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Arabelle Vollman

Assistant Coach

Hometown: Edmonton, AB

Player Position: Center

Canadian Club Team Affiliation:

  • Edmonton Thunderbirds 2014 - 2017
  • Edmonton Tsunami 2018 - Present
  • Edmonton Riptides 2021 - Present

Player/Coach Career:

  • Top Offensive Player U14 Girls (2020 - EWPC)
  • Teammate of the Year (2021 - EWPC)
  • Silver Medal at Westerns
  • Bronze Medal at Nationals
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FUN FACTS

What is your favourite sports movie?

Soul Surfer

What is your dream vacation?

Bali

What ice cream flavour best describes your personality?

Bubble Gum, because I have a bubbly personality 🙂

How do you like to spend your free time?

Hanging out with friends, skiing and surfing!

Describe yourself in three words:

Dedicated, Welcoming, Encouraging

What is your favourite food?

Pho

Q & A with Coach Arabelle

Q: How did you first start playing water polo?

A: One of my friends introduced Waterpolo to me. My first practice I instantly fell in love with the sport and the community. nine years later, I am still playing and now coaching Waterpolo.

Q: What is it about water polo that made you fall in love with the sport?

A: I fell in love with the sports because I enjoy the competitiveness and the travelling aspect. When we travel I get to experience new places and meet new people and make new friends.

Q: What is your favourite water polo memory?

A: My favourite memory is when I scored my very first school in my very first game. I remember how happy and how proud I made my family, my friends and myself. The feeling I got when I scored gave me a sense of adrenaline and exhilaration and to this day, every time I score, i feel like i felt that day.

Q: What made you want to be a coach?

A: I want to share my knowledge of the game with others and make them love the sport as much as I do. I enjoy being at the pool practising and coaching helps me to learn and explore more aspects of the sport. I get to share the experience with the athletes of what it means to be a Waterpolo player.

Q: Who was your most influential coach?

A: Raine Paul. She has inspired me to be the athlete I am today she created an amazing team dynamic that I would like to pass on she helped me improve and always believed me. Raine set an example and had high expectations of me and always pushed me to my fullest potential.

Q: Who is an athlete you admire?

A: I admire all athletes we all show strong dedication and hardship. All athletes inspire me to always give my best and to never give up.

Q: What is your favourite quote?

A: "Winners make things happen, losers let things happen."