In order to play water hockey, an athlete needs to be a good swimmer, able to dive deep and keep a good breath for as long as possible, so besides competing against the goal. This is a swimming match with deep dive and long dive. Anyone who has the ability to dive longer can bring victory to his team.
The ball used in water hockey is of normal size, round, flat
but it is important that it has enough weight to sink to the bottom. Usually an
orb to play in this interesting match weighs between 1.3 and 1.5kg.
Hockey sticks for playing underwater
Each member of the match may use a hockey stick about 30cm long, not too long for the athlete to move easily and use a stick to hit the opponent’s net.
In addition to swimming, athletes participating in the match must learn the skill of accurate underwater polishing, because the water strength can obstruct the path of the bridge, and the bridge is quite heavy, requiring athletes Must be in good health to be able to fight.
Equipment for athletes
Each athlete participating in the match will be equipped
with propellers, swimwear, bats, masks, gloves made from rubber. And to
distinguish underwater, each team will be equipped with tools of the same color
The surface of the lake is used to organize an underwater
hockey game with a depth of 2-4m and a flat lake bed to ensure the bridge can
move in the direction of the polish. Usually the lake size must reach 25x12m.
The goal of each team is made of metal that looks like a tray and each team has
to make it to put the ball into the opponent’s tray as much as possible.
Each team participates in underwater hockey including 10 athletes, of which 6 will compete and the other 4 will be in reserve. This sport does not distinguish between men and women, as long as you have good health, you can play it.
The order to start the game begins with the whistle and then
the players of both teams will rush into the lake, dive and start to serve the
center line of the lake.
An underwater hockey game is extremely attractive to the
participants as well as the spectators watching the match, the athletes will
show their ability great swimming, extremely nice serves. Whether winning or
losing, all have to climb up, the winning team is definitely up to congratulate
each other, the losing team is … emerging to breathe.