2024 Sunshine State Games Events

Dates and Location
June 21-23, 2024

Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center
501 Seabreeze Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

CLICK HERE for complete 2024 SSG Water Polo Championships schedule(Posted June 14)

Join Friends and Teammates at the SSG Water Polo Adult Social
LauderAle Brewery & Tap Room
Saturday, June 22 – 7:30 p.m. start time
3305 SE 14th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale (Less than four miles from facility)

For the post-game social, LauderAle Brewery will offer a selection of their $5 core beers. This includes the C Porter (coconut porter), Lunch Money (Hazy Pale Ale), Monkey Road Red (Hoppy Red Ale), and Conniption (German Lager).

NOTE: Special will only be offered to individuals with wristbands. Coaches, please pick up wristbands from Florida Sports Foundation Staff, starting Saturday at 2pm.

For more options, visit www.lauderale.co


  • Mixed 12 & Under
  • Mixed 14 & Under
  • Boys 16 & Under
  • Girls 16 & Under
  • Boys 18 & Under
  • Girls 18 & Under
  • Men Open
  • Women Open
  • ***If an athlete played on a team issued a suspension from the previous year (2023) the athlete will also be suspended for the current games (2024) and not allowed to play on another team’s roster. ***

    CLICK HERE for Fun Things to do in Fort Lauderdale during the Sunshine State Games.


  • Each team is guaranteed four scheduled games.
  • Bracket size will determine format.
  • Females may play with Men’s and Boy’s teams (assuming age eligibility) from their club, as long as their club does not enter a female team in the same age group.
  • Players will only be allowed to play for one club no matter the age division.

 Sport Rules

  • United States Water Polo / Fina Rules, with the following exceptions
  • Six-minute quarters.
  • Brutality is a tournament suspension.
  • Red Card- Players or coaches that receive red cards will be served a 1 game suspension for the division they received the red card in. Athletes and coaches who receive a red card will not be able to participate in other divisions until their suspension is served in the division in question.
  • Seeding and tiebreaker rules will be provided with final game schedule.
  • Final rosters with pictures of players and coaches must be printed and submitted at the mandatory coaches meeting at a date to be determined.  Rosters may have a maximum of 20 players. No changes will be permitted after the start of the first game. Roster shall be verified with USAWP printed roster. Coaches should have a printed copy of their rosters with them at all times.
  • If a team is found to be playing unrostered athletes, said team will forfeit all future matches and be removed from the tournament.
  • Players shall wear the same cap numbers for the entire tournament.
  • ALL athletes competing MUST have a minimum Silver membership with USA Water Polo.
  • Athletes and Coaches are permitted to compete with one club only. Competing with multiple clubs will not be allowed.
  • There is a strict No Refund Policy. Any team that forfeits or is a no show to a game is subject to a $125 fee for the game.
  • The Florida Sports Foundation reserves the right to remove and/or permanently suspend teams, coaches, or athletes from the current and/or future tournaments if teams do not uphold Code of Conduct for the Tournament.

Entry Fee
$600 per team. Registration deadline is closed.

The winning team in each division will receive a plaque while the individuals on the top three teams will each receive a gold, silver or bronze medal, respectively.

Hotel Information
CLICK HERE for Hotel information.

Registration is closed.

Qualification for 2024 State Games of America in California
Sunshine State Games Water Polo teams are eligible to compete in the 2024 State Games of America, to be held in San Diego, California, August 1-4, 2024.

Time frame to qualify for the 2024 State Games of America
2022 (after July 1): All gold, silver and bronze medalists qualify from National Congress of State Games (NCSG) Member State programs, both Winter and Summer. Any medalist from the 2022 SGA held in Ames, Iowa qualifies.

2023: All gold, silver, and bronze medalists qualify from NCSG Member State programs, both Winter and Summer.

2024 (before July 1): All gold, silver, and bronze medalists qualify from NCSG Member State programs, both Winter and Summer.

Any medalists from the 2022 State Games of America is eligible to compete in 2024. Visit www.stategamesofamerica.com/faqs for more information.

FSF Staff Contact
OJ Hill

State Director
Anna Rosen