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Water Polo in the East Midlands

Welcome to the home of water polo in the East Midlands. Water polo is a fast-paced sport played by two teams in a swimming pool and requires a high level of stamina and fitness.

The game involves throwing a ball around your team and shooting to score in a net, guarded by a goalkeeper, while the other team will try to take the ball from you. A player can cover up to 3km in one game!

Find out more about water polo on the Swim England Water Polo Hub.

Some schools also enter the English Schools Swimming Association (ESSA) water polo competition. This is a good way to get more competitions and play games with your school mates.


Water Polo Competitions and Development

Water polo clubs in the East Midlands play at a variety of levels, from local to national.

There are a number of water polo festivals for U15s at club level, while some of the more established clubs enter teams in the Swim England National Age Group Championships or British Water Polo League.

On a regional level, the East Midlands and West Midlands select a combined Midlands team to the Swim England Inter Regional Championships.