The RCAF Women’s Water Polo Team is back in the pool – The American River Current
Women’s water polo is back on campus but slowing things down again
The American River College administration has started allowing sports to slowly return to campus, allowing athletes to practice for the first time since the pandemic began in March 2020.
Heather Moody, the ARC’s women’s water polo coach, says the team has just started to get back into the water.
“We have just entered the pool, so take time for the athletes to get back into the water. Nothing is planned for the moment; it’s a wait and see, ”Moody said in an email to.
Moody says the team is happy to meet again.
“I think the women’s water polo team handled the pandemic as well as they could,” Moody said. “The morale at the moment is the excitement of being back in the water and rubbing shoulders with your teammates.”
During this time, staying in touch is especially important for students who participate in college sports. Moody says Zoom has been an active resource for the women’s water polo team.
“Zoom is the tool of choice; [They did] weekly workouts on Zoom, but now that they’re back on campus, they’re in the pool swimming, passing and shooting, ”Moody said.
The next fall semester at ARC will be hybrid, meaning that there will be primarily online learning, with limited in-person learning returning. This created more opportunities for student and beaver athletics.
Although the sport is back on campus, it will take time for it to be fully operational again.
“Right now, I’m waiting for the district to decide the plan for the sports teams. So no plans currently [for summer or fall semester]Moody said.
Students can keep up to date with the women’s water polo team and other sporting events by visiting the Beaver Athletics website.