Water polo is a team sport played in a pool, where two teams of seven players each compete to score goals by throwing a ball into the opposing team's net.
While both sports involve being in the water, water polo combines swimming with tactics, teamwork, and ball-handling skills.
Water polo requires swimming proficiency, endurance, passing, shooting, and treading water (known as "egg beating").
Yes, beginners are welcome! Our programs are designed to teach fundamental skills and gradually introduce players to the sport.
Children as young as 5 can start in programs like Splashball, while introductory levels are available for various age groups.
Yes, water polo is generally safe. Our experienced coaches prioritize safety and teach proper techniques to minimize the risk of injury.
Players wear swim caps, swimsuits, and sometimes water polo caps for easy identification. Balls and goals are provided.
Water polo matches typically consist of four quarters, each lasting around 7-8 minutes, with short breaks between quarters.
Scoring is achieved by throwing the ball into the opposing team's net within a time limit. The team with the most goals at the end wins.
Players can't touch the bottom of the pool, hold the ball underwater, or swim more than a few strokes while holding the ball.
Yes, water polo requires endurance, strength, and swimming skills. Players tread water throughout the game, making it a full-body workout.
Our programs are tailored to various age groups and skill levels. Our coaches will help assess your child's proficiency and recommend the appropriate level.
Basic swimming skills are essential, as players need to move effectively in the water. We offer coaching to improve swimming techniques.
Yes, water polo is often played co-ed at younger ages. Separate gender divisions may be introduced as players advance.
Playing water polo improves cardiovascular fitness, strength, teamwork, and strategy skills, while also fostering a love for water sports.
Yes, as players develop their skills, they can progress to more competitive levels, potentially leading to college opportunities.
Terms like "egg beating," "center forward," "goalie," and "counterattack" are commonly used in water polo. Coaches will explain these terms during training.
Parents can support their children by attending games, volunteering, and staying engaged with the team and the club.
Swimsuit, swim cap, goggles, a towel, and a water bottle are essentials for practice sessions.
Visit the our website or contact our club for registration information and upcoming sessions.