Over the years, the Association has undergone dramatic
1970's The Mid Atlantic Conference is founded by Dick Russell.
1990 The conference hires a commissioner to manage the league administration.
1993 The New England and Southern Conferences merge into the Mid-Atlantic.
The conference changes
its name to the Eastern Water Polo Association.
Thirty-nine club and varsity teams participate in the new structure.
1994 The Association adds women's teams to its membership.
Total membership equals
1995 The conference ends its relationship with the Eastern Water Polo Referees Association and establishes its own officiating bureau.
Tere Ma hired as the inaugural Director of Officials and Loren Bertocci hired as the first Technical Director.
Men's Midwest division is added.
Club championships are
separated by division.
Membership increases to 82 teams.
1996 Women's Midwest Division is added.
Men's Southwest Division is added.
Men's New York Division separates into regions to accommodate growth.
Eastern Water Polo Association changes its name to Collegiate Water Polo Association to reflect the geographic representation of its membership.
Membership rises to 95 teams.
1997 Women's Southwest Division is added.
Women's Northern Division splits into New York and New England Divisions.
Great Lakes Division is added.
Men's New England Division splits to North Atlantic and New England Divisions.
Membership reaches 110 teams.
1998 Northwest men and women's divisions added.
Men's Pacific Coast Division added.
Membership includes 40 women's teams and 97 men's teams, totaling 137.
1999 Women's Pacific Coast Division added.
Midwest Women's Division reinstated.
Men's Great Lakes Division changes its name to the Heartland Division.
Men's Great Plains Division added.
Membership increases to 52 women's teams and 107 men's teams totaling 159.
2000 Men's Southeast Division added.
Men's Atlantic Division added.
Membership increases to 54 women's teams and 121 men's teams totaling 175.
2001 Women's varsity and club programs separate competitively.
Women's varsity teams form Northern and Southern Divisions.
Women's Southeast Division added.
Texas Division added for men and women.
Membership increases to 122 men's teams and 80 women's teams totaling 202.
2002 Men's Florida Division added.
Men's Great Lakes Division added.
Men's Midwest Division renamed the Ohio Valley Division.
CWPA formalizes internship program and hires two full-time interns.
Membership increases to 124 men's teams and 91 women's teams totaling 215.
2003 Men's New England and North Atlantic Divisions realigned.
Men's Division II Eastern Championship established.
Membership steadies at 120 men's teams and 95 women's teams totaling 215.
Office moves headquarters to Bridgeport after 13 years in Norristown.
2004 Women's varsity teams realign to form Northern, Northeastern, Southern and Western Divisions.
Men's Florida Division teams merge into Southeast Division.
Men's Great Plains Division splits forming Great Plains and Missouri Valley Divisions.
Student Athlete Advisory Committee established for the conference.
Membership grows to 126 men's teams and 98 women's teams totaling 224.
2005 Six women's varsity teams leave to join the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.
Teams realign to form Northern, Western and Southern Divisions.
Women's Atlantic and North Atlantic Divisions added.
Women's National Collegiate Club Championship expands to 16 teams.
Membership grows to 131 men's and 99 women's teams, totaling 230 teams.
2006 Women's Atlantic Division merges with the Mid Atlantic Division.
Men's Ohio Valley Division members join Great Lakes and Missouri Valley Divisions.
CWPA establishes Technical Committee to oversee officiating education.
Membership grows to 138 men's and 96 women's teams, totaling 234 teams.
2007 Women's Ohio Valley Division added.
Women's Sierra Pacific Division added.
Men's North Atlantic Division realigned to qualify for the Division III championship.
Men's Florida and Rocky Mountain Divisions added.
Online education begins for referees and coaches via video clips on the website.
Membership grows to 141 men's and 101 women's teams, totaling 242 teams.
2008 Women's Ohio Valley Division merges into Midwest Division.
Membership grows to 141 men's and 103 women's teams, totaling 244 teams.
CWPA launches new website