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The Platja Gran in Palamós hosts, from August 30 to September 1, a new edition of the international beach water polo tournament.

An All-Star game will take place on Saturday evening with the best player of each team and the Spanish international Felipe Perrone.

About twenty teams from seven different countries will participate in the event: Spain, France, Holland, Belgium, Hungary, Iran and Italy.

Unveiling 3rd Beach Water Polo Costa Brava

Family picture at the presentation of the 3rd Beach Water Polo Costa Brava

Palamós is ready for a new edition of the Beach Water Polo Costa Brava, the beach water polo tournament organized by the Barcelona International Water Polo Academy (BIWPA) with the support of the City Council of Palamós.

The event will take place from August 30 to September 1 on the Catalan Costa Brava and will host a total of 20 teams from 7 European countries. The ‘Beach Polo’ will welcome several combined Catalan teams such as the Club Natació Barcelona, ​​the Club Natació Catalunya or the UE Horta, teams from the rest of Spain as CD Fortuna or Urbat IKE from the Basque Country and a total of 11 foreign teams, with the significant presence of 5 french teams.

The event has already become a classic to close the summer season in Palamós.

Felipe Perrone, a very special guest

As every year, on the second day of competition, on Saturday 31 at 19h, will take place the All-Star game, featuring one player from each team and Felipe Perrone, one of the best players on the planet and silver medalist in the last World Championships.

This year the event is held just after the beach water polo has been become an official discipline in the Gwangju Swimming World Championships this past summer.

A more dynamic water polo

The beach water polo is a variant of the water polo that offers a more dynamic spectacle in a smaller field and fewer players (5 instead of 7). It is an ideal format to promote the sport in smaller fields of play and focusing on fun with pre- and after-match entertainment.

As it happened in the previous edition, there will be two inflatable fields of play, the competition area right in front and a village area with music and bar service for the general public. All teams will enjoy dinner and party right after the competition finishes both on Friday and Saturday.

3rd Beach Water Polo Costa Brava

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-Three of three posible titles. Amazing. What are the keys to reach this success?

It has probably been our hope, practice hard and a way of playing that let all of us reach our best level of waterpolo.

-JUG has invested heavily this season incorporating you and Xavi Garcia between others. You have far surpassed the initial goals…

Yes. They demanded us one title this season and finally we have achieved all of them. You can’t imagine the happiness of the people in the city.

-About the Final Six. You have given a lesson. You beat Eger in front of their crowd, Pro Recco in the penalty shoots in an excellent match and in the final you beat Olympiacos that were more fresh than you…

It has been so tough. The first match against Eger after a month without official games. Next, Recco proposed a suffocating pressing. And finally the final, I don’t really know from where we got that energy to play.

-One more time Felipe Perrone proves again that he is one of the best players in the world. Your appearance is stellar and you take the reins of the team in the moments of more tension…

Well, I had a good championship but the truth is that we play in a way that lets me play at my top level. Besides having left-handed players in the team, centers, goalie, center defender… was fundamental.

-You already have 3 Champions leagues. You walk into a select club within reach of very few in the history of this sport …

Honestly I don’t think in that kind of things. Every one has each history . If I think in how we did it in Barceloneta, I think it passed a few months before we realized what we had achieved and I think this year will be the same.

-And now Rio 2016 with Brasil. What is the preparatory path until August?

I can’t think in Rio yet but the way is training 7 hours each day since last Wednesday. Before Rio we have the final of the world league that is really important for the image of the team.

-A medal would be the best way to close one of the bests season in your sportive career. Are there options?

In Brasil is a miracle to be able to compete Two years ago Brasil lost for 10 goals. Our objective is to be on the first eight teams and then be able to play a quarter final match in front of 18.000 people where we can dream big.

-As you know, in BIWPA this summer we are buzzing with the camps. We would like you to send a message to all the guys so they want to join us and they can dream with becoming, with a lot of effort, the next Felipe Perrone.

What I can say to them is that they have to take advantage of this camps to learn a lot, and also to make new friends from Spain and the rest of the world. It is an unique opportunity!!!

P.S. We miss you a lot in Spain…

I miss Spain too

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¿Cuáles fueron tus inicios a nivel de club?

En un club muy humilde de Brasil. Tenía un entrenador que era un enamorado de este deporte, Paulo Rogelio. Entrenábamos mucho recuerdo. Después mi hermano Kiko con 25 y yo con 15 jugamos el Mundial de Fukuoka con Brasil. Hablé con Iván Pérez le comenté que tenía pasaporte y que quería jugar en España.

¿Y cómo acaba esa historia?

Tuve la suerte que Guillermo Molina acababa de fichar por el Pescara y había una plaza en el CN Barcelona. Toni Esteller –que es de los que arriesga- fichó a mi hermano que fue el primero en llegar y yo posteriormente.

