Border youngsters were given the opportunity to rub shoulders with triple Olympian Mel Rippon during a recent visit.
Rippon, who is the current NSW under-19 women's water polo coach, mentored locals at the Lavington Swim Centre as part of the Girls Making Waves initiative.
The program, which is run in conjunction with the Her Sport Her Way strategy, was established to see girls aged between seven and 12 offered an introduction to the sport.
Water Polo NSW vice president and program creator Suzanne Ramke said it was about building skills in a fun and modified environment.
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"The sessions are aimed at reducing barriers to participation, giving a sense of game play, promoting inclusive sport experiences and growing the game for women and girls," she said.
"Girls Making Waves is about creating a welcoming and enjoyable water polo experience for girls that may not have previously considered the sport, with the goal to give them the confidence to join a club."
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