Bayside Marlins Water Polo Team

​​​Welcome to the home of the Bayside Marlins Water Polo Team! This is your resource for meet schedules, results and coach information. Have a great season!

Meet Your Coaches:

David Wheeler David Wheeler
Welcome to the Marlins! I am your Water Polo team representative. I have worked for parks and recreation for 10 years now. I spent eight years as a lifeguard, coach, and swim/Lifeguard instructor with Virginia Beach, two years as a waterfront manager and training instructor for Norfolk, and a year as Safety Coordinator for a large regional pool management company. I have many years of experience as a competitive swimmer and just as many coaching a variety of levels including summer, High S chool, Recreation leagues as well as coaching Water Polo. I grew up moving around but have settled in Virginia Beach, I love the community here and all there is to do. When I’m not at the pool I can be found running EMS as a Public Safety Diver or EMT. My advice to our players is “Practice with the same intensity you play with on game day that is one of the fastest ways to see improvement. You play like you train”

Kent McKee Kent McKee
Kent attended Penn State University where he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Kent swam competitively throughout high school and college. He was introduced to the sport of water polo in college and played for four years. Kent has been coaching water polo for Parks and Recreation since the inception of our polo league (over seven years). His hobbies include swimming, sailing and watching soccer. His advice to swimmers is to “Have fun and work hard!”

Matthew McDonaldMatthew McDonald
Matt is currently in his first year of coaching with us here in the league. Matt brings with him a wealth of information from his 13 years of swimming at various levels from summer league to High school and his 8 years of playing Water Polo here with the Bayside Marlins. Matt is currently in his first year of the Apprentice program at Newport News shipyard as a welder, he plans to progress towards an engineering track following his completion. Matt’s advice to players is “Condition, you are only as good as the effort you put into your training.”

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