What kind of ball is used in water polo?

Is a water polo ball the same as a volleyball?

A: Because the water polo ball has an uncanny resemblance to a volleyball, many people assume water polo is just volleyball in the water. This is not the case, although that sport does sound like fun. Instead, polo players would describe water polo to a newcomer as soccer or basketball in the water.

What size water polo ball should I get?

Size 1.5– is used for recreational water polo. The ball is smaller than the size two and is often used by schools and clubs when teaching basic skills to young players.

Can you touch the bottom of the pool in water polo?

They are not allowed to touch the bottom of the pool and must tread water the entire time – although players use a movement called the egg-beater which is more efficient than the normal action of treading water. Players can move the ball by throwing it to a teammate or swimming while pushing the ball in front of them.

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