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Water Polo for everyone

Water Polo for all ages and abilities

Waterpolo For All Abilities

We started out with 13 players in 2013 and have steadily grown to become one of Brisbane’s largest and most successful junior water polo clubs. We do this by focussing on the unique needs of our athletes.
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new to the waterpolo?

Youngsters of all ages, male and female, who want to play the oldest Olympic team sport, make new friends and develop skills that will last a lifetime

Mermaids water polo ball

Intermediate player

Kids ready to take the next step in their water polo journey. BWPI Competitions and potential to play for Mermaids & Mantas at State and Youth Championship levels

Mermaids water polo ball

advanced skills

Athletes focus on advanced skills, drills and game tactics for the next generation of Australian water polo talent

Mermaids water polo ball

Elite player

Provide elite training and important competition opportunities for state and national squad members. Come play with the best


Over ten years in the game

Mermaids and Mantas continue to grow

10 years ago former ­Australian water polo player Nicola Johnson was urged by some friends to start a junior water polo team called Mermaids based out of the Yeronga pool in School Rd.

Fast forward and there are now 30 teams from the ­Mermaids and Mantas participating in Brisbane competitions from under-12 to under-18s as well as the elite team of Merlo Mermaids.

“It is amazing. It is not what we were expecting,’’ Johnson said in reference to the growth.

“They are having fun, they mention it to their friends and their parents come along. They have so much fun and they are getting great coaching.’’

Johnson and her ­husband, Lance, are head coaches overseeing stunning success which last year saw the Mermaids capture the under-12 national title and win both the under-12 and under-14 state titles.

Also last year, the ­Mermaids produced a dozens of Queensland representatives at all age levels.

So where will it go next? Come join and find out!

get ready

for water polo action!


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