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January 3, 2023

Capanna: “Where we are now is still not enough for our big dreams”

Roma have the ‘special one’. No, not Jose Mourinho, Marco Capanna.  It was Mercedes Steiber, the current BVSC head coach, who gave SIS Roma’s forty-one year […]
December 17, 2022

Ortigia finishes series of encounters with Savona with valuable win

A visiting team recorded a win in the last big derby of the Italian Championships in 2022. Ortigia defeated Savona 16:12. It was Ortigia’s second victory […]
December 10, 2022

Trieste edges out Telimar in derby in Palermo

. The visiting teams collected the points in most of the matches played in Serie A1 today. There were several exciting games, but the highlight was […]
December 7, 2022

No excitement in derbies: Brescia and Recco demonstrate power

Two duels between the teams that play in the LEN cups were on the program of the 8th round of the Italian League. However, neither of […]
December 4, 2022

Roma, Plebiscito and Ekipe all win ahead of exciting Champions League battles

There were no surprises in the sixth matchday of the Women’s Italian A1, with all four top teams picking up three points. Ekipe defeated Como by […]
December 3, 2022

Telimar fixes defense to earn significant win

Telimar defeated Iren Quinto convincingly in the big match of the 7th day of the Italian Championship. It was a clash between the teams that target […]
November 29, 2022

Plebiscito triumph over Ekipe in Italy’s biggest derby

Week five of the Italian Women’s A1 featured a clash between the country’s two top sides.  Plebiscito Padova’s 13-11 victory over Ekipe Orizzonte gives Stefano Posterivo’s […]
November 26, 2022

Pro Recco and Trieste fly in derby games

Home teams recorded convincing wins in the derby games in the 6th round of the Italian League. Title-holder Pro Recco blew Savona away – 11:4. Trieste […]
November 19, 2022

Ortigia and Savona keep up with Pro Recco

While Pro Recco played in the LEN Super Cup, the other best Italian clubs battled for the points in the 5th round of the national championships. […]
November 13, 2022

Roma, Plebiscito, and Ekipe maintain perfect starts to season

The third full matchday of the Italian League was played this weekend, with SIS Roma and Plebiscito Padova being the only two teams to have won […]
November 12, 2022

Great defense leads Pro Recco to win in Brescia

The highlight of the 4th round in Serie A1 was an Italian water polo classic. Brescia and Pro Recco faced off in the Mompiano pool in […]
November 5, 2022

Trieste avoids surprise and narrowly defeats Roma

Favorites collected points in the 3rd round of the Italian Men’s League. However, some of the teams from the higher half of the table had very […]
November 2, 2022

Ortigia flies in Sicilian derby; hard-fought win for Recco

Two derbies between the teams that represent (or represented) Italy in the European cups were played in the 2nd round of the national league this evening. […]
October 31, 2022

SIS Roma and Plebiscito Padova earn valuable victories on the road

There were four games in the women’s Italian A1 this weekend, with healthy victories for the league’s top teams, and tight results lower down the division. […]
October 30, 2022

First wins for Posillipo and Roma; draw in Bologna

Five Italian teams played in the LEN cups this week, but the national championships continued with three encounters between the teams that are in the lower […]
October 23, 2022

Ruthless start to the women’s A1 season by Italy’s elite clubs

There were some big victories for the top teams on the opening day of the Women’s A1 in Italy. Ekipe Orizzonte smashed Florentia 21-2, while Plebiscito […]
October 22, 2022

Favorites take different paths to big wins on Day 1 of Serie A1

The first round of the 104th Italian Championships saw favorites record big wins. The top three teams in the previous season – Pro Recco, Brescia, and […]
October 21, 2022

Three-horse race in Italian women’s A1

Fans of Italian water polo have had to be patient, but the Italian Leagues finally begin this weekend, and the 39th Edition of the women’s A1 […]
October 21, 2022

104th Italian Serie A1: Teams of modern water polo in circle of favorites

The Italian national team had a very successful summer. The “Settebello” won the gold medal in the World League, silver at the World Championships, and finished […]
October 9, 2022

Thrillers in Naples, Bologna and Ostia at opening of Italian season

The Italian Men’s League will start in two weeks, but the best clubs from the Apennine Peninsula are back in action. As usual, the season was […]
September 16, 2022

Season for clubs is approaching: Major men’s national leagues start in October

Late in September, the new season of the LEN competitions begins with the first round of the Champions League qualifications (September 29 – October 2). All […]
August 9, 2022

PODCAST: Hallock: “I wouldn’t have been in Europe in 20/21 if it wasn’t for COVID”

This week on the Total Waterpolo Podcast, we sat down to talk with the man considered to be the best centre forward in the world, the […]
June 13, 2022

PODCAST #012 – Aaron Younger

Our guest on the Total Waterpolo Podcast this week is Pro Recco’s, Aaron Younger. On the show, the Aussie Shark talks about his very impressive club […]
May 28, 2022

Pro Recco defenses excellently and wins 34th Italian crown

Pro Recco beat Brescia in the third match of the Italian playoffs final and won its 34th title in the national league. The third game of […]