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 and hips.
Stamina: You can’t switch off for a second in water polo. There’s no ‘easy swimming’. It’s a high-paced game where essentially you are interval training, sprinting from one end to the other. And an end-to-end match can see players swimming up to 4km.
Power: Have you tried swimming when you’re carrying an extra 80kg from someone lying on you or holding you down? And it’s a great way of building upper and lower body strength.
Works the core: With your legs otherwise occupied kicking to keep you afloat, changing your position comes from your core. Twists, turns and throws are all core-driven moves and will help define your abdominal muscles in addition to developing your core strength.
Weight loss: With all the swimming, jostling, throwing and kicking, it’s no shock that you can burn loads of calories in a Water Polo match. Surveys have shown that an average of 700 calories may be burned in an hour due to the intense activity.
Easy on the joints: Water Polo is an intense, physical game, but the fact that it’s played in water means it’s easier on joints than sport played on hard ground. This means that the burnout rate for a player is also much lesser than ground sports,
Playing team sports is a fantastic way for people to develop their social skills, just like all team sports, Water Polo also requires teamwork and good communication and this develops as you play more and on regular basis. Another benefit of playing team sports and Water Polo in particular is that it’s great at developing problem solving. You’ll learn strategies to break down a defence and how to play with an extra player. Water Polo involves having to think on your feet and find the best scenario straight away.
FAQs about DSA Water Polo Program
- What are the requirement to join the DSA Water Polo program?
Children of age 7 years & above who are are able to swim at least 30 metres in any 3 strokes completely and perform some basic water treading are welcome to join DSA Water Polo program.
- What if the student or parents have questions about the program or performance?
DSA coaching staff works very hard at building and strengthening the relationship between the coach and player. Coaches encourage and value open communication with their players. If the player has questions about the team he or she is placed on or would like to talk about his or her progress, the first step is for the player to speak directly with his or her coach. Parents can consult with their team coordinator if they have any questions or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- What if a player has never played Water Polo before and knows nothing about the game?
That’s why we’re here! Part of DSA Water Polo’s mission is to promote the sport of Water Polo. For the younger players, we also have Junior Program which introduces the basics and focuses on fun and development. For those with basic swimming skills, the best way to learn the game is to just “jump in”! Coaches will help to get new players started, Water Polo is one of those games that is best learned by playing!
- What kind of swimsuit do I need to wear while playing water polo?
The type of swimsuit necessary depends on the gender of the player and whether you’re playing for fun or in competition. You would want a suit that fits tightly and won’t cause drag in the water so that you can move quickly. In official competitions, women wear one-piece swimsuits with full zip at the back which is more suitable than the recreational swimsuit with straps.
- When can I join DSA Water Polo Program?
Players are added to the DSA Water Polo Program at the first and third week of each month.
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