Coaches’ Blog: Back in the water and to fundamentals

Rodrigo Rojas Head Coach Water polo players that do not have a competitive swimming background are at a slight disadvantage. While this may not be a popular opinion among some in the water polo community, let me explain my thinking. The strokes used for water polo do not focus on streamline, flexibility, or attaining a feel for the water - three goals that are a part of any competitive swimming program. Water polo strokes concentrate on moving as fast as possible over 2 -3 metres (getting to a ball) and over 15 - 20 metres (swimming [...]