About Underwater Hockey
Underwater Hockey is a very fast pace game
that improves your swimming and free diving
abilities. It takes away a lot of stress, and is
open to men and women. It is played in the
bottom of a swimming pool and has two
teams of six players. In this sport, they have
to wear fins, mask, snorkel, a protective
glove and headgear. The stick is about one
foot long, the puck is about three pounds,
and the net is three meters (9’).
This sport was invented in 1969 by an
Australian SCUBA instructor named Norm
Liebeck. In 1975, there was the first
Canadian Men’s Championship. In
1978,three years later than the men's
Championship, they held the first Canadian
Women’s Championship. This game was
invented in Canada! Today, this sport is
played in over than 20 Countries! That is the
history of Underwater Hockey.
The cost to play Underwater Hockey is a one
time charge of $25. You need to pay that fee
for the pool and to purchase new equipment
for the facilities. That is the cost to play
If you love to swim and play hockey, this is the perfect sport for you!
The materials you will need to play this sport is $25. You only need
$25 because they need to replace their equipment with new stuff if
they get broken.
1. Pay your $25 fee.
2. It’s played on the bottom of a pool with two teams of six.
3. In competitions, there are two 15 minute halves.
4. Teams of six can have four substitutes for if people get tired.
5. The substitutes can change on the fly with the regular team.
6. You have to show up at least 15 minutes before the game starts.
7. Basically, the only way you can score is by doing teamwork. That
is because you can only hold your breath for a minute or two.
8. To pass and shoot, it is almost exactly the same as sledge hockey.
You have to flick your wrist.
Center: Tries to get possession of the puck. It is an offensive player and
usually positioned right on or in front of the play.
Wings: (right and left): They try score goals and steal the puck from the
other team's defense. The wings are offensive players that stay in front of
the play for forward passes.
Halfbacks: (right and left): Stop the other team and pass to the
wingers. The strong and weak side can switch quickly so halfbacks have to
do a lot of swimming up and down the pool to stay in position.
Swingback: Defensive player, second to last player back. They back up the
halfbacks a lot when the play is moving from one side of the pool to the