LOVE TO SWIM?
PLAY WATER POLO!
Water polo is a fierce, competitive and demanding game played over four, eight minute periods. Each team is made up of 13 players and due to the intense nature of the game, regular substitutions are common. Seven players from each team are in the pool at any one time. Except for the goalkeeper, players participate in both offensive and defensive roles.
Are you coming from a summer swim club or simply want to give it a try? Join our Development program and we will ease you into learning the game that we all love. Why play water polo? Below are just a few reasons:
It’s fast, it’s physical and a lot of fun!!!
We LOVE the sport of water polo and want to see the sport grow in popularity throughout BC.
Playing a team sport is a fantastic way to develop social skills and build friendships.
Good communication and teamwork are vital for success in water polo.
You can’t switch off for a second in water polo. There is no ‘easy swimming’.
Water Polo is a high-paced game where essentially you are interval training and sprinting from one end of the pool to the other.
Water polo players are constantly on the move, using an eggbeater kick to stay high in the water.
A good eggbeater is vital to water polo and uses every muscle in your legs, bum and hips!
Try swimming when you’re carrying an extra 80kg from someone lying on you or holding you down!
In case you hadn’t worked it out, it’s difficult. Water polo is a great way of building upper and lower body strength.
You’ll learn tactics and strategies to break down a defence.
Water polo involves having to think on your feet and find the best scenario straight away.
EASY ON THE JOINTS
Water polo is a physical game, but the fact that it is played in water means it is easier on joints than sport played on hard ground.
WORKS THE CORE
With your legs otherwise occupied kicking to keep you afloat, changing your position comes from your core.
Twists, turns and throws are all core-driven moves and will help define your abdominal muscles.