Coach Peabody continues to impact the water polo community nationally. A recognized standout coach with San Diego Shores Water Polo Club and The Bishops School he has a been a pillar in the San Diego Water Polo Community for 30+ years.
Water polo is often left out of discussions for the most difficult sport to play because it doesn't have the mainstream appeal like boxing or football. Yet, water polo was the first Olympic tea sport and it was even more barbaric than today.
What makes water polo so difficult is the amount of endurance, speed, and strength required to sprint down a 25 to 30 (women vs men) meter pool, guard and wrestle your opponent without touching the bottom, and not having true stoppage time besides 3 timeouts. A water polo game consists of four- 8 minute quarters and it’s typical for an athlete to swim over a mile in a game.