Water sports with the benefit of endurance and help players develop a more comprehensive body is the choice of practice for many people. In particular, water polo with simple gameplay and rules is gradually becoming the most popular water sport today.
Water polo or water polo originated in England and Scotland around the end of the nineteenth century. Initially, water polo was just a simple gesture to show the strength of swimming.
But later it was improved and built a stricter game rule. By 1900, water polo had become an official sport at the Olympic Games and was still in use until the games today.
To organize a water polo, two teams are needed and each team needs 7 members. Players can only use one tree to hold the ball and only the goalkeeper can use two hands. Teams that score by throwing the ball into the opponent’s goal, the team that scores more points will win.
In addition, during the match, each player is not allowed to stay on the opponent’s field for more than 20 seconds. Each water polo game is divided into 4 rounds with each playing duration of 7 minutes. Usually, every match including playing time and rest time usually lasts about 1 hour.
Water polo, if only for fun and practice, does not have too many strict requirements. However, for official matches that require the professionalism of athletes, there must also be mandatory venue requirements.
Specifically, the swimming pool where the matches take place must ensure the size of the competing swimming pool with a length of 30m, a width of 20m and a minimum depth of pool of 2m. The height of the goal is 0.9m and the width of the goal is 3m. At the same time, the place said to be the forbidden area of the goalkeepers must ensure a distance of 2m from the goal.