Underwater hockey is one of the oldest sports in the world. To be able to play this sport, players need good physical strength, excellent swimming ability, can dive deep for as long as possible, and especially if you’re not passionate about hockey then surely it is hard to be an amateur.
History of hockey sport
Hockey is one of the most popular sports, with interesting antagonism, the two teams will use the sticks to hit the ball into the opponent’s goal without using the collision of any of the above components’ body. This game requires good technical players and excellent observation ability and determination to win the team together.
According to studies, hockey was played a few decades ago, but the majority of people who played this sport were aristocrats, showing their elegance and for a long time. Ordinary people are almost unaware of the presence of this interesting sport.
Hockey is played on many different terrains and the most popular and famous is the image of athletes who both skate and play hockey extremely skillfully.
Ice hockey is played a lot in countries where the climate is cold enough to make the ice thick, flat, wide and safe. And it is this beautiful image of ice hockey that inspired many people and has since spread the sport around the world.
Underwater hockey originates very casually in a situation
unrelated to sports. In 1950, the British Navy often devised a way to practice
and play in a manner similar to ice hockey in the water to help divers improve
their ability to move and perform effective tasks under the water.
In 1954, underwater hockey was officially considered a sport after Alan Blake founded the first Southsea Sub-Aqua Club in England.
Underwater hockey was then enthusiastically responded to by a harmonious combination of swimming and diving skills, while a mixed form of hockey and basketball. Both men and women can participate in this subject, just need to have good endurance to the challenge of holding your breath for a certain period of time underwater.