Underwater Hockey (also known as Octopush) is a 3-dimensional team sport played in swimming pools around the world. It’s low impact on the joints and is non-contact so suitable for all ages and abilities and the teams are mixed guys and girls.
First developed in the UK in the 1950s as a fun way to keep scuba divers active during the dark winter months, it quickly grew into a competitive sport and spread throughout the world. Each team has 10 players, with 6 in the water at each time. The aim of the game is to push or move the puck using a stick to the other end of the pool and into the goal mouth. Each player will wear basic underwater equipment, fins, masks, snorkel and polo cap.
Underwater hockey attracts recovering field sports athletes and a host of outside-the-box thinkers. It is a natural transition for wild swimmers, freedivers and snorkelers over the winter months as the evenings get darker and a great way to upgrade your skills.
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