Long Beach CA— The Elements are set to rock the inaugural Aquatic Games August 3 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Cabrillo High School in Long Beach, CA. Created by 5-time Olympian Tony Azevedo, the Aquatic Games is an Olympic-style youth water polo tournament that will commence August 2 with opening ceremonies at The Cove in Long Beach and run through August 6 at Cabrillo High School. The Elements will perform their recently debuted original songs, “Lighthouse” and “Mr. Postman”, as well as cover songs from bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fitz and the Tantrums, Cage the Elephant, and Talking Heads.
A North County based San Diego teenage rock band, The Elements will be diving into new waters as they perform outside of their hometown for the first time at the Aquatics Games. They are looking forward to this new experience and are grateful to be involved with an event created by Tony Azevedo who is regarded as one of the world’s best water polo players.
“It’s so awesome to be playing at such an amazing new event Tony has created for younger players to get a higher level of experience”, said The Elements drummer/guitarist and water polo goalie Dylan Herrera. “ I attended one of Tony’s winter clinics with some of my school teammates. It was fun, and we learned how to improve our playing, learned about nutrition, met Olympians, and Tony told us stories on how he started playing water polo. It was especially cool to work with Olympian goalie Merrill Moses. We are so honored and excited to be playing at Tony’s Aquatic Games.”
The Elements attend San Dieguito High School Academy in Encinitas, CA where they have performed on campus and are involved in school sports. The Aquatic Games is a perfect fit for the band, as Herrera is a member of the SDA Boys Water Polo Team, and Julian Boyer, vocalist, bassist and keyboardist, will be trying out for the team this fall. Herrera is also a member of the Del Mar Water Polo Club.
The Elements have performed at a variety of events in San Diego this past spring including the Encinitas Spring Street Fair, Leucadia Battle of the Bands, Fiesta Del Sol, and La Costa Valley Memorial Day BBQ. They kicked off their summer gigs at the San Diego County Fair and most recently performed at the Oceanside First Friday Art Walk July 7.
The Aquatic Games will bring together teams from across the globe and is designed to inspire the next generation of great water polo players. In addition to elite top-level play, The Aquatic Games will provide a fun, festive atmosphere complete with guest water polo Olympians, interactive workshops, on-deck entertainment and a medal/trophy awards finale. Unlike any other youth tournament of its kind, The Aquatics Games are positioned to become the most widely recognized and premier aquatic event in the world.
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