Rodrigo was born in Lima, Peru and moved to Vancouver when he was 6 years old. He began swimming at age 5 and joined water polo at the age of 8. A year later, at the age of 9 he started playing competitive water polo with the Pacific Storm Water Polo Club. Rodrigo has played a total of 13 National Championships (4-time Gold Medalist – 16U, 18U, 22U and Senior) and over 50 international scrimmages/games while being a member of Team Canada’s Youth and Junior programs. Rodrigo graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing with distinction from Carleton University in 2017. Rodrigo played for the Carleton Ravens varsity team and during his time, helped the Ravens win two gold medals and capture three silver medals while being named to the all-star team all five years and being named OUA Male Player of the Year for two consecutive years in a row (2015, 2016).
Rodrigo has played for the Peruvian Senior National team back in 2014 and 2017, where he competed in international tournaments in Malta and Colombia. Rodrigo spent a year and a half in Barcelona for the 2017-2018 season working and playing. He played for the Club Natació Poble Nou water polo club that competed in Catalunya’s first division league. He worked with the Barcelona International Water Polo Academy (BIWPA) where he worked as a Sports Manager next to Spanish Olympic Coach, Quim Colet.
Apart from being an athlete in Canada, Rodrigo was the assistant coach for Team Ontario from 2013-2015 and has been the team manager for Canada’s Youth, Junior, and Senior National Teams for the past 5 years working with 10 national team programs. Rodrigo is working on his NCCP Water Polo Level 3 Coaching Certification and his Swimming Level 1.
Rodrigo hopes to continue to instil his passion for the aquatic life and help prepare athletes for the real world.
Meet our Coaching Staff
We are fortunate to have such a great and knowledgeable coaching staff. Without our coaches’ hard work, dedication, and efforts, our athletes would not be the same. Capital Wave’s line-up of coaches is one of the best in the country to date. They vary from Olympians, International, and National coaches, to young athletes giving back and mentoring the youth in our successful Splash Polo and PLAY! Water Polo program. Our coaches bring a tremendous amount of experience to Capital Wave and love sharing their passion for water polo with all our athletes and their parents. There is no doubt that Capital Wave has the best staff in the Capital Region.
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