Most regulation water polo pools are at least 6 feet deep. However, in the case of a pool having a shallow end, players are still prohibited from touching the bottom of the pool. Doing so will result in the ball being turned over to the opposing team.
Water polo is one of the longest running sports at the games and the men’s competition has been part of the Olympics since 1900, with the women’s tournament only starting at Sydney 2000. The sport is played in a pool that is two-metres, around 6.5ft, deep and a player’s feet must not touch the bottom.
What’s illegal in water polo?
It is illegal in water polo to kick, strike, shove, or hold a player while they’re not holding the ball. Penalties can range from a free throw to permanent exclusion with a delayed substitution. The severity of the punishment is reflective of the severity of the violation.
Has anyone drowned playing water polo?
ON Wednesday morning, January 16th, the body of Jennifer Macarandan, a 17-year-old Salinas (CA) High School Junior and member of USA Water Polo, was discovered drowned, under the thermal blanket of the Hartnell College pool, as swimmers prepared for 5:30 a.m. practice.
Synchronized swimmers do not touch the bottom of the pool during a routine. It is against the rules, and a two-point deduction will be given if they do. The water is a minimum of nine feet deep. … In a five-minute routine, a synchronized swimmer may spend up to a minute underwater without coming up for air.