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 Water Polo and Splashball

We are building an interest list for Splashball and Water Polo. If you or have an interest in participating in either of these activities contact Coach Hoppe - bestpace@live.com

Splashball

splashball funSplashball is for children 6-9 who can swim 1 length of the pool.  It is the newest program under the umbrella of USA Water Polo, and exists to introduce water polo to the younger generation in the community. This fun, healthy activity promotes fitness, self-esteem, and water safety while teaching the basic components of water polo.

Below is a video clip highlighting what Splashball is all about –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fetN8vD5vs

 

Competitive Swimming & Water Polo

http://rawpolo.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/wpball3.gif?w=640Water Polo is great for competitive swimmers and competitive swimming is great for water polo!  Both sports develop complimentary fitness and technique skills and when combined improve participants overall athleticism.  In addition, they allow for increased socialization opportunities, psychological breaks from single sport routines.

Water Polo is the perfect cross training sport for competitive swimmers.  Numerous outstanding track athletes also played ball sports and numerous outstanding swimmers also played water polo.  Just as butterfly, breaststroke and backstroke are all different strokes swimmers are expected to learn, water polo freestyle is just another stroke.