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New to Water Polo?

Congratulations! Your kid is thinking about playing water polo. While trying a new sport can be a bit scary for all involved, we know once you get started, you and your child are going to love it.

Originally played in the rivers and lakes of Great Britain, water polo evolved from rugby during the 19th century. Men’s water polo was the first team sport introduced at the modern Olympics in 1900, and today there are close to 500,000 registered players in the world.

Before your child jumps into the deep-end of the pool for their first chance to participate in the sport, it is important to understand the fundamentals of the game. This guide has all the information you and your child need to get started.

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