Water polo originated in England and Scotland was one of the original team sports at the first modern Olympic Games in 1900 with Great Britain winning the first four men’s Olympic gold medals in 1900, 1908, 1912 and 1920.
The sport combines speed and strength as well as teamwork and a high level of fitness – one outfield player can cover up to two miles in one game alone.
Put simply, there are goals at each end of the pool and the winner of the game is the team that scores the most goals by getting the ball between the posts.
To find out more about Water Polo you can visit the Swim England Water Polo Hub.
Water Polo in the East Region
The East Region runs annual championships and puts together teams for inter-regional competitions. An annual water polo development camp runs for younger players and regional training helps players of all ages develop further (see photo, left, of players and coaches at the 2016 camp). The region is also responsible for developing officials.
To find out more about water polo in the East Region, please use the drop-down menu at the top of the page for more options or contact our regional Water Polo Manager by clicking HERE.