Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who can play?
Any adult (over 18) with water polo experience is welcome. We are a Masters team consisting of players who used to play in college. We have men and women on the team ranging from 18 to over 50.
Q: When are practices?
Monday and Thursday from 8 - 9:30 PM
Q: Where are practices?
901 W. Roosevelt. The UIC Natatorium is an all deep, 25 yard pool. The team meets near the diving boards before practice.
Q: Can I just stop by practice?
Yes but please email us first so we know to expect you. email@example.com
Q: What is the closest train or buses to the pool?
The UIC Halsted Blue Line Stop is walkable or you can take the #8 bus down to Roosevelt. The Roosevelt Red Line stop is semi close but you should probably take the #12 Roosevelt bus over to the pool.
Q: Is there parking near the pool?
There is metered parking right outside of the pool on Roosevelt. Check this map: 901 W. Roosevelt.
Q: Is there free parking near the pool?
Parking is free on Roosevelt west of Morgan. It’s also free on Morgan south of Roosevelt. Check this map: 901 W. Roosevelt.
Q: How much are dues?
$250 every four months (January, May, September) or $15 per practice. Your first practice is free. If you want to work out a monthly payment plan, please see the president at practice. You can make checks out to Chicago Apostles Water Polo or pay with Venmo or PayPal.
Q: How many tournaments do you play in each year?
We play in about 6-10 tournaments per year.
Q: Where are these tournaments?
Anywhere and everywhere. Lots in the Midwest (driving distance from Chicago), but we also try to fly out to one or two a year.
Q: I’m in Chicago for work, is it cool if I practice with you guys?
Q: How intense are practices?
It's a workout. 20 minutes of warm up while the pool is getting set up and then we scrimmage for the remainder.
Q: Who do we call if the storage room is locked before practice?
Call UIC Facilities at 312-907-1300, tell them you're with the Apostles and the storage room by the diving boards is locked.