Delivered in partnership with Water Polo Australia and Water Polo NSW, the NSWIS Water Polo program aims to support water polo in Australia to be the top nation while developing future Australian Stingers.

The program boasts a strong performance history with NSWIS contributing a large number of national representatives each Olympic cycle. Women’s water polo was introduced for the first time at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and the Australian team featuring NSWIS athletes Simone Hankin, Yvette Higgins, Bronwyn Mayer, Debbie Watson, Liz Weekes & Taryn Woods, finished with a fairy tale gold medal victory.

With 1.3 seconds remaining in the final and with game between Australia and the United State locked at 3-3, NSWIS athlete Yvette Higgins famously scored from outside the seven metre mark to secure gold for the Australian team.


Bec Rippon

NSWIS Head Coach - Women's

Program Components:

  • Water Polo