Toronto Triggerfish: Welcome

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2018 Gay Games X (Paris) - Recreational Silver Medalists

Upcoming Practice Schedule     

NOTE: Triggerfish Waterpolo is once again at operational capacity. If you are interested in our team, email: info@triggerfishwaterpolo.ca to be placed on our list and be notified of the details of our next intake session.
 
Subject to operational capacity, we welcome family at practice, so if you're a returning Triggerfish please contact 
info@triggerfishwaterpolo.ca before coming to practice so we can make necessary arrangements to welcome you home!     
 
Thu, Apr 11 - 9-10pm - Recreational Foundations (Ryerson)
Thu, Apr 11 - 9-10pm - Recreational Advanced (UofT Benson)
Fri, Apr 12 - 10-11pm - Competitive Foundations and Advanced (UofT Main)
Sun, Apr 14 - 7-8pm - Recreational: Foundations and Advanced (UofT Main)
Sun, Apr 14 - 8-9pm - Competitive: Foundations and Advanced (UofT Main)
 
Thu, Apr 18 - 9-10pm - Recreational Foundations (Ryerson)
Thu, Apr 18 - 9-10pm - Recreational Advanced (UofT Benson)
Fri, Apr 19 - CANCELLED - POOL CLOSED
Sun, Apr 21 - 7-8:30pm - All Groups (UofT Main)
    
The Toronto Triggerfish are a group of men and women who come together to learn and play the exciting and demanding sport of water polo.  We primarily serve Toronto's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community. We are open to all players regardless of experience, skill level or sexual orientation, however, due to insurance reasons the club is restricted to adults 18 years of age and older.

Our Mission: The Toronto Triggerfish Water Polo club’s mission is to bring the sport of water polo to Toronto’s LGBTQ+ and allied communities, and to promote personal development in sport, through athletic participation, volunteerism, community activities, and sports leadership that is inclusive.

Our Purpose: The Toronto Triggerfish Water Polo club is a group of people who come together to learn and play the exciting and demanding sport of water polo. We serve Toronto's LGBTQ+ and allied communities, including but not limited to persons who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, intersex, pansexual, two-spirit, asexual, non-binary and/or genderfluid. Toronto Triggerfish Water Polo operates as a business unit of the Downtown Aquatics Corporation (DAC) and is registered with Ontario Water Polo (OWP), and Water Polo Canada (WPC).

About Our Team

Our team has developed an excellent reputation for being very warm, friendly, and engaging - and we are darn proud of that reputation!  The team goes out of its way to welcome new players, helping to make sure you get your feet wet in as gentle a way as possible.  Players of all abilities are valued in our practices and scrimmages - you'll feel right at home.

Recreational or Competitive?

Our team has found an effective way of accommodating for both recreational and competitive players.  Just want to splash around, have some fun, meet people, and learn a new game?  You will find lots of recreational players with the same desire.  Want to sprint hard, learn the technique, and advance your game - perhaps compete in a tournament or two?  Our competitive stream will push you to the max.There are separate recreational and competitive practices during the week - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Depending on your experience or focus you can attend one of those weekday practices. Sunday is one big happy family - each week is something different.

What about out of the pool?

Our team is also very active from a volunteer standpoint.  We are blessed to have such an active group of men and women - no matter what the task, there is always someone who raises their hand and gets involved.  This is part of what led us to secure a $50,000 grant from the Trillium Foundation, to help us continue to build our fun and successful team.Is team spirit, camaraderie, and acceptance as important to you as getting a good workout, playing hard, and having fun in the pool?  If so - you'd be hard pressed to find a nicer bunch of people than the Triggerfish! Check out the Info for New Members page. In this section of the website, you'll find out how to jump in to the water with us, and get started!

What is the Downtown Aquatics Corporation?

The Downtown Aquatics Corporation (DAC) is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run organization, incorporated in the year 2000 to coordinate the activities of its three component clubs, Toronto Triggerfish Waterpolo (est. 2001), Breathless Sychronized Swimming (est. 2007) and Triggerfish Swim (est. 2010). Through these clubs, the DAC strives to promote aquatic sports in Toronto in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, and to support activities of mutual interest including, but not limited to, financial management, pool rental, club promotion, social activities and grant applications.