SWIFT SHOT—Above, Team USA Men’s Water Polo player Ryan Bailey shoots the ball over the head of Peter Varellas during the team’sfinal practice before leaving for London to play in the 2012 games. Going for the Gold
Fans cheer on the US Men’s Olympic Water Polo team as they prepare for the 2012 Olympic games. Under the leadership of USA Water Polo Head Coach Terry Schroeder, the team held its fi nal stateside practice at the Oaks Christian School aquatic center.
INTENSE—Above, Shea Buckner reaches out to take down teammate Jesse Smith as he goes for a shot at the goal during Team USA Men’s Water Polo practice held at Oaks Christian High School on Fri., July 13. Left, Buckner signs balls for young water polo players Zach Frazier, 9, of Simi Valley, center, and Michael Roberts, 9, of Tarzana following the team’s practice.
Acorn photographyby Iris Smoot