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

WHO:

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

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 their breath forever, there is no goalie. Instead we have forwards and backs and play various formations.

WHAT DO I BRING?

If you have snorkelling gear (mask, fins and snorkel) that you'd like to use, feel free to bring it, but we have equipment for you to borrow at the pool.

All you really need is a

- swimsuit

- a towel

Optionally you may want to bring:

- a lock to lock your belongings in one of the available lockers

- gym socks for added foot protection when wearing the fins

- shampoo

Video:

Check out this great introductory video from usauwh.com

http://vimeo.com/6919536

Mail List:

Sign up for our e-mail list here: https://forms.gle/3YgwGr3pvGXJ5P687

See you on the bottom!

Upcoming events (4+)

Swim Workout Series

Mona Plummer Aquatic Center

Swim workout series starting in preparation for the Battle at Altitude tournament.

Anyone is welcome to attend. These workouts are suited for experienced players that have their own gear. We do not expect to provide instruction beyond explaining drills we will do.

COVID-19 Protocol:
- All participants MUST be registered on meetup for contact tracing.
- Vaccines are strongly recommended.
- Masks are encouraged while not in the water.
- Social distance when appropriate and feasible, e.g. on the desk.
- We trust each other to "Do the Right Thing".
- If you test positive within 7-days of attending practice, notify William to trigger anonymous contact tracing notifications.

SCHEDULE:
7:00-7:15: Park, walk to Mona Plummer
7:15-7:30: Get changed
7:30-7:40: Warm-up (4x100 BOGAT, HUHO, Surface, FU)
7:40-8:30: Swim Workout (Varies)

MPAC Facility Rules:
Open Swim hours are available M-F 11am-1pm, 7-9pm. Free to current faculty, staff and students w/valid Sun Card. All others = $5 / visit with a signed liability waiver. Only individual lap swimming use (no diving boards, group training, etc.). The staff will communicate the pool location as it does change from day-to-day based off of programming.

Play Underwater Hockey at Mona Plummer Pool Friday Night (Fall 2021)

Mona Plummer Aquatic Center

You're invited to underwater hockey! The practice is open to men and women ages 18 and up (14+ with permission).

COVID-19 Protocol:
- All participants MUST be registered on meetup for contact tracing.
- Vaccines are strongly recommended.
- Masks are encouraged while not in the water.
- ASU requests that all group members wear masks when entering / sitting in the lobby and moving through the locker rooms.
- Social distance when appropriate and feasible, e.g. on the desk.
- We trust each other to "Do the Right Thing".
- Also, per our contract w/ ASU, please perform a self-check of your daily health and stay home if you are not well.
- If you test positive within 7-days of attending practice, notify William to trigger anonymous contact tracing notifications.

WHAT DO I BRING?
We have all the necessary equipment. If you have snorkeling gear (mask, fins, and snorkel) that you'd like to use, feel free to bring it.

All you need is:
- a swimsuit
- a towel

Optionally you may want to bring
- socks (they provide foot protection while wearing fins)
- shampoo for after you play

WHERE DO I PARK?
The signs at ASU Lot 58 indicate that it is free after 7PM. This is a 15 minute walk to the pool, so arrive at 7PM!

https://goo.gl/maps/6QkRjgQTwoZZp5ks6

In the past, there was street parking on 6th avenue or a garage next door for $3/hour.

We are currently looking for better parking solutions and open to suggestions.

SCHEDULE - Fall 2021:
7:00-7:15: Park, walk to Mona Plummer, change to swimsuit, explain rules to new players
7:15-7:30: Get gear ready, Get in water, warm -up
7:30-7:55: Game time
TBD: Skill/Drill break
8:15-8:45: Out of the water, off deck ASAP, and shower. Try to get out of the building by 8:55PM.

Many people go out for food and BEvERages. Plan to join us after your first practice! The social aspect is the best part of the sport!

HOW DO I PAY?
The club operates on a pay-what-you-can system to pay for pool time, buy gear and insurance, and other club upkeep. Click to donate (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=CDUM2H2WG2SQ6), or bring cash to the pool. We suggest a donation of $10/practice or $35/month, but anything helps!

Swim Workout Series

Mona Plummer Aquatic Center

Swim workout series starting in preparation for the Battle at Altitude tournament.

Anyone is welcome to attend. These workouts are suited for experienced players that have their own gear. We do not expect to provide instruction beyond explaining drills we will do.

COVID-19 Protocol:
- All participants MUST be registered on meetup for contact tracing.
- Vaccines are strongly recommended.
- Masks are encouraged while not in the water.
- Social distance when appropriate and feasible, e.g. on the desk.
- We trust each other to "Do the Right Thing".
- If you test positive within 7-days of attending practice, notify William to trigger anonymous contact tracing notifications.

SCHEDULE:
7:00-7:15: Park, walk to Mona Plummer
7:15-7:30: Get changed
7:30-7:40: Warm-up (4x100 BOGAT, HUHO, Surface, FU)
7:40-8:30: Swim Workout (Varies)

MPAC Facility Rules:
Open Swim hours are available M-F 11am-1pm, 7-9pm. Free to current faculty, staff and students w/valid Sun Card. All others = $5 / visit with a signed liability waiver. Only individual lap swimming use (no diving boards, group training, etc.). The staff will communicate the pool location as it does change from day-to-day based off of programming.

Swim Workout Series

Mona Plummer Aquatic Center

Swim workout series starting in preparation for the Battle at Altitude tournament.

Anyone is welcome to attend. These workouts are suited for experienced players that have their own gear. We do not expect to provide instruction beyond explaining drills we will do.

COVID-19 Protocol:
- All participants MUST be registered on meetup for contact tracing.
- Vaccines are strongly recommended.
- Masks are encouraged while not in the water.
- Social distance when appropriate and feasible, e.g. on the desk.
- We trust each other to "Do the Right Thing".
- If you test positive within 7-days of attending practice, notify William to trigger anonymous contact tracing notifications.

SCHEDULE:
7:00-7:15: Park, walk to Mona Plummer
7:15-7:30: Get changed
7:30-7:40: Warm-up (4x100 BOGAT, HUHO, Surface, FU)
7:40-8:30: Swim Workout (Varies)

MPAC Facility Rules:
Open Swim hours are available M-F 11am-1pm, 7-9pm. Free to current faculty, staff and students w/valid Sun Card. All others = $5 / visit with a signed liability waiver. Only individual lap swimming use (no diving boards, group training, etc.). The staff will communicate the pool location as it does change from day-to-day based off of programming.

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Play Underwater Hockey at Mona Plummer Pool Friday Night (Fall 2021)

Mona Plummer Aquatic Center

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