The UW Huskies compete in the Northwest Division of the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA), who oversees collegiate club water polo for over 112 universities across 15 divisions. Each division holds three tournaments including a divisional championship. The winner of each divisional championship competes at the National Championships along with the host school of that year's host division.
The team is overseen by the UW Club Sports office who provides partial funding to the program with the rest coming from fundraising and individual player dues. Day-to-day operations of the team are conducted by the team board which consists of 5 members and is elected annually by all current players.
The season officially begins in Winter Quarter and goes through May. But the team begins training at the beginning of each school year and participates in tournaments outside of CWPA located in Washington, California and Canada.
Interested in Joining?
Looking to continue playing polo after high school? Come check out the UW club team, meet some of the players and get a feel for being part of one of the most successful club sports at UW. Also, if you're a seasoned swimmer but new to the sport, let us know. Click the button below and fill out our new player questionnaire to get started.
The University of Washington Women's Water Polo Club team began in the mid-90s as a competitive but open club team that welcomes all students at the University of Washington.
Within a few short years, The team was already competing for the Northwest Division Championship of the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) and won their first title in 1998. The program's success continued and by 2000, the Huskies won their first National Championship.
To date, the Lady Dawgs have claimed nine division titles (1998-2001, 2003, 2016), one national championship (2000), and seven division runner-up (2002, 2004-2009) finishes and completed the 2019 season as the #6 team in the country.
Looking at continuing to play polo at the next level? Then take a look at our Prospective Players page and consider joining the UW Women's Club team.
Previous experience is strongly recommended, but any current UW student is welcomed to join the team. If you're a strong swimmer, you'll be amazed at how quickly you can grow and advance in water polo.