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Welcome to Back Bay

Welcome to the Back Bay Aquatics Foundation.  We have been inspiring young athletes in the Newport Beach and greater Irvine area to play the sport of water polo since 2004.  Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions.  We look forward to hearing from you @



Back Bay water polo supports the community by offering a top rated training facility of orange county with the highest level of coaching.  Our coaches range from collegiate university level coaches, to past USA national team members, and all current or at one time collegiate players.

We strive to offer a fun and motivating experience for each participant.  Our number one goal is to increase the love for the sport while offering a high level of education and competition to the community.

2023 - 2024 Water Polo Season Dates

We encourage you to start any time you want.  You do not have to wait until seasons begin or end to join the team and start learning water polo.

New Practice times starting 9/5/23

10U/ 12U age groups
We practice 4 - 5 days a week (Monday - Thursday) at UC Irvine, University High School.  Practice times vary based on age group.  

UC Irvine Drop off at 4:15 p.m. is in Lot 6, near the Crawford Hall Aquatics Complex.  Practice starts at 4:30 p.m.  Pick up is by 6:15 p.m.

14U/16U/18U age groups
We practice 4 days a week (M,T, W, TH) at University High School.
14U Boys - 5:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
14U Girls - 6:15 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Fall Season - AUGUST 14th, 2023 - November 22nd, 2023
Winter Season - November 29th, 2023 - Feb. 16th, 2023
Spring Season- Feb. 19th, 2024 -  May 3rd,  2024
Summer Season- May 7th, 2024  - Junior Olympics 2024

Billing:  Monthly

Questions? Contact:


If you are here for our swim conditioning, you can sign up on our swimming page above.  Please visit that page for our swim conditioning information.

Swimming Sign-Ups "click-here"

How to try out a water polo practice...


Get a USA Water Polo number

USA Water Polo Membership

All members must have a USA Water Polo number to play our sport.  There are multiple levels to join.

Register @:

The following is USA water polo's registration options.  You are required to have this coverage for insurance purposes to participate with our club.  By signing up for USA water polo, you have not yet registered for participation with our club.  Please follow the next step.

2 week Trial Period- For first time athletes trying the sport 
Bronze Level - Practice and not competition
Silver Level- Practice, and most competitions
Gold Level- Practice, and ALL competitions including national championships


Register for Club participation.  By registering for the club, you add your families and your athlete into our system, and you will be generated an invoice one week after Free 1- week trial.

Club registration is different than the USA Water Polo membership you completed in STEP 1.

Step 3- Come to Practice

You are welcome to contact us at with any questions.  After registering, we encourage you to start your free week trial and show up to practice.

2023 - 2024 Registration - Water Polo

Registration for 2023 - 2024 Water Polo Season- Click Here" 

To register, please click on the form link above:

NEW ATHLETES:   All New Athletes must register with our club, in order to try our practice.  You will not be charged.  You must also sign up for the membership of USA Water Polo.  There is also a free trial membership for a USA water polo membership.  

Back Bay does not require you to pay right away. Please expect to receive an invoice for participation after your 1- week FREE trial period has concluded.

RETURNING ATHLETES:  All returning athletes must register in the Fall Season, or at the first season you have participated in during the 2023-2024 year.   Moving throughout the year, you will not have to register each season, if you have already registered to play.  If you are a returning athlete, you will automatically receive a renewal invoice on the first week of the new season, and your account will be charged. 

Please directly communicate with our head coaches of any known medical allergies, injuries, or other pertinent health concerns we should be aware of prior to your athlete participating.  Please include any medications that might effect athletic abilities.  (ie epi pen, inhaler)

If there is a problem with registering, you may contact with any questions.

please contact Jesse Briggs at 949-872- 0867



New member Discount: 
When you are new to the club, we offer a discount on first time participation.  This only applies to the first registration period.

Sibling Discount:
When you have two or more athletes participating in the club

Year- Around Discount:
There is a discount for the athletes that sign up for the entire year.  Discount only applies to fall registration.

UCI Employee Discount
In support of our UC Irvine community, we offer a discount to all UC Irvine employees.

Direct Messaging App

Back Bay Aquatics Foundation uses an instant messaging app called GroupMe.


Thank you- Donations

We appreciate all donations by cash, check, or credit card.  Please donate by credit card by clicking the  DONATE button below.  You will be directed to our paypal account, where you can graciously donate.  If donating by check, you can bring to practice and hand deliver to Marc Hunt or Jesse Briggs.

You will receive a donation letter for tax purposes with our fed tax ID number.  Back Bay Aquatics is a 501(c)3, and all donations are tax deductible.

Thank you again,


Our Mission
Back Bay Aquatics is committed to creating a healthy competitive environment in an atmosphere instilled with high ethical values.  We take pride in the opportunity that sports offer to emphasize personal growth alongside the development of competitive athletics.

Back Bay Aquatics, a non-profit 501(c)3, promotes character development through swimming and water polo.  Back Bay Aquatics was formed to encourage girls and boys who want to achieve their maximum individual potential in a team environment.  We provide a well-organized swim and water polo club for athletes ranging from Olympic level to 6 year old beginners with very little skill, but lots of determination.  Prior experience is not required in order to join the aquatics club.

Jesse  Briggs

Jesse Briggs

Program Director

Phone: 949-872-0867

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2020 14U Graduation

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