Hello all, As a new appointee to the class of 2017, I have been mulling over the possibility of playing water polo at the Air Force Academy. (I have been in contact with the coach, but I'm not a recruited athlete) I came across a good thread in which Christcorp posted some great answers regarding the following questions, but it was from 2008 and I'm hoping to possibly hear from a few current athletes or from anyone who has any details to add. Regarding the day-to-day life of an athlete: What are the (extra?) demands that come with being on an intercollegiate team in comparison to an intramural team? I'd imagine that the teams travel and probably have longer practices, so does this ever cut into class time or other activities? Also, being a former high school and current college athlete, I'm used to having multiple practices a day--does any athletic training serve as an alternative for (military) physical training? Or do the teams just do PT together? Thank you all for your help!