Water polo is typically played in an all-deep pool (usually at least 1.8 meter deep or 5.9 feet), and players require stamina and endurance to play the game.
Contact, Fouls & Stamina
Water polo is a contact sport. Minor fouls occur frequently and exclusion fouls (in which a player is suspended from the game for 20 seconds) are common. The game consists of swimming (with and without the ball), using a special form of treading water known as the eggbeater kick, throwing, catching, and shooting the ball. All throwing and catching must be done using a single hand.
Water Polo Equipment
Special equipment for water polo includes a water polo ball, which floats on the water; numbered and colored caps; and goals, which either float in the water or are attached to the side of the pool.