What is Splash Polo?
Splash Polo is the new water sport for kids created by Verova under the umbrella of the Capital Wave Water Polo Club. This sport is targeted towards 5-9 year olds that love the water, love to have fun, love to be active, and love to throw a ball around. This sport promotes water safety, offers a healthy activity, and involves overall water fun. The purpose of this program is to offer kids the ability to play a sport in the water that involves a team environment, individual water skills, and happiness.
Splash Polo is an introductory sport for the game of water polo. Splash Polo is played in a shallow pool where kids are allowed to touch the ground while playing. There is absolutely no contact in this sport and there are several adults and older athletes helping at all times. Equipment used for Splash Polo include inflatable nets, small inflatable rubber balls, and water polo caps. This program is a great introduction to future programs offered by the Capital Wave Water Polo Club. Our program is currently offered at Brewer Pool in the Glebe neighbourhood. This is a great central location for all athletes in the national capital region. Capital Wave is the only club in Ottawa offering the Splash Polo program.
Why Kids Need Splash Polo?
Early age is a time for experimentation and building skills. Water skills are particularly critical at this stage of development both for safety and to establish strength and flexibility in the water. At an early age when many children are signing up for their first experience with soccer, swimming, basketball or baseball, a sport like Splash Polo has never before provided an introductory program to allow kids to try the sport of water polo.
Splash Polo is designed to introduce the sport of water polo to children ages 5-9. The intent is to provide basic skills and understanding of the sport in a recreational format. Although water polo is known for its toughness and endurance, Splash Polo harnesses all the fun, dynamic aspects of the game in a safe, easy to learn aquatic experience that will motivate kids to swim and stay fit.
Splash Polo is also unique in aquatic sports in that it provides the team element that supports social development. Kids at this age expect their activities to have a social and interactive component.
- Develop water safety skills
- Cultivate health and fitness
- Sample a new sport for which you may have a special talent or passion
- Meet new friends in a safe, fun environment, that also teaches life lessons
- Build endurance and muscle tone
- Learn water polo basics designed by International and Olympic coaches
“We wanted our children to learn water safety, be active, and just have fun. This program offers exactly that and my son loves it. He has made great friendships and is far more comfortable in the deep water!” – Splash Polo Parent