

Swimmers Are Nerds

If you haven’t realized it by now, swimmers are some of the nerdiest athletes in the world of sports. From the sets we do, the counting, the times we go, etc., etc., there’s a lot that goes into becoming a high-level swimmer, and a good portion of it comes down to being just plain nerdy. We’re going to break down the nerdiness of our sport into three categories, counting, data and more data.

Preview | Big Ten Men's Championship

What to know before the 2019 Big Ten Men's Swimming & Diving Championship

Preview | 2019 Big 12 Championship

When: Feb. 27 - Mar. 02, 2019

Preview | Big Ten Women's Championship

When: Feb. 20 - 23, 2019

FloSports to Live Stream 2019 Big 12 Winter and Spring Championships

AUSTIN, Texas — February 18, 2019 — Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, and the Big 12 Conference announced that fans can access live and on-demand coverage of the Swimming and Diving Championship on FloSwimming.com, the Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Championship on FloTrack.com, the Wrestling Championship on FloWrestling.com, and the Softball Championship on FloSoftball.com.

Swammers: When Should You Get Back In?

At the end of your career, it makes sense to step away from the pool for a bit. If you come back too quickly you might find yourself with your toes curled over the edge staring at the water for a good 10-15 minutes. You might build up the courage to jump back in with no expectations and swim a 25 just get out, like I did, or maybe you’ll just hit the hot tub. 

COMING SOON: Live Events Like Never Before

Prepare for a new immersive live experience that will transform the way you watch swimming. You shared your live stream dreams with us and we're making them all come true with fan-driven features that you've been craving.

Preview | OSU Vs. Pitt

What better way to start off a preview is to take a look at the most recent dual meet performances from each squad and pick out some swimmers to watch? Let’s do just that.