WATER POLO





This game is played in a swimming pool. A white ball made of rubber

fabric is used. The ball must be between 7 and 8 inches in diameter.

The goals are spaces 4 feet long and 12 inches wide at each end of the

tank and placed 18 inches above the water line. Six men on a side

constitute a team.



It is a game in which skill in swimming is absolutely essential. It is

also a very rough game. The player endeavours to score goals by

swimming with the ball, and his opponents are privileged to tackle him

and to force him under water or in other ways to attempt to secure the

ball from him. Meanwhile the other players are blocking off opponents,

and in general the game resembles a football game in its rudiments.





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