KAP7 is proud to announce that we have expanded our partnership with LEN European Aquatics through 2026. KAP7 will be the sole provider or water polo balls for all LEN competitions.
The world’s best water polo players are set to compete with the K7 Competition Ball in the Champions League and other LEN club competitions for the foreseeable future. The KAP7 and LEN partnership began in 2017 and the athletes immediately fell in love with the quality, grip, and look of the ball.
“Europe rules water polo, no doubt of that, all major titles and medals have landed in Europe in the men’s game for decades and European teams are also dominant among the women, while the European Water Polo Championships have grown into a not-to-miss showcase in the aquatic world” LEN President Paolo Barelli said. “At club level, no other continent has any similar competition structure, highlighted by the Champions League, LEN’s premium product, which set example for the entire water polo world. We are glad to have KAP7 as our partner for these events. We are aware that its team is truly committed to offer the most developed ball the game has ever seen, which supports the best players to reach new levels in their performances.”
“LEN continues to set the standard for event production in Aquatics and provides a positive direction globally” Bradley Schumacher, President KAP7 International, Inc. said. “It has been especially evident during these challenging times how LEN has navigated the ever-changing situation to make certain aquatics continued forward. This renewal further solidifies our partnership and LEN’s trust in KAP7 as the global leader for water polo. LEN has been a tremendous partner for KAP7 and we are proud to continue the relationship through 2026.”
KAP7 was founded in 2004 by aquatic greats, two-time Olympic champion Bradley Schumacher and 3-time Olympian Wolf Wigo. The company was formed to design and build innovative world-class products for the water polo community, its slogan says “Built by Water Polo Players for Water Polo Players”. The KAP7 Hydrogrip water polo ball has quickly become the athletes’ choice at all levels of competition.
“Since its founding, KAP7 has been committed to the success of the sport of water polo,” KAP7 President Bradley Schumacher says. “Today, we are thrilled to announce KAP7 is the exclusive brand of water polo ball for all LEN sanctioned water polo competitions. This new alliance brings together two entities with the shared goals of elevating the sport of water polo and its players through investment in and access to quality product, competition, exposure, and education.”
According to Mr. Schumacher, LEN has successfully led the effort to grow water polo’s popularity on a global scale, and it has a clear vision for the path forward. He added, “This strategic partnership with KAP7 represents a key piece of that path forward. KAP7 is honored to play a role in water polo’s promising future!”
Europe is the powerhouse continent in water polo and to become the official ball of Len Competition is a huge milestone for the company. For example, last year at the European Water Polo Championships in Belgrade, there were 18,473 spectators in attendance and it was televised in multiple countries.