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Pippa Temple

Pippa Temple maintains a family tradition by competing internationally in aquatics, her mother Annika having competed for Great Britain as a Youth level swimmer.

Pippa Temple Profile

Date of Birth 16th March 1994
Born Reading
Team/Club Princeton University (USA)
Position Winger
While she was born in Reading, she grew up and studied in USA, competing for Stanford Water Polo Club for seven years between 2005 and 2012 then joining Princeton University.

Temple played in all 34 games in her first season at Princeton, scoring 36 times as the team won the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Eastern title for the first time in their history then finished fifth in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championships.

The Brit was a regular again in Princeton's 2014 season, scoring 26 in 30 matches as the Tigers ammassed a record-breaking 31-2 overall record and finished CWPA Eastern Championship runners-up.

Domestic Events

Competition Club Year Medal/Position
CWPA Eastern Champs Princeton Tigers 2014 SILVER
NCAA Championships Princeton Tigers 2013 5th
CWPA Eastern Champs Princeton Tigers   GOLD

In The Pool

Greatest achievement to date: Winning the 2013 Eastern Championships.

Aspiration: To win!

Who has been greatest influence on you: My parents and my high school coach Jon Burke.

When did you start playing water polo: When I was 11.

Out of the Pool

Studies: Princeton University.

Other sports: None.

Ultimate relaxation: Lying on the beach.

One thing you can’t live without: Food! Also, family and friends.

Tip for the top: No pain, no gain.

Life after water polo: Not sure yet. Probably something awesome like being a supermodel or neuroscientist.


Band/Music: A bit of everything.

Food: I can't choose just one! Steak, cherry bakewells, pizza... it's all too good.

Drink: Root beer.

Hobbies: Sleeping, watching TV, hanging out with the family and friends.


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