Polo Buddies was founded in 2012 by David and Brittany Farkas, who are also the longtime directors of the La Mirada Shaquatics Water Polo Club. They set out to create a class for kids before they get into the club level, a class that would introduce the sport in a fun way to all different types of kids. Polo Buddies is a great way for any child to be introduced to the sport of water polo. We are also an inclusive class for kids with ADHD and kids with moderate to high functioning autism. All of the kids in the Polo Buddies program benefit from working and learning together.
Our mission is to teach the proper mechanics of water polo and swimming and to do so in an environment where no child gets left behind. Polo Buddies instructors are trained to teach to each students level and pace, and our goal is to maximize the potential of our students both as athletes and as people.