Blair’s water polo team defied expectations this year, beating rivals and growing by leaps and bounds. Read on to find our how the Bucs on our newest team are getting ready for the next level.
In fall 2021, Blair established a coed varsity water polo program. The team has a wide range of abilities from students who have played before, swimmers who are excited to dive into a new water sport, and beginners who are simply excited to try something new! Blair’s water polo athletes compete against teams from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.
The team trains in Blair’s six-lane, 25-yard pool, as well as the School’s top-notch strength training facility. The goal is to develop players into well-conditioned athletes who master fundamental water polo skills and have fun while doing it.
Meet Coach Towne
Language teacher Mitchell Towne joined Blair’s faculty in 2019 after spending three years in Rome with the Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study. As part of this nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading access to the study of Latin and ancient Greek, Mitchell led classical tours around Italy, Greece and Sicily and taught in language programs. He is a 2016 graduate of Williams College with a bachelor’s degree in classics. A varsity swimmer at Williams, Mitchell coaches swimming and track at Blair.