Benefits of playing water polo.

  • It teaches you how to work as a team. Team sports build accountability and make your exercise patterns much more enjoyable and regular. Also playing team sports is a fantastic way for people to develop their social skills. Teamwork and good communication are vital for success in water polo.
  • Regular exercise that fits into your daily circadian rhythm has large benefits for your metabolism which increases your overall health and fitness.
  • Beating your legs to stay above the surface and throwing the ball with all of your upper body strength over the four periods of play in polo will literally make you feel the tension float away from you. Over time, your mental aggression grows physically in your body, making you feel tight and uncomfortable. Intensive exercise is one of the only ways to release this tension and water polo is a great source of this exercise.
  • It helps with muscle toning. Water polo players are constantly on the move, using an eggbeater kick to stay high in the water. A good eggbeater is vital to water polo and uses every muscle in your legs, bum and hips. And don’t forget about the core, changing your position comes from your core, twists, turns and throws are all core driven moves.
  • Water polo is a high-paced game where essentially you are sprinting from one end to the other, an end-to-end match can see players swimming up to 4km. And have you tried swimming when you’re carrying an extra 80kg from someone lying on you or holding you down? Water polo is a great way of building upper and lower body strength.
  • Water polo is an intense, physical game, but because it’s played in water means it is a lot easier on joints than sport played on hard ground.