Sunday, September 28, 2008

1932: Water Polo match in the port of Patras

Water Polo match in the port of Patras, Greece in 1932.
Source:
archives of N.C.Patras

1929: The pioneers of N.C.Patras

The pioneers team of Nautical Club of Patras who played against the English Navy team in the port of Patras in 1929.
Source: archives of N.C.Patras

1929: Water Polo match in the port of Patras

Water Polo match between the teams of “Nautical Club of Patras” and the team of English Navy in the port of Patras, Greece in 1929.
Source:
archives of N.C.Patras

Monday, September 22, 2008

1930’s: The team of Stalybridge ASC

The team of Stalybridge Amateur Swimming Club in 1930’s.
Source:
credit to Tameside Local Studies and Archives, http://www.tameside.gov.uk/

1925: The team and officials of Stalybridge ASC

The team and officials of Stalybridge Amateur Swimming Club in 1925.
Source: credit to Tameside Local Studies and Archives, http://www.tameside.gov.uk/

1925: The team of Stalybridge ASC

The team of Stalybridge Amateur Swimming Club in 1925. Stalybridge is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside, in Great Manchester, England.
Source:
credit to Tameside Local Studies and Archives, http://www.tameside.gov.uk/

Saturday, September 13, 2008

1909: The England and Wales International team

William Henry Dean (Billy Dean) and George Wilkinson (both Hyde Seals) with the England and Wales International Water Polo Team in 1909. Front L-R: George Wilkinson and William Henry Dean at Ilfracombe Hotel Baths.
Source: credit to Tameside Local Studies and Archives, http://www.tameside.gov.uk/

1904: The “golden” ball of Hyde Seals S.C.

The ball of Hyde Seals Swimming Club, World Champion in 1904, bearing the names of the team and its players.
Source: credit to Tameside Local Studies and Archives, http://www.tameside.gov.uk/

1913: The Champions of Hyde Seals S.C.

The team of Hyde Seals Swimming Club, Champion of England in 1913.
Source: credit to Tameside Local Studies and Archives, http://www.tameside.gov.uk/

1908: The Champions of Hyde Seals S.C.

The team of Hyde Seals Swimming Club, Champion of England in 1908. Hyde Seals was dominating the English Water Polo Championship in 1903-1904-1905-1908-1911-1912-1913-1920 and 1924. Hyde is a town within the Metropolitan borough of Tameside in Great Manchester, England.
Source:
credit to Tameside Local Studies and Archives, http://www.tameside.gov.uk/

1905: Hyde Seals S.C. World Champions

The team of Hyde Seals Swimming Club, Champion of England in 1905. The Hyde Seals' Water Polo team travelled to Paris in 1904 as English champions. They took part in a competition organized by the French newspaper L'Auto and defeated the defending champions, Brussels, 14-2 in a match which was played in the River Marne.
The team included George Wilkinson who was to captain Great Britain to the Olympic Water Polo gold at the 1908 Games in London and at Stockholm in 1912. The Hyde Seals returned to Paris in 1905 and 1906 to retain their title.
Source:
credit to Tameside Local Studies and Archives, http://www.tameside.gov.uk/

1903: The Champions of Hyde Seals S.C.

The team of Hyde Seals Swimming Club, Champion of England in 1903.
Source:
credit to Tameside Local Studies and Archives, http://www.tameside.gov.uk/

Friday, September 12, 2008

1904: The legendary George Wilkinson

George Wilkinson (1879-1946), a prolific goal scorer with a variety of shots, is generally recognized as the world’s first great water polo player. In 1899 he was only playing in the Division III of the Manchester league, but the following year he was recruited by the famous Manchester Osborne Swim Club and they included him in their team for the Paris 1900 Olympics without even giving him a trial. After being on the winning Manchester team for the 1901 ASA championships, Wilkinson moved to Hyde Seal Swimming Club in 1902. He captained the Hyde team for 22 years, leading them to nine ASA titles and a victory over Brussels in the “World Championship” at Paris in 1904. Wilkinson won 3 Olympic gold medals, captained the winning team at the 1912 Olympics and was a reserve for the 1920 and 1924 Olympic teams. He won a total of 24 caps for England between 1900 and 1922, captaining the team on four occasions. Like a number of notable sportsmen of this time, he became a publican and was the landlord at the Wheatsheaf Hotel in Hyde for many years.
Source: credit to Tameside Local Studies and Archives, http://www.tameside.gov.uk/
Text: http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/wi/george-wilkinson-1.html

Thursday, September 11, 2008

1907: The team of Hyde Seals SC

The team of Hyde Seals Swimming Club in 1907.
Source:
credit to Tameside Local Studies and Archives, http://www.tameside.gov.uk/

1920: The team of Hyde Seals SC

The team of Hyde Seals Swimming Club in 1920, captained by William Henry Dean (with the ball in hands).
Source: credit to Tameside Local Studies and Archives, http://www.tameside.gov.uk/

