My name is Carson Hunt and I've been a water polo player for 5 years. I play water polo for both Palmetto high school and a club team at Gulliver Preparatory, Miami Riptides. Palmetto hasn't had a full water polo season since 2013. Whether it was a lack of available pools or no willing coaches there has always been something that has made it impossible for me to continue my passion for my school. This year is different, with one of the best coaches I’ve ever met coming from Gulliver I am excited for the upcoming season. Although the team has had a hard time getting pool space this year the war finally seems to be coming to an end. Ransom Everglades seems to be Panther Polo's new home. Next week is when our team may be taking a big cut. People often confuse the unpopularity of water polo in America with an easy sport. Half the "team" is going to be in for a rude awakening Monday afternoon when the team gets into the water for the first time. The new kids that play just to say they are on a sport are going to soon be searching for a new one when they realize that water polo is definitely a contact sport. With that being said next week is a big one for the 2016 Palmetto Water Polo Team.