What we're about
Underwater Hockey has been played in Shanghai since 2011, and we are always looking to welcome more participants to this unique and amazing sport. Join us if you like the sound of it!
We are a very active group, practise 1-3 times a week and have 15-30 regular players of varying levels and ages, and from various backgrounds and nationalities. Through Meetup we hope to welcome those new to the sport and are keen to try out.
Underwater Hockey is a non-contact sport in which two teams compete to maneuver a puck across the bottom of a swimming pool into goals. It originated in England in 1954 and was first played at the world championship level in Canada in 1980.
It is a sport that allows you to feel closest to being a fish, wearing fins to move a puck in the water. You glide, you turn, you curl, you dash, and you flip around in the water.
We are looking for people to come and try with us. You don't have to be a top athlete; we're here mainly to have fun, join in competitions and eat and drink (optional) after each session. If you want to continue playing, we will coach you, make you lean and strong, and we will bring you to all the tournaments and parties of our underwater world! :)
Who we are: We are Shanghai Azures, China's biggest underwater hockey club. We have been in international competitions. Check us out at http://shanghai-azures.tumblr.com/ or on our WeChat channel: ShanghaiAzuresUWH
What you need to bring: swimming suits, goggles, caps. If you have fins, snorkels and masks, bring them as well.
Cost: It is a free event, you only need to pay the pool entrance fee, it will be about 150 RMB for 3+ hours in some of the best pools you can get in Shanghai.
There are usually more regulars who show up at the event than those who signed up here. So we hope to see you at the pool!