Water polo is a fast-paced and exiting aquatic sport. With the Sydney Stingers, you'll play & improve your game technique in a supportive, LGBTIQ-friendly environment.
If you're a current or former water polo player or competitive swimmer, we'd like to hear from you – even if you've had some time off.
Alternatively, you may want to just try something new and make a bunch of friends. That's cool too. Our developmental squad caters for those not yet ready to play competitively. However, you must already be a competent swimmer.
No matter your level of experience or interest, the best way to start is by joining our next boot camp. Boot camp is a 3 week introduction to the basics of water polo that anyone who can swim can join. Our boot camps are held twice a year.
The Spring 2018 boot camp will run over 3 sessions on Saturday mornings in September, with dates/times as follows:
Attendance at all sessions is preferred (but not mandatory) and costs a total of $50 person for the entire course, plus pool entry at $6.40 each week. If you cannot make these dates, the next boot camp will be run in March-April 2019.
Anyone is welcome (including beginners!) but you need to be able to swim & keep yourself afloat in the water. Experienced players are also invited to join the boot camp as a skills refresher, and to get to know our club and meet your fellow participants.
Boot camp is a mixed-gender environment and persons of any gender identity (incl. transgender and non-binary-identifying persons) are very welcome to participate.
Anyone of any gender (incl. transgender, intersex & non gender-conforming) is welcome to join our club and our boot camps.
We launched our first two all-women's teams in March 2018, and we'd especially like to hear from women of any experience level who are interested in learning & playing water polo in a fun & friendly LGBTIQ-inclusive club. For information, visit our women's recruitment page, or just sign up below!
No, not at all - everyone is welcome. But please be aware that our club is an LGBTIQ-friendly environment.
The Stingers have an annual membership fee covering both summer and winter seasons from 1 September to 31 August each year.
Membership fees cover costs incurred by the club including coaches, pool hire, new equipment and general running costs. Fees are subsided through active fundraising and sponsorship and represent excellent value for money to members – we're cheaper than many of the other Sydney-based water polo clubs!
Membership fees for the 2017/2018 season have remained unchanged, offering the following options:
Fees quoted on this page are correct as of April 2018, and are subject to change.