Water Polo is a team sport that is great fun for anyone to participate in.

The aim of the game is to score the most goals. There is a goal at each end of the pool and teams have to pass the ball between one another in the hope of scoring. There are 7 players in the pool at any one time, including a goal keeper. The players are not allowed to touch the bottom of the pool so tread water, using an eggbeater kick action to keep afloat. The game is fast-paced and exciting to play and watch!

Want to get involved?

Contact your local leisure centre to find out if they offer water polo or use our ‘find a club’ page to see where your closest water polo club is.

Volunteering in Water Polo

Like most grass roots sports, water polo is run with a network of volunteers.

What ever time you can offer – an hour a month or more, we need you, if Welsh Water polo is to survive. We need more support for us to be able to attract more players, coaches and volunteers to water polo and to develop those currently involved. No water polo experience is necessary for you to make a difference!

For more information please contact the Chair of the Welsh Water Polo Working Group, Maxine McKinnell on [email protected]

Interested in becoming a Water Polo Coach?

Swim Wales Training offer a number of water polo courses including Mini-Polo CPDs, Level 1 Assistant Coaching and Level 2 Water Polo Coach. For more information, head over to our Training and Development pages here for more information.