Más tarde decides por marchar a Italia…

Sí. Yo tenía ese sueño de jugar la competición de las grandes estrellas. Surgió la oportunidad de ir a un club que era muy bueno para los jóvenes como era el Savona. En aquel momento tenía 21 años.

¿Cómo es el Pro Recco como club y compartir vestuario con las grandes estrellas?

Muy profesional. La ciudad vive el deporte como locos. Es un pueblo de 10.000 personas pero sí que es verdad que la relación con los jugadores es muy profesional. Están volcados en el resultados. Recuerdo que el primer año perdimos la Copa de Europa y al final de temporada nadie sabía quién iba a seguir el próximo año. El segundo año ya la ganamos y nos quedamos más tranquilos.

Hablemos ahora de tu etapa con la selección española.

El primer éxito con España es el bronce en Mar de la Plata. Y luego nueve años increíbles con la absoluta. Quizás no tuvimos la suerte de obtener un oro pero dado el contexto internacional yo lo veo como un logro. Es una etapa muy importante de mi vida en la que he construido muchas amistades y que las tendré toda la vida.

El elemento social en tu incorporación a Brasil es importante me imagino ¿no?

Así es. He visto algo más que las medallas. La función real del deporte de Alto Rendimiento. Gracias a esto he podido crear un proyecto social en Río de Janeiro de 100 niños que me llenan mucho. A veces se olvida de que el deporte también puede hacer personas mejores. En Brasil esto es una herramienta increíble. Además el waterpolo que es un deporte muy completo con valores como el equipo, el sacrificio…

Tengo que preguntártelo. ¿Cómo es Ratko Rudic de entrenador?

Es una legenda de este deporte. En Brasil decimos que si viene alguien con cuatro oros olímpicos y te dice que te rompas la cabeza contra la pared, lo haces (risas). Fuera bromas, le han propuesto un reto impresionante. Es un entrenador muy exigente pero vamos todos a una con él.

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Felipe Perrone en uno de los campus BIWPA

¿Qué será después de Rio para Felipe Perrone…?

Esa es una buena pregunta. Con sinceridad, no lo sé. Tengo presente que cada día es más difícil vivir de este deporte pero hay que saber prepararse para el día de después. En la selección el grado de Licenciados se ha incrementado muchísimo en los últimos años y esto es un dato muy importante. Yo he acabado mi Grado en ADE y ahora pienso en prepararme como entrenador y quiero hacer un Master pero la olimpiada de 2016 lo hace difícil.

En relación a las últimas noticias que han aparecido de que hay varios clubes que atraviesan momentos delicados en el plano económico… ¿Estamos ante una desprofesionalización del waterpolo en España?

Sinceramente me duele. Es una pena que muchos jugadores no puedan dedicarse a este deporte. Yo he vivido un momento en el que se invertía mucho dinero pero esto ha cambiado. En lugar de quejarme prefiero ver su lado positivo. Es momento de reestructurar el waterpolo español y hacerlo más sostenible. Como modelo profesional hay que buscar nuevas iniciativas que nos permitan dedicarnos a este deporte. Lo que se hace hoy en día es de héroes con la dedicación que hay y lo poco que se gana.

Para cerrar la entrevista me gustaría que hablemos de BIWPA. Desde el principio has estado al 100% con nosotros. ¿Qué le has visto?

Yo creo que sobre todo es la idea y la capacidad que tiene BIWPA de desarrollar el deporte. Su potencial para enganchar a más gente en este deporte y disfrute del waterpolo.

Estamos viendo como empiezan a ver diferentes iniciativas privadas donde antes estaba lo público… ¿Cómo lo ves?

Yo lo veo bien. En base al concepto de responsabilidad social corporativa, es un camino para buscar a las empresas. Por qué no una empresa puede asociar su imagen a un deporte. Sinceramente si supiéramos vender la imagen del waterpolo sería uno de los caminos para emprender .

¿Qué recomiendas a los chicos para que vengan a BIWPA?

Lo veo como una posibilidad para ver el waterpolo de forma más intensa y una manera de conocer otras personas, otras culturas de todo el mundo y relacionarte con personas con el mismo gusto. Al final se juntan grupos humanos increíbles. Es un aprendizaje como persona y deportista.

Foto cabecera: Pilar Silvestre

The Atlètic Barceloneta yesterday was proclaimed Europe champion for the first time in its history by defeating, for a low (6-7), the Radnicki of Serbia in the Final Six. With the victory, the “sailors” become the third Spanish team to win the Champions League after the CN Barcelona (1982) and the CN Catalunya (1995).

