Water Polo is a game that captures a number of different facets of some of the more popular sports in world culture. Much of what is involved with water polo is coparable to the sports of hockey, basketball and football.
Physiologists have ranked the sport as one of the most strenuous activities of all. The exercise of swimming itself utilizes many sets of muscles, add to that the head-high ball handling skills of passing and shooting, the leg support generated through the eggbeater kick and physical contact between players and you have a thoroughly arduous sport.
The game started as far back as the mid-1800’s, with a submersible ball and played in a rugby style. It has obviously changed quite significantly since then and the game we play today although still physically demanding does not perhaps have quite the same lack of discipline as the earlier versions. Women were not involved in water polo until the early 1900’s but since then have gone from strength to strength. This is a sport that not only is demanding physically but is great fun so if you are fed up of swimming up and down following that same blue line maybe Water Polo is for you.
Salisbury Stingrays Water Polo Club has 2 sections:-
Junior Section. Tuesday 6-7pm @ Godolphin School Pool. This runs every Tuesday during the school term. All Children are welcome from 5 years old, but they need to be able to swim 50m.
The 2014/15 season started in September with many new faces, eager to join in and learn waterpolo skills.The session consists of swimming fitness skills, ball skills in small groups and always ends with a friendly game including all abilities and ages. This is a team sport for boys and girls and can be used for all-round fitness or extended to a higher level.
We complete in the Dorset League and will be starting our matches in the New Year. Many of our team trial and then are selected to complete at County through to National levels.
Senior Section. Sunday 7-8pm @ 5Rivers Leisure Centre. This runs every Sunday evening throughout the year apart from Christmas when the pool closes and a couple of weeks during the summer holidays. This section is open to any swimmer over the age of 15 (depending on swimming ability and ball skills).
Contact Penny Marshall 01722 330097. Email. Penn...@btinternet.com