From a parent of another club:

"I have been watching Water Polo for over 30 years. I am so impressed with your Neptune players . They have been taught the right way to play the Game but more importantly they have all as far as I can tell been respectful of their teamsters, coaches and opponents. All of which is a great reflection on their Neptune Coaches."


Right: Parent, board member, RMN culture rep., and coach, Joe Ruzic working during the Pandemic. 

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About Us

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Manu Ghaffari

Irakli Bakradze

Irakli Bakradze

Founder and head coach

See below about awards

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Irakli Bakradze

Irakli Bakradze

Irakli Bakradze

Has coached in Georgia, Serbia and California. Goalie, Jr national team of Georgia. Also a FINA referee.

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Luis Vidal

Irakli Bakradze

Arist Sher-Jan

Member of Puerto Rico national swimming and water polo teams.

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Arist Sher-Jan

Arist Sher-Jan

Arist Sher-Jan

Grew up playing in Oregon. Current member of U. of Colorado team. 

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Drew Schneider

Arist Sher-Jan

Drew Schneider

Started playing in Chicago. Plays on the Denver masters team. Also has played on Thailand's national team! 

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Matt Berry

Arist Sher-Jan

Drew Schneider

Played at the Pepperdine University in California. 

The following Olympians and national team coaches have been RMN guest coaches in the past:

Brenda Villa, Natalie Golda Benson, Cami Craig, Tony Azevedo, Genai Kerr, Kyle Utsumi, Rob Lynn, Jesse Smith, MacQuin Baron



RMN head coach and founder Manu Ghaffari with the Olympic team coach Guy Baker in 2012 after receiving a national award.
Some of Manu's awards:

* Mountain Zone Coach of the Year for Women’s Teams, 2009, 2010, 2011.

* Brent Bohlender Distinguished Coaching Award from USA Water Polo 2012.

* ODP East/West Regions Top Coach Award 2012.

* Coaching certificate from Partizan Club, Serbia 2015.

Rocky Mountian Neptunes Advisory Board

Chris Cramer, President
Vince Huffaker, VP
Cheryl Curry

Soeun Park

Joe Ruzic