WSL Water Polo Club

What is Water Polo?

Water polo is a team water sport. The game consists of 4 quarters in which two teams attempt to score goals by throwing a water polo ball into their opposition’s goal. The team that scores the most goals in the four quarters wins. A team consists of 6 field players and 1 goalkeeper in the water at any one time. Water polo is typically played in an all-deep pool, usually 6ft or deeper. The game primarily consists of swimming (with and without the ball) and using a special form of treading water known as the eggbeater, this technique is used to position a player upright in the water. You may only use one hand at a time while handling the ball, unless you are a goalie. Players need considerable stamina and endurance to play the game.