1920, Antwerp: William Henry Dean

Portrait of William Henry Dean (1887-1949) Water Polo player of the famous Hyde Seals Swimming Club, who represented Great Britain, gold winner at the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp. W.H.Dean first played for England in 1907.
Source: credit to Tameside Local Studies and Archives, http://www.tameside.gov.uk/

1924: The National team of England

The team of England that won Scotland with 5-4 at International Water Polo tournament held in Glasgow in 1924. From L-R: A. W. Hunt, J. Budd, C. S. Smith, R. Hodgson, N. C. Gilbert, H. V. Binns, C. Bugbee, W. H. Dean, N. Chapman.
Source: credit to Tameside Local Studies and Archives, http://www.tameside.gov.uk/

Monday, September 8, 2008

1984: The US team “puss in the boots”

The players of the 1984 US Olympic team wear their boots, to advertise the goods of a well know shoe maker manufacturer.
Source: personal collection

Sunday, September 7, 2008

1948, London: Underwater shots in Water Polo

Unique video clip captured during the game of Hungary vs Holland (4-4) in London 1948 Olympic Games. It’s interesting to observe the first underwater shots during games of Water Polo.
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1934: The team of Fullerton College, California

The Water Polo team of Fullerton College in 1934. Fullerton College, in Fullerton, California, is the oldest community college in continuous operation in California, having been established in 1913.
Source:
http://content.cdlib.org/

1934: Training in Fullerton College, California

Action during the training of Fullerton’s College Water Polo team in California 1934.
Source:
http://content.cdlib.org/

1970: The team of C.N.Terrassa

The team of Club Natacion Terrassa, Spain in 1970. From L-R: Guardia, Moix, E.Meya, Lloberas, L.Meya, Jove, Pages, Puig, Valladaura, Gomez, Fernandez, Casas, F.Cardeillach.
Source: 75 anys Club Natacion Terrassa 1932-2007

1967: C.N.Terrassa vice Champions in Spain

The 1967 team of Club Natacion Terrassa, vice Champion in the Spanish Championship. Standing L-R: De Meij, T.Codina, Soriguera, J.Codina, Jove, Lloberas. Kneeling L-R: L.Meya, E.Meya Cardellach, Puig.
Source: 75 anys Club Natacion Terrassa 1932-2007

1955: The team of C.N.Terrassa

The team of Club Natacion Terrassa, Spain in 1955. Standing L-R: Gali, Soriguera, Obiols, Florenza, Bernal, Riera, Saumell. Kneeling L-R: Marti, Pages, Cardellach, Davi, Va;;daura, Cornet, Gusi, Sanso.
Source: 75 anys Club Natacion Terrassa 1932-2007

1942: The team of C.N.Terrassa

The team of Club Natacion Terrassa, Spain in 1942. From L-R: Arguello, Gusi, Cardelach, Diaz, Vives, Mach and Puigmarti.
Source: 75 anys Club Natacion Terrassa 1932-2007

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Selection of Water Polo pins

Selection of Water Polo pins issued from various countries and several periods.
Source: private collection

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

1960: the team of “Olympic Club” San Francisco

The team of “Olympic Club” San Francisco, in the centennial year 1960. The team, coached by Zoltan Hospodar from Romania, included the all Americans: James Gaughran, Boyd McKinley, Art Lambert, Jack McNees, Bob Gaughran, Jay Flood, Bob Kahl, Sam Citron.
Source: The Olympic Club of San Francisco 1860/1960

1920: Legends of Olympic Club of San Francisco

Legendary players of the Olympic Club of San Francisco , in the 20’s. Otto Schultz, George Schroth, Austin Clapp, Marshall Dunn, George Mitchell, Elmer Collet.
Source:
The Olympic Club of San Francisco 1860/1960

1920: The team of Olympic Club, San Francisco

The team of Olympic Club of San Francisco , winner of the 1st AAU title in 1920. Top row L-R: Ernie Smith, Sandy Goodman, Jim Carson, Toots Gardner. Bottom row L-R: Jim Resleurer (he was one-legged star), Otto Schultz (captain) and Preston Stieger.
The Olympic Club became vitally interested in the rugged sport of Water Polo in the early Twenties and over the years have made considerable contributions to its development. The 1924 United States Olympic Games team included Club members George Schroth, Ginger Austin, George Mitchell and Elmer Collet.
Source:
The Olympic Club of San Francisco 1860/1960

1948, London: Action and winners

Unique video clip from London 1948 Olympic Games Water Polo competition, showing also scenes from the victory ceremony.
Source: http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=fS5x2tJtWog

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1936, Berlin: action during the Olympics

Unique video clip from Berlin 1936 Olympic Games Water Polo competition.
Source: http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=p18MHAjdgl0

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