Vladimir Ushakov

Contact Vladimir Ushakov – Co-Head Coach

Vladimir Ushakov, Co-Head Coach, Surrey Orcas Water Polo Club

Vladimir recently retired from his professional water polo career in Russia to move to Canada with his family where he is excited to bring his knowledge of many years of playing water polo professionally to the younger generation of water polo players.

His enthusiasm and genuine love of the game translate into an exciting and motivating coaching style.

As co-Head Coach of the Surrey Orcas, Vladimir will co-oversee the Splash, recreational and competitive programs. Vladimir’s motto is “heavy and boring exercise does not make an effective player” and all you have to do is come out and watch one of his practices to see the beaming smiles on our players’ faces.

Vladimir’s achievements and professional experience are an excellent asset to help develop our team to the best of all players’ abilities and to develop an atmosphere of positive, dedicated water polo development.


  • 2013-2016 Athlete, Water Polo Club Astana, Kazakhstan
  • 2012-2016 Athlete, National Team of Kazakhstan
  • 2011-2013 Athlete, Water Polo Club Dynamo Moscow, Russia
  • 2009-2011 Athlete, Water Polo Club Al-Ahli, Saudi Arabia
  • 2002-2009 Athlete, Water Polo Club Dynamo Moscow, Russia
  • 2007-2009 Athlete, National Team of Russia
  • 1999-2005 Athlete, National Team of Ukraine
  • 1998-2002 Athlete, Water Polo Club IllichiveWts, Ukraine


  • 2015 Participant in World Championships
  • 2015 Best Scorer of the LEN International Tournament in Georgia
  • 2014 Winner of the Asian Games
  • 2014 6th Place – FINA World Cup
  • 2013 Participant in World Championships
  • 2012 Gold Medal – Asian Championship
  • 2012 5th Place – Super Final FINA World League
  • 2012 Participant in Olympic Games – London
  • 2011-2012 Best Scorer of the Russian League
  • 2007 Participant in World Championships
  • 2006 MVP of the Russian Cup
  • Multiple Champion of Ukraine
  • Multiple Winner of the Ukraine Cup
  • Multiple Medalist of the Russian League
  • Champion of Saudi Arabia
  • Champion of Kazakhstan