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Humans of Cairns Water Polo | Claire O'Mara


Claire has been a welcome addition to the Cairns Water Polo community

Who's who in the zoo? We continue our Humans of Cairns Water Polo series with a feature on our young gun coache and player, Claire O'Mara.

  • Hometown: Tamworth, NSW

  • Role: Player and Coach

  • Currently Studying: Bachelor of Dental Surgery at JCU

  • Movie most likely to star in: A Christmas holiday type of film

  • Favorite musician and/or band: Ed Sheeran

Claire (centre back) tasting some water polo success in NSW
  • Most memorable sporting event: Australia sweeping the pool at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

  • Sporting background: I started out playing Flippaball and water polo in primary school and then first began playing for the Tamworth team in U12. From there I played U14 and U16 for Tamworth at the state and national carnivals over the years. In 2015, my last year of U16, I was part of my regions development academy program, NIAS. That year I was also selected to play for NSW Country team in a tournament against New Zealand. I then took a few years off playing competitively and when I moved to Cairns this year for university I joined Cairns Water Polo!

  • Ideal weekend: My ideal weekend away would be driving up the coast, staying in a beach house with all my friends and just spending the days at the beach

  • Little known fact: I have two pups called Charlie and Lola and I have traveled to 16 countries!