By: ray.perry : December 09, 2011

Hi everyone! My name is Peter Varellas and I'm a member of the USA Men's National Water Polo Team. I'll be writing updates on all of our training, competitions, and other adventures during the lead up to the 2012 Olympic Games in London!

As part of the National Team since 2006, I've been lucky enough to travel the world while playing my sport. We have played tournaments in China, Montenegro, Italy, Romania, Brazil, Serbia, Mexico, and Greece, just to name a few. Certainly our biggest achievement as a group has been winning the Silver Medal in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. That experience was part of an incredible journey that I'm sure I will tell you about soon.

After finishing school, I played for four years with a professional club in Savona, Italy. The club season last from September to late May, and each summer I return to the States to play for team USA. A year and a half ago, I left Italy permanently to come back home, and I really miss all the friends I made overseas. This week I have planned a trip back to Savona to catch up with people, and I can't wait to go! Next time I'll tell you all about my trip. Ciao!!