The success of these athletes is another example of high-level water polo that Barcelona offers to all teams and players who choose Barcelona as the place to do their Training Camps. In fact, Barcelona and the surrounding area host the largest number of water polo teams in the Honor Division, both male and female teams .

The Final Six, a competition that will also host Barcelona in 2015, took place in the pools Bernat Picornell. These facilities were opened in 1969 to house the European Swimming Championships in 1970 and has since hosted Olympic Games, World and European Championships.

The high level of these facilities and the players who have won this competition is another example of the prestige of the Spanish water polo, which has established itself over the last 25 years. The successes of the Spanish men’s team since the Olympic Games of Barcelona ’92, and the explosion of women’s water polo with the silver medal at London 2012 and gold in Barcelona 2013, demonstrate the high level of water polo in our country.

We want to congratulate Atlètic Barceloneta for the great competition that have been made, to the Martin brothers, Chus and David for the excellent work they’ve done, the MVP Albert Español and, in particular, Felipe Perrone, our campus ambassador, who did a great championship. Congratulations guys! You are already champions of Europe!

The first week of the Water Polo Easter Camp 2014 was a great success. We are delighted with our young water polo players, which have shown a lot of motivation and interest and their improvement has been steady all week.

To them has been an experience, not only because they have made great friends, but also because they were able to share values ​​such as teamwork and generosity, and they have shown great enthusiasm and passion for water polo. Thanks to the strong connection between coaches and players, the Easter Camp participants have not only experienced high performance water polo, but have also learned to develop their skills and abilities.

What impressed them most has been the visits of great athletes like Anni Espar, Felipe Perrone and Anna Copado, and the lecture “How to stay motivated all year” by the coach Xesco Espar, one of the distinguishing features of our campus. In addition, the experience of training in the CAR of Sant Cugat has left its mark among our water polo players, not only they were impressed by the facilities, but also because they have been able to experience the lifestyle of elite athletes and they were able to share with them breakfast, lunch and dinner. What an experience!

To finish the campus, yesterday  we were able to enjoy a very special tour. We went to see the match between Spain and Canada and then we walked through Montjuic, getting to know some of the facilities where the Barcelona 92 Olympics took place. In the evening we all shared together (parents , participants and coaches)  a farewell dinner, which was very emotional, full of gifts and surprises for our water polo players.

We are very pleased with the success of this first edition, mainly because our water polo players have had a great time while improving their athletic performance. Tomorrow comes the second group, and we hope you enjoy as much as the athletes who’ve been with us this week.

We hope to see you again in the summer!

With only a few hours before we start our Easter Camp 2014, we are sure many of you are wondering what’s a day like in the BIWPA Easter Camp. So today we share with you the routines and activities that will take all the Easter Camp players.

At 9:00 am, after having breakfast, we will explain the activities they will do and which will be the day’s objectives. Also we will have the opportunity to make a video session where we will develop the technical content to work during the day.

From 10:00 to 13:00 we will break into groups to perform technical training session in the pool and physical activity out of the water. When we finnish, players will have lunch and a bit of free time to relax for a while and meet their team mates.

At 16:00  we will divide into groups to do a session focused on technical and tactics training in the pool, and a related activity until 18:30, time to change clothes and go home.

From 19:00,  the full board players will have some free time before dinner, when they will be able to take to speak with you by phone so you can ask them how was their day.

But that is just the daily routine, we have also prepared special activities for our players. On Monday 14th, Jesus Romero from Isostar, will tell the kids the importance of good hydration and nutrition as high performance sport is practiced. On Tuesday 15th we will have a visit from Anni Espar, Easter Camp ambassador, who will give a Master Class to the participants. On Wednesday  16th will be the turn of Xesco Espar, who will give them a talk on motivation. We will also have Felipe Perrone, another Easter Camp ambassador, who will give a Master Class on Thursday 17; and also the visit of Anna Copado, silver medal at London 2012, on Friday 18th.

For the Campus participants attending from Monday to Sunday, we remind you that on Saturday, after the technical session in the morning, the rest of the activities will be playful, and we will visit Barcelona, ​​Montjuïc area, which includes a visit to the Olympic Museum and the Barcelona 92 facilities, and when we return to CAR, the farewell dinner. Finally, on Sunday morning last training in CAR will be until 12:30 and everyone will go back home.

If you want to know more about how our players enjoy our Easter Camp, stay tuned to our Facebook and our Twitter, where we will inform you of how the day goes.

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In the previous post we tell you that Anni Espar will be our BIWPA’s Easter Camp 2014 ambassador. But we have more good news: Anni will not be alone in this task, because the recognized water polo player, Felipe Perrone, has also agreed to be our ambassador .

Felipe Perrone (Rio de Janeiro, February 27, 1986 ) is a Spanish-Brazilian water polo player , who’s currently playing with  CNA Barceloneta,  with whom he won his last title to date, the bronze medal at Belgrade 2013 Final Four.

