There will be plenty of aquatics action in Orange County this summer, especially with the USA Water Polo Junior Olympics returning beginning July 22.
The tournament is the largest age-group water polo tournament in the country, and many of the successful teams are from the Southern Pacific Zone that includes Orange County.
Junior Olympics qualifications for the younger age divisions were held last weekend. Many local teams did well, with Newport Beach Water Polo qualifying first from SoPac in the 10-and-under coed division and Laguna Beach qualifying first in the 12U girls’ division.
Vanguard, based in Huntington Beach, qualified first in both the 12U boys and 14U boys...