Palo Alto Water Polo Club

Palo Alto Water Polo Club’s mission is to enable athletes of all skill levels who want to achieve their maximum individual potential to reach their goals through water polo fundamentals and advanced techniques learned in a team environment.

  • We believe an athlete’s development and overall ability is completely dependant on they approach the game. In other words, as an athlete you get out what you put in.

  • We teach the game in an educational, rather than competitive, context; we build appreciation for the intricacies of the sport.

  • We challenge athletes to change the way they approach particular facets of their own game, and develop new skills they might’ve not otherwise attempted.

  • We give new leadership opportunities for athletes as they become more experienced.

  • We provide an environment that is helpful to athletes of all developmental stages

  • We believe love of the game is a vital skill towards becoming a good water polo player

  • We value individual and small group learning, including in-water demonstration by coaches

  • We value playing time in games and scrimmages as a necessary part of development

Ethan Look

Co-President, Coach

Ethan started playing water polo as 7th grader and continued his playing career at Palo Alto High School. He played all four years while at Paly, two on JV and two on Varsity, and served as a team captain twice. His most memorable goal was a post up finish on the three post in double overtime of the CCS quarterfinals against Gunn. Paly went on to win 13-12. Ethan continued his playing career for three years with Vanderbilt's club team and served as club president and player-coach as a senior. Ethan now writes code at Google and is head varsity coach at Paly where he just won Paly's first CCS title in 21 years.

Bryan Look

Co-President, Coach

Bryan started his playing career in 6th grade with Stanford WPC and played all four years at Palo Alto High School. As a left-handed driver he played half his high school career on JV and half on Varsity and was selected to All-League for both. His most memorable goal was an OT game-winner on his senior night vs. Homestead. On a 3-2 counter-attack Bryan skipped the ball cross-cage to give Paly the 8-7 victory. After graduating Bryan joined his brother's coaching staff as JV head coach and Varsity assistant during his Gap Year.

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