However, Felipe is globally recognized as an international -absolute category- player, in the Spanish national team, with whom Perrone was proclaimed in the 2009 world subchampionships in Rome 2009.

As a member of the Spanish team he has been able to train in the most advanced and specialized facilities: the CAR, the center about we told you in ‘BIWPA Easter Camp in CAR Sant Cugat ‘ post.

With the Spanish selection, he also won two bronze medals, one in the World Championships in Melbourne and another in the el European Water Polo Championships in Belgrade ,  in 2007 and 2006 respectively.

By then, Felipe had already achieved a gold medal in the 2005 Mediterranean Games in Almería, when he was not even 20 years, which was a clear sign of the great Spanish-Brazilian’s talent.

In his resume he also has three silver medals at the 2009 Mediterranean Games Pescara, and the Super Final of the 2006 World League Athens and 2012Amati,was also chosen Ideal 7 all star team in the 2012 London Olympics as the best player of the Spanish league last year.

The Spanish-Brazilian’s talent was perceived around the world during his time as a junior player; he played three junior world championships, two with Brazil -when he was 15 and 17-, and one with Spain with 19 years, with whom he won a bronze medal in Mar del Plata 2006.

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Felipe Perrone

It was at that moment, when the player’s career took off with much more force, to become the water polo icon who he is today.

Felipe is highly valued both in Spain and abroad, due to his work, effort and dedication to the sport that he loves. And for that reason, along with his fantastic work on the water -of each individual as well as the team-, Felipe Perrone is an exceptional player with a successful career.

Felipe Perrone and BIWPA’s team have a close relationship, so he dedicate us these kind words: “BIWPA is an opportunity for those players who want to pursue water polo excellence, and trace new paths to get the success”

“Furthermore, BIWPA has much more than a Easter Camp program, they also offer many other programs that are tailored to each player. They even have programs for athletes who want to combine sport with studies during other periods of the year. It is a perfect situation for all young players, those who are hardly fighting for water polo’s future”.

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At BIWPA we could not be more proud and happy for having Felipe Perrone with us: his experience in the CAR, and his passion for water polo, makes him a perfect ambassador for our Easter Camp 2014.

There isn’t an exact formula to achieve athletic success. However, many of the great water polo champions share a common denominator: the High Performance Centre of Sant Cugat (Centro de Alto Rendimiento de Sant Cugat, CAR).

The CAR was established in 1987, shortly before of the arrival of the Olympics in Barcelona, in the year 92. ¿And which is CAR’s goal? To be a specialized training center for Spanish athletes who play Sports -considered- minority.

With this leitmotif, and 25 years later, the CAR has become a benchmark as high performance centre internationally. More specifically it has been, and it is currently, essential to promote water sports, especially synchronized swimming and water polo.

Much of the CAR Sant Cugat’s prestige comes from its modern and customized training methodologies. It also has the most advanced facilities and a 360º staff for the athletes. All the staff members work with a single goal: enhancing the natural talent of each player to achieve the excellence, and simultaneously, to optimize his contribution to the team which he or she belongs.

For this reason, the CAR has recently opened a new module which include, among other facilities, 3 pools that cover all the needs for a High Performance training. This pools also incorporate the latest audiovisual and sound technology systems (also underwater systems), to analyze the specific technical and tactical training aspects of each player.

Now BIWPA (Barcelona International Water Polo Academy) gives you the opportunity to live the experience of training in the same resort where Anni Espar or Felipe Perrone has trained.

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Anni Espar

Biwpa hosts the first Easter Camp designed by and for water polo players. Easter Camp is a golden opportunity for those who want to enjoy a different vacation during the Easter period, participating in a unique water polo camp, with players from different countries and adding the infinite attractions that just a city as Barcelona can offer.

There are different dates for Easter holidays, depending on the country or the region that you’re from, so BIWPA offers 2 different options:

• April, from the 14th till 20th

• April, from the 21st till 27th

BIWPA uses a cutting-edge training method that improves water polo player skills (individual technique and tactics), and it also includes emotional development and mental strength training.

These methods will be conducted by professionals with proven experience at national and international level; the camp will take place in one of the best European facilities, and our two ambassadors will also visit the Easter Camp, Anni Espar and Felipe Perrone .

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Felipe Perrone

Registration is now open and the feedback has been very positive. As soon as preparations for the campus advance, we will tell you everything that happens in this blog, on our Facebook and on Twitter.

Until then, and if you want to know more details, we invite you to take a look at the BIWPA’s web, particularly at Easter Camp program .

This way you will understand that Easter Camp is not another campus over water polo, it’s the opportunity to develop the technical skills of water polo for a week, and in the best environment that you can imagine.