As summer winds down, fall and winter sports will soon be starting in Estevan.

One of those sports is water polo, with a free drop in night scheduled for Aug. 30. Kids aged 5-10 can show up at the Leisure Centre pool between 7-8 p.m., and kids aged 10 and older can come from 8-9 p.m.

"This is for anyone that's interested in water know it's a great winter team sport that is obviously an alternative to hockey if your kid isn't into that," said City Manager Jeff Ward.

Ward added that current water polo players are also welcome to attend. He said they'll have coaches there to go over basic skills, along with a player from Team Saskatchewan's water polo team.

There are also water support belts for kids who are still learning to swim.

"Coming out of COVID, a lot of these team sports are building back up," said Ward, who will be serving as the president for the water polo club this year. "That's why we're doing the drop in session again...hoping people come out and try it and we'd love to build our water polo club even bigger than it is right now."

Ward said participants must have a parent attend with them to sign a consent form.

He added that the water polo season for returning players will start some time around Sept. 13, while the official season starts in October.

You can register at the city-wide registration on Sept. 8. There's also a one-month trial period with partial refunds available.

"We really want to get people to come out and try it," Ward said.