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A Look at Advancements in the Water Polo World

A Look at Advancements in the Water Polo World Men’s Water Polo was the first Olympic team sport at the 1900 Games. Since then, tradition has long since dominated the sport, though in different regions the game adapted in different ways. Play itself has changed little.  In the late 19th century, the...

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The World of Water Polo: How Much Do You Know?

The World of Water Polo: How Much Do You Know? By Gigi Picard Swimming World College Intern  An official blows sharply on a whistle and 12 anxious players, six per team, dash wildly toward the middle of the pool. Two of the 12 sprint for a bright yellow polo ball plopped between the racing teams bec...

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Why Water Polo Players Should Join a Swim Team

Why Water Polo Players Should Join a Swim Team Most water polo players aren’t eager to join a swim team to train during the offseason. But, swimming can actually be extremely beneficial for a polo player. Well-conditioned swimmers can better resist fatigue, are more agile in the water and are able t...

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How USA Water Polo's Olympic Development Program Fought COVID-19

How USA Water Polo's Olympic Development Program Fought COVID-19 The date was March 11th, 2020. Email inboxes of many of the nation’s most promising female athletes dinged with disappointment. After passing through the first two tryouts, USA Water Polo’s Girls' National Championships remained the ne...