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Salty Splash Classic Tournament

Salty Splash Classic Water Polo Tournament

Salt Lake City, Utah
November 5, 6, 7, 2020

Tournament Information

Date: Thursday, November 5 - Saturday, November 7

Divisions : 18U Boys • 18U Girls • 14U Boys • 14U Girls •12U  Mixed  - 8 Teams per division

COVID: Please scroll down and review COVID POLICY in its entirety before requesting entry into the tournament. 

Format: Each division will be split into two groups of four.  Three group games, followed by one crossover game and one finals game.  Each team guaranteed 5 games.  

Age: Age as of August 1, 2020

Tournament Fee: $695 per team

Pre Tournament Rapid Response Test: $47.50 per athlete/coach (see below for testing protocol). Team to collect total amount and pay as part of tournament dues.  

Awards: Top three in each division will receive awards


Quarter (Group/Finals)

Ball Size Shot Clock
12U 5/6 3 :35
14U 6/7 4 :30
18U Girls 6/7 4


18U Boys 6/7 5



Current Tournament Capacity

Division Confirmed Teams
12U Mixed FULL - 5 Teams
14U Girls FULL - 6 Teams
14U Boys FULL - 7 Teams
18U Girls FULL - 16 Teams
18U Boys FULL - 11 Teams

Tournament Game Ball: Azevedo Water Polo

Pool Locations:

Facility   Address Map
Olympus High School   4055 S. 2300 E Salt Lake City, Utah 8412 Map Link
Kearns Oquirrh Park Fitness Center  

5624 Cougar Ln, Salt Lake City, UT 84118

Map Link
Park City Aquatic Center   2465 Kilby Rd, Park City, UT 84098 Map Link
South Davis Recreation Center   550 N 200 W, Bountiful, UT 84010 Map Link
Ogden High Pool   2875 Tyler Ave, Ogden, UT 84403 Map Link


Live Streaming: Most games will be live streamed for your parents and fans back home.  

Host: Olympus Aquatics Water Polo

Hotel: Take advantage of the excellent hotel rates in the Salty Splash Classic hotel block:

Tru by Hilton Salt Lake City Midvale  for 69 USD per night: 

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Courtyard Salt Lake City Sandy for 84 USD per night: 

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Hampton Inn Sandy for 74 USD per night 

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SpringHill Suites Salt Lake City Draper for 84 USD per night: 

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Hilton Garden Inn Sandy for 84 USD per night:  

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Fairfield Inn Salt Lake City Draper for 74 USD per night: 

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Embassy Suites in South Jordan Utah

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Entry Deadline:  October 20, 2020

Entry Process: Please email Tournament Director Shawn Stringham directly.  See contact information below. 

Tournament Director: Shawn Stringham • • 801-918-5021

Sanction: Tournament fully sanctioned by USA Water Polo.  All athletes must be Bronze members.  Full roster check and compliance are mandatory. 

6-8 Sports Integration

6-8 Game Desk Scoring:  All tournament games will be scored using the 6-8 Game Desk App. Results will be available to coaches for each game.  Check out details here.

Virtual Coaching Clinic: Ricardo Azevedo will be hosting a coaching clinic for all Tournament coaches. 

Virtual Message from Tony Azevedo and Maggie Stephens to all tournament  participants.  



Thank you to our sign sponsor

COVID Policy for Tournament Participation

Thank you for consideration in participating in this tournament. The following guidelines will be in place and will be strictly followed.


  • Each athlete and coach will participate in a COVID test between Oct 29 and Nov 4.  The test will be completed and results verified at participant/club expense BEFORE travel to the tournament is completed.  A negative result for initial test is mandatory.  It is highly recommended those traveling as chaperones are also tested. 
  • After initial COVID test each athlete will isolate themselves in their own "tournament bubble" taking all precautions to avoid any exposure to the virus prior to and during travel. 
  • At tournament check in all athletes and coaches will have a second rapid response COVID test while showing the negative result from the first test.  A positive result at tournament check in will disqualify the athlete/coach from tournament participation.  Three or more positive results on any team will disqualify the team from play.  A single positive result on a team will require a second test on day two of the tournament at the teams expense.  


  • These guidelines apply to Salty Splash Classic Tournament games regardless of location. 
  • Athletes, coaches, and referees must sign the USA Water Polo COVID-19 Return to Play Release and Waiver through their USAWP Membership portal prior to participating in any practice or game. Athletes and coaches will not be eligible to be on a verified roster/scoresheet unless this has been signed.
  • No one is allowed to enter the facility if experiencing any of these symptoms – Fever over 100.4, cough, trouble breathing, chest congestion, sudden change in taste or smell, muscle aches and pains.
  • Symptom checks, including temperature, must be completed on all athletes and coaches prior to every game. Each team is expected to record this information on score sheet before turning it into table.
  • Each club must ensure contact information for each athlete is current and ensure attendance is tracked.
  • Face coverings are required by everyone at all times with the following exceptions:
    •  Athletes while in the pool.
    • Referees while actively refereeing during a game.
  • Six feet physical distancing from others not in the same household required whenever possible.
  • Minimize contact with surfaces, door handles, etc.
  • Practice good hygiene, wash hands frequently, sneeze or cough into the elbow.
  • Do not have team water bottles and do not share water bottles, towels, etc.
  • Athletes should arrive in swim suit and depart without changing if possible.
  • The facilities will design incoming and outgoing directional patterns for teams and spectators.
  • Coaches should keep pre and post-game team meetings brief, preferably ten minutes or less, and face coverings must be worn by athletes and coaches during team meetings.
  • Teams must bring their own warm up balls and are not allowed to be shared with other clubs.
  • Teams must bring their own caps and are not allowed to be shared with other clubs.
  • Spectators will be limited to up to two per player for games.
  •  The scoring table must be limited to a maximum of three workers, must physical distance as much as possible, and everyone must wear a mask.
  • When rosters/photo ID’s are checked, athletes, coaches, and officials must wear a mask (the person checking the photos will ask for the mask to be lowered momentarily).
  • Teams will not be allowed to shake hands, high five, etc. before or after games. Teams should give a cheer for the other team after the game and leave their bench area without walking past the other team.
  • Rosters will be limited to 14 athletes so that not more than 7 athletes are on the bench.
  • Teams will not change defensive end during a game (white caps to the table’s left).
  • Coaches are expected to ensure their athletes follow these guidelines at all times.


The tournament staff and organizing bodies are not liable for any incurred travel cost.  Every effort will be made to create a safe atmosphere for water polo while recognizing many elements that are beyond our control.  In an event of cancelation, the tournament organizers would work to return fees associated with the production of the tournament.