Sonora Raider Aquatics
promoting school spirit and healthy lifestyles


Welcome to the Sonora Raider Aquatics Website.  Here you will find news and updates on the latest information regarding Sonora Raider Aquatics.

Sonora High School is located at 401 South Palm Street, La Habra, CA  90631.

Sonora Aquatics Varsity Coaches

Pictured from left to right, Lauren Benson (Head Girls Water Polo Coach), Todd Jacobsen (Head Swim Coach), Barry Atnip (Head Boys Water Polo Coach)

Upcoming Events and Information

  • Posted on Apr 7th, 2014 at 8:58 pm, in Uncategorized

    Jim Sprague was inducted into the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame Saturday evening April 5, in a formal ceremony at the Irvine Hotel. In attendance were many Sunny Hills players from the 70′s, 80′s and 90′s as well as the Atnip family. Coach Sprague pioneered the use of video analysis for the sport of Water Polo. [...]
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  • Posted on Sep 2nd, 2013 at 12:01 pm, in Boys Water Polo, Girls Water Polo, Swimming, Uncategorized

    Swimmer’s Ear:  If you have had swimmer’s ear, you know how painful it can be.  It can put a damper on summer fun and make swimming difficult from year round swimmers.  Swimmer’s ear (Otitis Externa)  is caused by the presence of bacteria and fungus that thrive in the dark, warm and moist environment of the [...]
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  • Posted on Jul 23rd, 2012 at 1:10 pm, in Boys Water Polo, Girls Water Polo

    Since a typical game of water polo involves a couple miles of swimming, underwater wrestling, ball throwing, and treading lots of water, maintaining proper energy levels is important. Knowing what and when to eat is a key factor when it comes to reaching your full potential in the water. This guide explains the nutrition basics [...]
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  • Posted on Jan 29th, 2012 at 11:18 am, in Boys Water Polo, Girls Water Polo

    The health benefits of water polo are plentiful. Water polo combines parts of basketball, hockey, rugby and soccer all together into one game, making it a demanding and physically active sport. Since it is played in a pool, players need good swimming skills in addition to all the other kinds of fitness the sport includes. [...]
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2014 Sonora Boys Water Polo Summer Schedule

Hi Everyone, and Welcome back from Summer Vacation!

Quick updates for Water Polo Players and Parents:
•Conditioning week practices start THIS MONDAY, August 4th!
-Morning practice: 6am-8am
-Evening practice – 2:30pm-4:30pm

Practice times are 2 hours for each session but those 2 hours do not begin till the last person shows up so please BE ON TIME! BE EARLY even!

•Don’t forget our Mandatory Fall Parent Meeting that will be held on the pool deck on Saturday August 16 at 10:00am. We will provide Fall schedules, Fall apparel orders and all the information you will need for the season.
•For those of you who ordered your suits early, your orders are here! If your son took part in the summer program and ordered his Fall suit they are here. Please email us the Sonora Waterpolo team email address (

Sonora Swim and Dive Finish STRONG for 2014

Sonora’s girls’ varsity swim team finished fifth in CIF! Outstanding performances include:
• Taylor Ault who won both of her individual events – the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle;
• Sarah Stacer who finished eighth in the backstroke and eighteenth in the breast stroke;
• April Martinez who finished seventh in the 100-yard butterfly and twelfth in the 200 freestyle;
• The medley relay, including Jillian Jacobsen, Sarah Stacer, April Martinez, and Taylor Ault who finished sixth;
• The 4 by 100-relay which included Jillian Jacobsen, Sarah Stacer, April Martinez, and Taylor Ault who finished fifth. All of these girls who scored for us are freshmen, so our future is very bright! Also, with an outstanding performance was Becca Ayer who finished eleventh in diving last Monday.

The boys’ varsity swim team was led by Ben Blevins-Boor who swam the 100 butterfly finishing thirteenth and the 100-yard backstroke finishing eighth. The 4 by 100 relay team that includes Ben Blevins-Boor, Alex Deweese, Mitchell Choi, and Ryan Corruvibous finished fifteenth.

Great job, Raiders!

2013-2014 Girls Water Polo Practice Schedule

JV/Varsity: 6-7am, 2:30-5:00
Frosh/Soph: 1:50-3:30pm

Players must report to 6th period and roll will be taken. If school is on an early release schedule, either practice will be rescheduled or you will practice at your regular time. Saturday practices will be announced as needed.

Contact the coach for any reason if you are unable to make a game or practice.

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