Limited time: We are trying to recruit new members! So we are raffling a $50 gift card to canamuwhgear.com and a $100 gift card to restaurant.com.

Every time you attend an UWH practice enters you to win!

 

We invite you to try Underwater Hockey! Underwater Hockey is a fun and competitive sport for people of all ages and genders.

 

WHAT:

Underwater hockey is a fast moving game that is played on the bottom of a 6-8 feet swimming pool by two teams of six. Players wear fins, mask, snorkel, a protective glove and headgear (the same kind as for water polo). The stick is short, approximately 1 foot long and made of wood or plastic polymer. The puck is heavy, around 3 lb. and coated with a protective layer of hard plastic. The goals are 3 meters (9’) long. Play and strategy is similar to soccer or ice hockey except that the playing surface is at the bottom of a pool. The rules are "non-contact" and players generally cover zones around the puck. Success (scoring) ultimately depends on teamwork, since no single person can hold their breath forever. On average, each player is underwater about 10 seconds at a time, and almost never more than 20 seconds. Success -- putting the puck in the goal trough at the bottom of each end wall -- ultimately depends on teamwork, not how long you can hold your breath. Play is fast and exciting - you go at it hard while holding your breath. The sport offers great cross-training for scuba divers, runners, swimmers, and bikers. Plus, because it's non-contact and underwater, people of different sizes and genders play on an equal field. There is no checking and certainly no fighting, unlike ice hockey. There is a goal about 10 feet wide at each end of the pool. However, since no one can hold there breath forever their is no goalie. Instead we have forwards and backs and play various formations.

 

WHO?
Practices are open to men and women of all ages. Beginners are always welcome. No experience is required.

 

WHAT DO I BRING?
If you have snorkeling gear (mask, fins and snorkel) that you'd like to use, feel free to bring it, but we have equipment for you to borrow.  Let us know when you RSVP if you need us to bring gear, especially your fin size and left/right handedness.

All you really need is a

- swimsuit
- a towel

Optionally you may want to bring a 
- a lock to lock your belongings in one of the available lockers
- white clean gym socks for added foot protection when wearing the fins
- shampoo

Check out this great introductory video from usauwh.com

http://vimeo.com/6919536

 

Check out some videos from tournaments and practices:

http://www.youtube.com/user/SwordfishUWH

 

Here is a great intro video from our Canadian friends:

 

 

See you on the bottom!


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