While some clubs may be seeing a drop in numbers in the midst of the pandemic, Northside Stingrays have grown.
Just two years ago the club couldn't fill any women's teams and were relying solely on the men's side to keep them afloat.
With some help from water polo NSW's development grant and the return of players, they now have women's B, C, under-16s and under-14s teams, as well as an A-grade development side.
"It's a real testament to our committee and their commitment to the sport," Stingrays' president Natalie Beddoes said.
"In saying that, it's also a real testament to the players.
"When things got a bit tough they could have easily walked away or moved to a different club, but they've stuck with us and put a lot of hard work in."
Not only has the club attracted past players back, but also welcomed new players with partners at the club.
Debbie Harvey and her daughter Hollie are among some of the returned faces.
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"It's really nice to see them enjoying their water polo and coming back to the game," Beddoes said.
Northside has put an emphasis on youth, with several youngsters taking on coaching roles at the club, including A-grade men's coach Tyson Mutsch.
"It's really exciting to see young people putting their hands up and taking those leadership roles which would traditionally be filled by adults," Beddoes said.
"Although sometimes there are some challenges because they're learning, the kids really respond well to other kids.
"It's really exciting that we have younger people wanting to invest in the sport."
The Ovens and Murray Water Polo Association missed out of conducting finals last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This weekend marks the final round of the returned season.
"Everyone's been really compliant with COVID and in making adjustments to how we train," Beddoes said
In A-grade men, Northside meet Pool Pirates and Sharks take on Albury.
In A-grade women, Sharks see Pool Pirates and Albury face Northside.
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