Five teams from Laguna Beach Water Polo Club will begin vying for division championships Saturday when the 2011 USA Water Polo Junior Olympics get underway.
Laguna Beach teams qualifying for the national competition are the 10U mixed (coed), 12-and-Under boys, 14-U boys, 12U girls and 14U girls teams.
The tournament begins with Session 1 (boys) competition that runs Saturday through Tuesday. Session 2 (girls) starts Thursday and concludes Aug. 7.
The 42nd edition of Junior Olympics water polo includes added age group divisions and more games that will be played at more than 20 pool sites in Orange County. According to juniorolympics.com, pool play games that involve Laguna Beach teams will be played at the following sites:
10U Mixed: El Toro High; William Woollett Aquatic Center in Irvine.
14U Boys: High school pools at Aliso Niguel, Dana Hills, Mission Viejo, Santa Margarita and University, and the Woollett AC.
12U Boys: Golden West College, Huntington Beach; high school pools at San Clemente and Tesoro High; Woollett AC.