Hall of Fame Inductee a ‘Key Part’ of Commerce Aquatics

By EGP News Report

A City of Commerce lifeguard and assistant coach was inducted into the Water Polo Hall of Fame last month for her pioneering work in promoting water polo as a sport, especially for women.

Jennie Jacobsen-Huse joined the city’s aquatic’s division in 2003 as a supervising lifeguard and has served as a chaperone and assistant coach for the Commerce Aquatics Women’s Program.

Considered a key part of the Commerce program, Jacobsen-Huse also teaches and coaches water polo at Pasadena High School.

According to the USA Water Polo association, Jacobsen-Huse broke ground in women’s water polo, establishing a women’s water polo team at Pasadena High School and then later at UC Santa Barbara. She won a national championship with the Merced Water Polo club and is currently active in the masters water polo circuit.

Water Polo Hall of Fame inductee and Commerce employee Jennie Jacobson-Huse is introduced by Scott Wasserman, Park and Recreation's Interim Director.

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October 13, 2011  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.

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