They are not allowed to touch the bottom of the pool and must tread water the entire time – although players use a movement called the egg-beater which is more efficient than the normal action of treading water. Players can move the ball by throwing it to a teammate or swimming while pushing the ball in front of them.
How many time outs do you get per period in water polo?
Each team may call three time-outs during the four quarters of regular play. A team may call only one time-out during any overtime periods. All time-outs are 2-minutes long. When the ball is in play, only the team in possession of the ball may call a time-out.
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.