Genai Kerr

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Genai Kerr
Personal information
Full name Genai Gangel Kerr
Born (1976-12-25) December 25, 1976 (age 37)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Sport water polo (goalie)
Club Newport Water Polo Foundation (1995–2009)
Team United States (1998–2010)

Genai Kerr is an American water polo player. He is a member of the United States men's national water polo team and played in the 2004 Athens Olympics.[1]

Early years[edit]

Kerr ran track at Chula Vista High School. He played water polo and basketball at Coronado High School. Got involved in water polo by accident, following the whistles to what he thought was a basketball game and ended up at the pool. He attended UC Irvine and played under Coach Ted Newland. He was an All-American in 1998 and 1999. Led MPSF in saves in 1998... Big West Conference Male Scholar Athlete of the Year his senior year.

Community and Service[edit]

Genai has been a US Ambassador for the USADA (U.S. Antidoping Agency) since 2003 promoting clean sports for young athletes. He was founding faculty for Sage Hill School where he was the Dean of Students, taught art and physical education. He also started all of the aquatic programs. He's started several community outreach programs to help mentor children in lower income school districts.

USA National Team[edit]

  • 2010 Volvo Cup, Hungary, 3rd place
  • 2009 FINA World Championships, Rome, Italy, 4th place
  • 2009 FINA World League Super Final, Podgorica, Montenegro, 4th place
  • 2007 FINA World League Super Finals, Berlin, Germany 5th place
  • 2007 Pan American Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1st place
  • 2007 FINA World Championships, Melbourne, Australia, 9th place
  • 2006 ASUA Cup, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1st place
  • 2006 FINA World League Super Finals, Athens, Greece, 5th place
  • 2004 Olympic Games, Athens, Greece, 7th place
  • 2003 FINA World League Super Finals, New York, NY, 3rd place
  • 2003 Pan American Games, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1st place
  • 2003 FINA World Championships, Barcelona, Spain, 6th place
  • 2003 U.S. Cup, Stanford, CA, United States, 2nd place
  • 2002 FINA World Cup, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 7th place
  • 2001 FINA World Championships, Fukuoka, Japan, 7th place
  • 2001 World Championships Qualifier, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1st place
  • 1998 First Appearance on the Men’s National Team, Long Beach, CA
  • 1995 Jr. North American Games, Calgary, Canada, 2nd place


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