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easter water polo camp
After the first successful edition in 2015, BIWPA has organized the Easter Camp in Sóller (Majorca) once again led by young hopefuls of the Balearic water polo. 
From March 28 to April 1, more than 25 boys and girls coming from all parts of the world (New Zealand, Scotland, the United States…) and from different clubs of the Balearic Islands. They all participated in this second edition of the camp that took place in the facilities of Son Angelats sports center.
The campus was directed by Yuri Colet, the technical director of Water Polo Club Gymnapolis of Sóller, with skilled coaches in his technical staff such as Dorin Crust, one of the Rumanian figures of water polo, and Alex Pagès, the coach of the Club Gymnapolis.
The days were divided in double training sessions, one in the morning and one in the evening. They were combined with different leisure activities, other fun sports games, and lotteries with awards for all the participants.
Blanca Gil, an elite collaborator
As it has now become tradition in BIWPA camps, in this second edition of the Easter Camp we enjoyed again the participation of an ex-player of Spanish water polo, Blanca Gil. Blanca was considered the world’s best player in three occasions, and she was a member of the Spanish National women’s team that won the silver medal in the European championship in 2008.
Blanca did a special master-class in which she shared experiences and knowledge with all the boys and girls. All the participants did not hesitate to take a photo with the ex-player after their training.
Institutions support
As in previous occasions, this camp was provided with the collaboration of Balearic Swimming Federation and the Town hall of Sóller. These collaborators offered their support to BIWPA helping to develop activities to spread water polo in the Balearic Islands.
water polo camp
One of the Romanian figures who have left their mark by Spain, Dorin Costras, will coach BIWPA’s water polo camp in Mallorca. During the time that elapses technically, he will be one of the technicians who will work with the formation of the young athletes. We have the big luck that all BIWPA coaches are top professionals, and are capable of transmitting perfectly our philosophy.
Costras has extensive experience behind him. He has been a professional water polo player and also a regular of the bench, as a coach, from where he has led several Catalan teams like CNAB, Mataro and CE Mediterrani, until in 2013 when he returned to his homeland to lead the historic Oradea.
As a player, he also has an enviable sporting career. Since leaving the C.S. Crisul Oradea in 1989 has worn the cap and bathing suit of different colors. The first was with CN Barcelona, ​​where he started  in 1989 and spent a year, until the following season when he made an appearance in Barceloneta where he remained for three seasons. One of them, being player-coach. He also went through the CN Sabadell, CE Mediterrani and CN Mataro.
But undoubtedly one of the most noteworthy aspects of his long career as an elite athlete, was to be undisputed member of the Romanian water polo team. Between 1978 and 1993, among other international events competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics in Berlin Worlds (1978) and Perth (1991) and all Europeans until 1993.
In short, in the BIWPA water polo camp at Mallorca, the boys and girls who attend will have the opportunity to learn a high technical level, that will help and show you all the secrets that are hidden within this sport. As in a recent interview our co-founder, Yuri Colet said: “Mainly it provides opportunities for people looking to improve, have fun, learn and make friends. The methodology BIWPA is always present in all services, training camps, the camps academia, etc. At the end our goal is to help water polo players be their best!

In BIWPA we are celebrating. In conjunction with the Balear Swimming Federation and with the indispensable collaboration of Blanca Gil, we have developed the first Blanca Gil water polo camp from August 23rd to the 29th at the sports facilities of Son Hugo in Palma de Mallorca. Once one of the best water polo players in the world, she will be with the promising youth of water polo daily to train and form the future men and women players coming from all over the world.

With the usual methodology BIWPA utilizes in all its camps, two training sessions everyday combined with various complementary activities, players attending born between 1997 and 2003 can establish their own pattern of exercise adopted from the most acclaimed athletes.

Blanca Gil will be part of the technical staff and will be an essential pillar, for her long professional career is a very important element. She was named the best female water polo player in the world on four occasions (2005, 2007, 2009 & 2013) and she has played in Spain and Italy where she triumphed achieving great success. Additionally, she was an international player with the national team becoming a benchmark for Spanish athletes.

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Thus BIWPA continues the objectives set from its inception with the spread of water polo at the national and international level and the promotion of high-level performance. We are grateful for the close collaboration with the Balear Swimming Federation and their support of water polo. BIWPA returns to Mallorca after the success of the Easter camp on the island.

In short, the boys but the girls especially- given the figure of Blanca Gil- have an incredible opportunity with BIWPA from August 23rd to 29th in Mallorca. If you were born between 1997 and 2003 this is your chance to learn from one of the best Spanish water polo players.

Blanca Gil, BIWPA and the Balear Federation are waiting for you!