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Salty Summit Water Polo Tournament

Salty Summit Water Polo Tournament

Salt Lake City, Utah
March 4, 5, 6, 2021

Tournament Information

Date: Thursday, March 4 - Saturday, March 6, 2021

Divisions : 18U Boys • 18U Girls •  16U Boys •16U Girls •14U Boys • 14U Girls •12U  Mixed 

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

Format: Determined by total team entries. Each team guaranteed 5 games.  

Age: Age as of tournament start date

Tournament Fee: $795 per team

Pre Tournament Rapid Response Test: $44.00 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


One full time out and one :30 second time out per game. 

Ties in regulation will be broken by shootout.

For group play 4 pts win, 3 pts, SO win, 2pts SOL, 1 pt loss.

Ties in points will go to head to head play, then goals against to break ties. 

Current Tournament Capacity

Division Confirmed Teams
12U Mixed FULL
14U Girls FULL
14U Boys FULL
16U Boys FULL

16U Boys

18U Girls FULL
18U Boys FULL


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

Live Streaming: Games will be live streamed by Game On Live Studio for your parents and fans back home.  

Host: Olympus Aquatics Water Polo

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

Entry Deadline:  February 18, 2021

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. 

Game On Live Studio will be streaming all the games and courses!

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 Feb 25 and March 4, 2021.  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 antigen 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 PCR COVID test on day two of the tournament at the teams expense.   PCR tests will be available to confirm the antigen test result.  


  • These guidelines apply to Salty Summit 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.    




Spectator entry will be limited.  We are still working with the Health Department and pools to determine spectator capacity.  We will notify coaches when they are ready.  

Game On Live Studio will be streaming all the games and courses!