Water Polo is a team sport within the swimming pool. Much like soccer, players score by putting the ball into the goal. Players have to constantly swim and tread water throughout the duration of the game, keeping their heads above water in order to watch the game progress. A team of water polo players consists of 13 players. At any point in time, six field players and one goalie are allowed in the water. Because the ball sport is played while swimming, it develops quick reflexes, and an awareness of space and the use of that space in the pool. The sport builds up strength, stamina, and a combination of swimming and ball-handling techniques. Players will learn water polo skills, game strategy and teamwork. It is a popular sport with the boys who have moved up from our Learn-to-Swim classes.
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Water polo is a high-energy team sport that requires endurance, stamina, and intermediate swim skills.
Players are taught basic ball handling and shooting techniques. They are taught to adapt their swimming strokes so that they can see and hear the game. Strokes that considered good for water polo is bad for competitive swimming.
Also unlike competitive swimming, water polo is a team sport. And individual sacrifice for team success is expected.
This class trains players at a competitive level for participation at national tournaments and inter-school leagues. The players undergo more frequent and intense training sessions with Coach Djordje.
Some of SpeediSwim’s water polo players are on the national youth team. They get to go overseas and return with experiences that enrich them for the rest of their lives.
Mannerisms are learned by children and reiterated to adults through team sports. Participants hold themselves to a "good sport" standard by not throwing tantrums during a loss and respecting the abilities of their competitors. They also exercise the ability to empathize with other competitors who may not be as successful and refrain from becoming boastful after a win.