Tony Azevedo

SDA water polo player Dylan Herrera hits the right note

SDA water polo player Dylan Herrera hits the right note

On the surface, the skill-sets required to play competitive high school water polo and succeed in the music business don’t offer obvious similarities.

Dylan Herrera, an incoming junior at San Dieguito Academy (SDA), is the first to admit that.

But from his perspective, both ventures are a lot easier when you can get everyone on the same page.

Herrera should know.

He’s emerged as a rising star for the school’s burgeoning water polo program, and performs and manages a teen rock band, The Elements, that’s gained recognition this summer.

“There’s the teamwork in both, you’ve got to listen to everyone’s critiques and make suggestions,” Herrera said. “For this...

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