City of Riverside Ward 1 Update

Mike Gardner
City Council Member - Ward 1 
Office: 826-5991
Cell: 941-7084

Riverside is hosting an Olympic level, intercontinental women’s water polo tournament this month!  Events will begin with Exhibition Games on Monday, May 19th, and the actual World Qualification Tournament games Tuesday, May 20th throughout the week leading up to Championships on Saturday and Sunday, May 24th and 25th, 2014.  

The full field for the tournament includes the United States of America, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Kazakhstan, Japan and Venezuela.

Competition will take place at the Riverside Aquatics Complex on the campus of Riverside City College.  The proposed schedule (General Public) for the week and ticket information is attached.  Tickets are available both online and at the gate (cash only) with special student discounted pricing taken into consideration and a 25% discount for groups of over 15 guests. 

"We are very excited to host a qualification tournament of this magnitude," said Adam Krikorian, USA Water Polo Women's National Team Head Coach. "To bring together these water polo powers in the same place for a week of competition will be a great challenge for our team and a fantastic opportunity for water polo fans. We are honored to have Riverside as our host, a fast-growing hotbed for the game, and I'm fired up for all the action this May."

To purchase tickets in advance and for more information be sure to visit