Splish splash, takin’ a bath! Except water polo is not designed to get clean. In fact, it is often times the other way around with players scratching and clawing their way to the net in order to get in position to score.

Just because there are tenacious water polo players in the pool during this class does not mean students are excluded. Students of all levels of experience are welcome, and the class will help gain the knowledge and skills to prepare for the regular season in the fall semester.

“It’s really fun,” said Kaitlyn Tarr, a junior studying exercise physiology. “You get to meet people. But not only that, you get to do something that you love. Even if you don’t love water polo — you’ve never played — you get to come be in the water, which is always nice. And it’s stress relieving. This is where all my friends are, and I’ve made them all through this.”

Water polo, like soccer, is high intensity, fast-paced, all the time, go go go. So, come out and support these players and watch them.

“I love it because it’s aggressive and fun, and the exhilaration that you get when you shoot the ball and you make it is unmatched by a lot of other sports I’ve played,” said Ali Heider, a sophomore studying elementary education.

The water polo class meets each Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the JohnW. Hart Building pool. Registration is available through the BYU-Idaho IMleagues website. There is no better way to get clean (or dirty) than by coming to water polo to learn something new.