December 12 & 13, 2009
$250 Extended Day, $375 Overnight
BOYS & GIRLS CAMP
Opened in August 2005, the LHS natatorium is the home of the boys' and girls' swimming and diving teams, the LHS water polo team and FAST (Flyers Aquatic Swim Team). Measuring 25 yards by 25 meters, the all-deep 10 lane pool has hosted many high school, college and club championship events. The pool features two, one-meter springboards, locker rooms, and has a seating capacity of over 650.
Elite Camp Staff
HEAD COACH, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY
2008 NCAA FINAL FOUR
2008 LMU LIONS, NO. 5 NATIONAL RANKING
6 NCAA FINAL FOUR APPEARANCES
4-TIME WWPA MEN'S COACH OF THE YEAR
Completing his 12th season at the helm of the LMU Lions, Loughran has built a program that continues to gain national exposure. Loughran has led the Lions to 12 winning seasons and has guided the program to six conference titles and six NCAA appearances in the last eight seasons, including a third place finish at this year's Final Four.
The Loyola Marymount University men's water polo team finished the 2008 season with some head-turning accomplishments, including a No. 5 ranking in the final National Coaches Poll of the season. It is the highest final ranking in program history as they went 21-10 on the year, equaling the second-most wins in program history. The Lions finished the National Collegiate Men's Water Polo Championship in third place thanks to a convincing 11-4 win over Navy.
In 2001, they won their first-ever WWPA championship, going 15-14 overall, earning a bid to the NCAA Championship. Two years later the Lions finished 17-14 and returned to the NCAA Championship with their second WWPA title in hand. Both teams finished third in the NCAA tournament. In 2004 he had his first repeat in men's water polo with a 21-11 mark and another third place finish at the NCAAs. In 2005, LMU men's water polo became just the fourth program in school history to win three straight conference crowns, defeating UC San Diego in the WWPA final at the Burns Aquatics Center. They added to their resume with the fifth title in 2007 with an impressive run through the WWPA tournament.
Adding to his impressive resume, Loughran has won seven WWPA Coach of the Year honors, four in women's water polo (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004) and three in men's water polo (2001, 2003, 2005). He has posted an overall record of 184-151 (.549) for the men's team, ranking him as the program's all-time winningest coach.
Additionaly, Loughran has coached nine different players to 15 All-America honors while having three players earn WWPA Player of the Year honors from the men's team.
HEAD COACH, LONG BEACH STATE UNIVERSITY
1996 & 2000 US OLYMPIAN
3-TIME NCAA CHAMPION
2-TIME NCAA ALL-AMERICAN
2007 MPSF Co-Coach of the Year
Gavin Arroyo, a two-time member of the U.S. Men’s Olympic Water Polo team (1996, 2000) recently completed his second year at the helm of Long Beach State. Hired in the spring of 2006 to take over the Long Beach State men's water polo program, he has already started to leave his mark as a premier coach at the Division I level.
Arroyo led Long Beach to a 17-15 mark in 2007 as the 49ers finished the season ranked No. 9 in country. In addition, four Long Beach State players were named to All-MPSF teams and three to All-American. For his efforts, Gavin was honored as 2007 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Men's Water Polo co-Coach of the Year.
Before coming to Long Beach, Arroyo served as an assistant coach (2005) for the U.S. Men’s Senior National Team, planning training schedules, aiding in game preparation, organizing fund-raising events and being responsible for fundamentals, tactic implementation and conditioning. He has also served as the head coach for the Olympic Club of San Francisco men’s team (2004-05) for two years.
A 1994 graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in Political Science, Arroyo competed on the U.S. men’s team at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games. He was a first team All-American at Cal in 1993 and was a part of three NCAA Championship squads in Berkeley (1990, 1991, 1992). Arroyo competed on the U.S. National Team for eight years (1993-2000) helping lead the U.S. squad to numerous championships. The U.S. men’s team won the World Championships in 1994 and 1998, the 1997 FINA Cup and the 1995 and 1999 Pan American Games championships. He competed for seven years overseas playing professional water polo in Greece and Spain with five different clubs (Vouliagmeni, Glyfada, CN Barcelona, Olympiakos and CN Barceloneta). He was a member of the 1998 Greek League championship team and was runner-up in 1997 and 1998 at the European Cup Winners’ Cup.
HEAD COACH, UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC
James joins the Elite Polo coaching staff as the new head coach of Division I power University of the Pacific. James will continue to build on a Tiger program which has consistently been a force in the college ranks. The 2007 squad finished the year ranked No. 13 in the nation, while the 2006 Tigers finished with a record of 19-14 and a No. 7 national ranking. Since 2001, Pacific has produced 13 All-Americans and 16 all-conference student athletes.
From 2005-07, James served as the assistant coach for the United States National Youth Team, and recently traveled to Europe with the USA Men's Senior National Team as a part of their staff for the World Super Finals. James has been the head coach for the National 2-Meter Development Camp and Holiday Camp held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Col., over the past three years.
Prior to Pacific, Graham spent the past five seasons at Santa Rosa Junior College, building the Bear Cubs into a state power at the JC level. He led Santa Rosa JC to a record of 86-50-1 over his five years, including a third place finish at the California State Championships in 2007. The third place finish was the highest in school history, coming on the heels of a Big 8 Conference championship. For his efforts in 2007, he was named Big 8 Conference Coach of the Year. He won the same award in 2006, in addition to Northern California Coach of the Year honors, after leading the Bear Cubs to the Northern California championship.